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Tales of a Middle School Student Library Design
Tales of a Middle School Student Library Design
Tales of a Middle School Student Library Design
Tales of a Middle School Student Library Design
Tales of a Middle School Student Library Design
Tales of a Middle School Student Library Design
Tales of a Middle School Student Library Design
Tales of a Middle School Student Library Design
Tales of a Middle School Student Library Design
Tales of a Middle School Student Library Design
Tales of a Middle School Student Library Design
Tales of a Middle School Student Library Design
Tales of a Middle School Student Library Design
Tales of a Middle School Student Library Design
Tales of a Middle School Student Library Design
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Tales of a Middle School Student Library Design. NSDL Annual Meeting. November 19, 2009, Washington, DC.

Tales of a Middle School Student Library Design. NSDL Annual Meeting. November 19, 2009, Washington, DC.

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  • 1. Web-based Resources Created For (and By) Youth! Sarita Pillai Education Development Center, Inc. STEM Career Exploration for Middle School
  • 2.
    • INTRODUCTION:
    • Education Development Center, Inc.
    • Portfolio of youth media and technology projects
      • National Science Foundation funding
      • Learner-centered – youth as co-designers
      • The FunWorks (thefunworks.org)
      • Girls Communicating Career Connections (gc3.edc.org)
      • Middle School Portal 2: Math and Science Pathways (msteacher2.org)
  • 3.
    • OUR PROCESS:
    • National focus groups and surveys
    • Youth co-design teams
      • Middle school aged youth and staff
      • Design team curriculum
      • Career research, field trips, interviews
      • Web design, dissemination
      • Video scripting, post-production
    • Pilot tests and evaluation
  • 4.
    • OUR GOALS:
    • Generate awareness of STEM career possibilities and dispel stereotypes about these careers
    • Highlight commonly-known/entry-point careers along with other/more advanced STEM careers
    • Emphasize the importance of 21 st century skill development in career and life success
    • Demonstrate the positive social impact of scientific careers
    • Inspire youth to take action now in realizing a future career, and enable educators to help them get there
  • 5.
    • WHAT IS THE FUNWORKS?
    • Organized around youth interest areas
    • More than 60 STEM careers
      • What does it mean to be X?
      • Online and other activities
      • Profiles of professionals
      • Next steps – where to go from here
    • Educator section
      • Activities/lesson plans, career counseling guides, other media
    • Website: http://www.thefunworks.org
  • 6.
    • Cosmetics Chemist
    • Sound Engineer
    • Civil Engineer
    • Cultural Anthropologist
    • Graphic Designer
    • Forensic Scientist
    • Marine Biologist/Aquarist
    • Agricultural and Food Scientist
    • Atmospheric Scientist
    • Biomedical Engineer
    • Civil Engineer
    • Computational Scientist
    • Game Designer
    • Geoscientist
    • Plasma Physicist
    • Robotics Engineer
    • Statistician
    • Toxicologist
    • … and many more!
  • 7.
    • WHAT IS GC3?
    • Organized around youth interest areas
    • 7 girl-produced career videos
      • Related career information (18 careers in total)
    • Companion educator materials
      • Educators/facilitators guide
      • Video production curriculum
    • Website: http://gc3.edc.org
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  • 15.
    • Thank you!
    • The FunWorks – http://thefunworks.org
    • GC3 – http://gc3.edc.org
    • Sarita Pillai
    • EDC, Inc.
    • [email_address]

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