STEM Career Resources for Girls

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STEM Career Resources for Girls. CT Chapter of National Girls Collaborative Project. April 5, 2010. Hartford, CT.

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STEM Career Resources for Girls

  1. 1. Web-based STEM Resources For (and By) Girls! Sarita Pillai Education Development Center, Inc. Connecticut Girls Collaborative Project Spring Forum: Connecting Girls to STEM Connecticut Science Center, April 5 th 2010 Girls Communicating Career Connections (GC3)
  2. 2. <ul><li>INTRODUCTION: </li></ul><ul><li>Education Development Center, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio of youth media and technology projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Science Foundation funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learner-centered – youth as co-designers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The FunWorks (thefunworks.org) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Girls Communicating Career Connections (gc3.edc.org) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle School Portal 2: Math and Science Pathways (msteacher2.org) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>WHAT IS GC3? </li></ul><ul><li>7 girl-produced career videos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Related career information (18 careers in total) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Companion educator materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educators/facilitators guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video production curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Website: http://gc3.edc.org </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>OUR GOALS: </li></ul><ul><li>Generate awareness of S/E career possibilities and dispell gender-based career stereotypes </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight commonly-known/entry-point careers along with more advanced S/E careers </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize the importance of 21 st century skill development in career and life success </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate the positive social impact of scientific careers </li></ul><ul><li>Inspire girls to take action now in realizing a future career, and enable educators to help them get there </li></ul>
  5. 5. Introduction <ul><li>OUR PROCESS & PARTNERS: </li></ul><ul><li>All-girl co-design teams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6-8 middle school aged girls and staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video production curriculum (16-20 sessions) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career research, field trips, interviews, self-documentation, scripting, post-production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot tests, evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Young Women’s Leadership Charter School (Chicago, IL) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SpyHop Productions (Salt Lake City, UT) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Introduction <ul><li>Pediatric Nurse Practitioner </li></ul><ul><li>Pediatrician </li></ul><ul><li>Food Scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Anthropologist </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Designer </li></ul><ul><li>Forensic Scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Marine Biologist/Aquarist </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural and Food Scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Atmospheric Scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Biomedical Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Computational Scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Game Designer </li></ul><ul><li>Geoscientist </li></ul><ul><li>Plasma Physicist </li></ul><ul><li>Robotics Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Statistician </li></ul><ul><li>Toxicologist </li></ul>
  7. 15. Introduction <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>Sarita Pillai </li></ul><ul><li>EDC, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://gc3.edc.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://thefunworks.org </li></ul>

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