STEM and CTE Educators Needed for FREE Gender Equity PD!
- August 14, 2018
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Twin Cities PBS invites schools and school districts across Minnesota and Wisconsin to participatein SciGirls Strategies: Gender EquitableTeaching Practices in CTE Pathways for High School Girls!
This National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Train-the-Trainerprogram provides high school-level Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Science,Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) teachers and district leaders a FREE four-day workshop on employing gender-equitableequitable teaching strategies (GETS) with the goal of attracting and retainingmore female students in CTE/STEM classes.
This course will be held at Twin Cities PBS (TPT) studios in St. Paul,Minnesota June 25-28, 2019. It will be taught by Dr. Barbara Billington fromthe University of Minnesota’s STEM Center, and Leah Defenbaugh, STEM OutreachManager at TPT. Transportation and lodging will be reimbursed.
After the GETS Train-the-Trainer workshop, participating educators will:
- Lead a professional development course for their colleagues during the 2019-2020 school year, providing best practices in creating a gender equitable STEM and CTE culture in their school or district;
- Receive a $600 stipend; and
- Receive a $1000 implementation grant for the school or district.
- Be eligible to purchase 1-2 graduate credits from St. Catherine University
Benefits to schools and districts include:
- Professional development for educators on best practices for creating gender equitable CTE/STEM classrooms;
- Increased number of girls in non-traditionally female CTE and STEM courses including computer science, engineering, manufacturing and trades, as well as STEM classes that are disproportionally male;
- Evaluative feedback around student and teacher outcomes; and
- Ongoing resources and support from TPT staff.
To submit an application please visit www.bit.ly/sgtraining2019
To learn more, contact Alex Dexheimer (firstname.lastname@example.org)