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CITI(Commonwealth informatin technology initiative)

CITI wants to integrate technology throughout the K-12 curriculum and produce graduates fluent in technology, impact existing teacher licensure and student testing standards to reflect technology as “the new fundamental”. They provide Evaluation Documents for the K-12 RFP.View External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Jina Kim

Tags: Formal Education, Teacher Evaluation

2013 | By: The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

What Parents Want: Educational Preferences and Trade-Offs

A National Survey of K-12 Parents August 26, 2013 Author: Dara Zeehandelaar, Ph.D. Amber M. Northern, Ph.D. This groundbreaking study finds that nearly all parents seek schools with a solid core curriculum in reading and math, an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, and the development in students of good study habits, strong critical thinking skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. But some parents also prefer specializations and emphases that are only possible in a system of school choice.View External Website

Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: parents, motivation, formal education, research/report/data

2012 | By: Jo Sanders

Lifting The Barriers

Lifting The Barriers: 600 Tested Strategies that Really Work to Increase Girl's Participation in Science, Mathematics and Computers discusses 600 developed strategies to promote STEM with girls. This study was created and carried out by K-12 educators for the NSF-funded Computer Equity Expert Project. 107_Lifting_The_Barriers.pdf

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Anna Simmons

Tags: STEM, Research/Report, Formal Education

2012 | By: National Science Foundation

CalWomenTech Scale Up Project: Proven Tools Attract Women to STEM Training Programs

This article highlights the The CalWomenTech Scale Up Project which aims to increase recruitment and retention of the number of female students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs at community colleges in California.View External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Anna Simmons

Tags: Formal Education, STEM

2012 | By: Northern Illinois University

Science in the Moment (SciMo)

Science in the Moment (SciMo) is a 3 year research study funded by the National Science Foundation at Northern Illinois University. The purpose of SciMo is to provide a descriptive account of what a variety of high school science contexts feel like from the perspective of female and male students. The overarching theoretical and conceptual perspectives for the study include: (1) Self Determination Theory focuses on the importance of students' cognitions in learning around issues concerning autonomy and competence. (2) Emergent Motivation Theory is branch of the field of positive psychology, focused on the important role of affect in learning. (3) Women's ways of knowing suggests that females and males may approach academic learning, including learning science, differently because of identified differences in how girls and boys are socialized to assume socially-sanctioned gender roles, and societal expectations for males and females academic performance. View External Website

Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Anna Simmons

Tags: Instructional Strategies, Formal Education, STEM, Gender

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Science Central's Ms. Tech Camp

With support from a Girls RISEnet Minigrant, Science Central, a hands-on science center in northeast Indiana, partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Urban League, as well as the general public, to host our first ...Read More

Privacy Policy | The Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) National Museum Network is funded by Grant No. HRD-0937245 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Human Resource Development, Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Extension Services (GSE/EXT) Program. Project collaborators include the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and SECME, Inc. The project seeks to increase the capacity of science centers and museums to interest girls from underrepresented populations in the engineering sciences