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From EduHound’s “Classroom Tools & Tips” Newsletter, some sites to support teachers who want to spark interest — especially girls’ interest — in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Topic: STEM EQUITY
- National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT): Gotta Have IT — This computing resource kit designed with K-12 educators’ needs in mind. A select set of high-quality posters, computing and careers information, digital media and more, the resource kit builds awareness and inspires interest in computing. http://www.ncwit.org/ghit
- Access STEM — Where K-12 teachers, postsecondary educators, and employers learn to make classroom and employment opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) accessible to individuals with disabilities, and share promising practices. http://www.washington.edu/doit/Stem/
- Sally Ride Science: For Educators — Features innovative science content dedicated to supporting girls’ and boys’ interests in science, math and technology. A key part of their mission is to make a difference in girls’ lives, and in society’s perceptions of their roles in technical fields. http://www.sallyridescience.com/for_educators
- Educational Equity Center — Promoting bias free learning through innovative programs and materials. It strives to decrease discrimination based on gender, race/ethnicity, disability, and level of family income. Includes information on programs and materials, and training. http://www.edequity.org
- STEM Transitions — At the heart of the project are the six Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) career clusters that will provide the context for instructional materials demonstrating the convergence of academic and technical content. http://www.stemtransitions.org
- Ingear — Provides teachers and teacher educators with access to materials that will enhance their own understanding of gender equitable classroom practices and access to materials that can be used to help teacher education students address issues of gender equity in their teaching. http://www.coe.uga.edu/ingear/
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Equity Resources — Features equitable resources to encourage teachers and students to value and respect the work of all members of the classroom community and to believe that all students can make important contributions. http://www.nctm.org/equity.aspx
source: EduHound’s Classroom Tools & Tips, a newsletter that provides valuable ed tech resources to incorporate into K-12 curriculum. Educational topics, preformatted templates, technology tutorials and practical tips. Judi Rajala invites you to suggest topics, share templates or join the list. JRajala@eduhound.com.
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