Resources for Girls and STEM presentations
Girls & STEM: Making it Happen Tuesday, June 30, 4:00–5:00 pm Sylvia Martinez PCC Ballroom B
Other ISTE events
Citations and other resources mentioned in this presentation
Invent To Learn
MakeHers: Engaging Girls and Women in Technology through Making, Creating, and Inventing (Intel infographic)
Power, Access, Status: The Discourse of Race, Gender, and Class in the Maker Movement
Leah Buechley – Gender, Making, and the Maker Movement (video from FabLearn 2013)
National Girls Collaborative Project (links to many others)
National Council of Women and Informational Technology
American Association of University Women
Unesco International Bureau of Education (IBE) – Multiple resources such as: Strengthening STEM curricula for girls in Africa, Asia and the Pacific; 10 Facts about Girls and Women in STEM in Asia
WISE (UK) – campaign to promote women in science, technology, and engineering
My posts about gender issues, stereotype threat, and other topics mentioned in this session
Stereotype Threat – Why it matters
Inclusive Makerspaces (article for EdSurge)
What a Girl Wants: Self-direction, technology, and gender
Self-esteem and me (a girl) becoming an engineer
Securing Australia’s Future STEM: Country Comparisons – Australian Council of Learned Academies
Generation STEM: What girls say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – Girl Scouts of the USA (2012) (Girls 14-17)
Effective STEM Programs for Adolescent Girls: Three Approaches and Many Lessons Learned
Women’s underrepresentation in science: Sociocultural and biological considerations. (2009)
Gresham, Gina. “A study of mathematics anxiety in pre-service teachers.” Early Childhood Education Journal 35.2 (2007): 181-188.
Beilock, Sian L., et al. “Female teachers’ math anxiety affects girls’ math achievement.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107.5 (2010): 1860-1863.
Teachers’ Spatial Anxiety Relates to 1st- and 2nd-Graders’ Spatial Learning
National Center for Educational Statistics
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center
The Girl Scout Research Institute has released Generation STEM: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (2012).
Generation STEM is a national research report investigating girls’ perceptions, attitudes, and interests in the subjects and general field of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) from the voices of girls themselves. The report consists of a literature review, as well as qualitative (focus group) and quantitative (survey) research with 1,000 girls across the United States.
The study finds that girls are interested in STEM and aspire to STEM careers, but need further exposure and education about what STEM careers can offer, and how STEM can help girls make a difference in the world.
Generation STEM: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (2012). Check out this page for the free download, a place to order a print copy, and a nice PDF summary of the full report. The summary would make a great topic of conversation with teachers, school board members, or a parent group!
Education Week: Teaching Girls to Tinker.
Yet, even as girls open new gender gaps by outpacing their male peers in most subjects, men still receive roughly 77 percent of the bachelor’s degrees awarded in engineering and 85 percent of those in computer science. Why aren’t girls choosing to enter these critical fields of the future?
There are several familiar explanations: Girls lack sufficient female role models in computer science and engineering; girls prefer sciences that are clearly connected to helping others; girls are turned off by the “isolated geek” stereotype that dominates their view of computer science and engineering.
Here’s another explanation: Girls don’t tinker.
Be sure to read the rest of the article…Teaching Girls to Tinker
My Tinkering Towards Technology Fluency session at Educon 2.2 went very well. I’m waiting to hear if the recording glitches were solved or if it’s lost to eternity! (Don’t bother clicking on the Elluminate link on the session page, it just says the session is over.) I have heard, though, that they are working on putting up the links.
It was a great conversation. So many people participated and shared some really great ideas and stories. I will post some resources from the conversation soon.