STEM Resources

Million Girls Moonshot

Million Girls Moonshot Initiative

The Million Girls Moonshot seeks to re-imagine who can engineer, who can build, who can make. It will inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities through afterschool and summer programs over the next 5 years.

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FREE PEAR Training for STEM and program staff

As an implementation partner for the Million Girls Moonshot Initiative, PEAR is thrilled to offer a three-part training series to all state networks and participating programs at no cost!

This series focuses on understanding STEM learning, imagining and planning for quality, and creating change. This is a phenomenal opportunity to leverage the free Dimensions of Success (DoS) Program Planning Tool (PPT) to create authentic plans that maximize positive outcomes for youth and educators.

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Mobile Think Make Create (TMC) Trailers

Beginning in March, afterschool and summer programs throughout South Dakota will be able to reserve a Think Make Create Mobile Lab for students. TMC Trailers are chock-full of hands-on STEM-focused activities designed to teach youth of all ages how to think critically and learn problem solving skills – and have fun doing it!
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Upcoming STEM Trainings

QUALITY TRAININGS WITH PEAR

As an implementation partner for the Million Girls Moonshot Initiative, PEAR is thrilled to offer a three-part training series to all state networks and participating programs at no cost! 

We invite network leads or STEM/Moonshot staff, program staff and coordinators to leverage the free Dimensions of Success (DoS) Program Planning Tool (PPT) during these guided, interactive sessions focused on creating authentic plans to support quality programming and maximize positive outcomes for youth and educators. 

PART III: Creating Change: Leveraging DoS Toward Continuous Growth 

March 30th, 12:00 – 1:00 pm PST / 3:00pm – 4:00 pm EST (Deadline to Register: Friday March 26th)

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Learning Goals:

  • Learn how to use the freely available DoS planning tool and related data collection tools to grow and strengthen programming
  • Discuss how to sustainability leverage data and planning resources to continue strengthening STEM and SED in your program/network

PART III

April 27th, 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST / 4:00pm – 5:00 pm EST

National Girls Collaborative Project Team

Audience: Network Leads and STEM/Moonshot Staff

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ROLE MODELS MATTER WEBINARS

Role Models Matters Training for STEM Volunteers

April 13th, 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST / 4:00pm – 5:00 pm EST

Hosted by Techbridge Girls Inc.

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STEM identity is critical to STEM persistence and how role models are critical to STEM identity, shared through research. In this webinar, we will explore three strategies for connecting to and preparing role models to work with youth. Strategies will consist of:  

  • Role Model Strategy 1: Making a Connection 
  • Role Model Strategy 2: Talking About Your Work in Age-Appropriate Ways
  • Role Model Strategy 3: Using Culturally Relevant and Youth Development Practices 

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