Fri, September 01, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Engaging Girls in STEAM: Inspiring Future Generations – VIRTUAL

Do you have girls in your program who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) and you are not sure how to support them to pursue their interests? Research shows that girls begin to lose both their interest and confidence in science and STEAM by middle school.

In this training, participants will be introduced to successful women in STEAM careers and learn how to create a safe, fun, STEAM learning experience for ALL YOUTH.  Participants will leave this training with ready-to-go activities and videos that will introduce youth to professional women in STEAM and support girls (and all youth) to build confidence and skills in STEAM areas.

Upon successful completion of this training, the participant will earn 2 clock hours (.2CEUs) of training.

Training Objectives:

Participants will:

  1. Name strategies to create a safe learning space for girls to thrive in STEAM.
  2. Categorize female STEAM professionals and career fields.
  3. Implement STEAM activities for youth related to specific STEAM career fields.

Core Knowledge, Skills and Competencies Addressed (CKSCs):

Learning Environments and Curriculum

Physical Environment and Activities

Identify – A. Recognizes the importance of creating a developmentally and culturally responsive learning environment and following a curriculum.

Apply – D. Creates engaging, physically, emotionally safe, and inclusive environments to encourage play, exploration, and learning across developmental domains.

Primary QIS Scales Addressed:

II. Supportive Environment

     II-J. Active Learning

     II-J-1. Young people engage with materials or ideas

IV. Engaging Environment

     IV-O. Furthering Learning

     IV-O-3. Encourage extending knowledge

     IV-O-5. Guide Discovery