Develop activities and projects focused on fostering an engineering mindset in youth in equitable ways that encourage engagement and participation of girls and other underrepresented youth. Help youth envision their potential as engineers and problem-solvers, and spark interest, affiliation and identities. Register for one or all three!
Interested in developing professional development focused on engineering mindset in youth? Wondering how to do this in equitable ways that encourage engagement and participation of girls and other underrepresented youth? This webinar, the first in a three-part series, focuses on three core engineering practices: using a systematic problem-solving process; exploring the properties and uses of materials; and considering real-world problems. An overview will include ways implementing the practice can help create inclusive learning experiences. In small groups, participants will examine resources that can support the practice and discuss how to use or modify them to foster engagement with engineering practices toward development of an engineering mindset. Educators and professional development providers will leave with a deeper understanding of the specific practices and concrete ideas and resources for infusing these into engineering programming and training. Audience: For program staff (directors, STEM specialists, line staff) in your state. Experts: Christine Cunningham & Shannon McManus.
November 10 at 3 p.m. | Register
Read more about the Million Girls Moonshot, a tech and philanthropic collective impact initiative to work with afterschool programs in Pennsylvania and nationwide to increase diversity and equity in science, technology, engineering and math.