Saturday, December 8, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
UT Austin Campus, Austin, TX as part of the UT STEM Professional Development Day
Learn more about SciGirls at https://www.txgcp.org/scigirls/.
Learn more about the UT STEM Professional Development Day and register for the SciGirls Workshop at http://tinyurl.com/utstempdday.
SciGirls, a PBS KIDS weekly series and website, is out to change how millions of tween girls think about science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM! In each episode, animated characters Izzie and her best friend Jake find themselves in jams only science can fix. To set things right, Izzie calls on bright, curious real-lifeSciGirls, who put STEM to work and save the day. Izzie also invites viewers to hang out on the website, a totally safe, social networking environment where girls can connect, create personal profiles and avatars, share projects and watch every episode. SciGirls premiered nationwide on Public Television stations and online at pbskidsog.org/scigirls beginning in February 2012.
Educators across Texas are invited to participate in SciGirls professional development opportunities and discover how to engage young women (ages 8-13) through research-based, high quality activities and resources.
Participants attending the 3 hour workshop will:
Learn latest research for exciting and engaging girls (and boys) in STEM
Experience FOUR hands-on STEM activities including light up electric circuit dough creatures, slow-falling parachutes, bouncing balls and wind measuring devices
Leave with curriculum for over 25 hands-on, video enhanced activities that put a creative twist on teaching STEM
Learn how to modify any activity to excite and engage kids in STEM using the SciGirls Seven
Discover additional online resources that enhance teaching and learning experiences for all kids