Techbridge Girls Equity and Inclusion Community of Practice: August 10th, September 14th, October 12th, November 9th, and December 14th
Techbridge Girls is excited to announce that applications are being accepted to join the Fall 2023 STEM Equity Learning Community. All out-of-school time (OST) supervisors and administrators for programs that serve Black, Indigenous, and Latina girls and gender-expansive youth are encouraged to apply. Participation in the CoP includes 5 sessions and stipends. Attend the information session on July 6th at 1pm ET/ 10am PT. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE.
Join us at an upcoming Techbridge Girls Information Session to learn more about our program offering for this Fall! Each of our services equips educators with gender- and culturally-responsive teaching tools and full program kitting materials to support youth persistence in STEM and expose girls to BIPOC peers and role models from STEM fields. Participation includes educator training, all materials and a stipend.
Information Sessions: July 13th at 7pm EST/ 4pm PST and August 8th at 3pm ET/ noon PST. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE
Become a Teen Science Café Fellow! Teen Science Cafes are a free, fun way for teens to engage in lively conversations with STEM experts that explore the advances in science and technology that affect their lives. In these events, teens socialize over teen-friendly food and drink and have a lively conversation with local scientists and engineers about current cutting-edge developments in their fields, all in a relaxed and informal out-of-school setting. Teen Science Cafés are for teens, by teens. Teen Science Cafés are not just for the science geeks; they are for all curious teens. Along the way, teen organizers gain a host of leadership skills. Cafés are typically run about an hour and a half once per month during the school year. A $2,500 stipend is provided to selected participants to support the implementation of Teen Science Cafes. APPLY TO BE A TEEN SCIENCE CAFE MOONSHOT FELLOW HERE
ACRES Training Cohort: Asking Purposeful Questions: Fridays: 07/21/2023, 08/04/2023 1:00 – 3:00 pm EST/10:00 – 12:00 pm PST
Questions begin a path toward discovery, imagination, and STEM exploration. How can we help youth expand and clarify their thinking and develop their reasoning through the questions we ask them? This module is a great way to train staff on how to facilitate STEM learning. Experienced educators also love being part of a cohort as a way to connect with other educators across the country, to learn new lesson plans, and to reflect on practice. This is our introductory module and a prerequisite to other opportunities. *The expectation is that you will be live at all three sessions and an active member of this coaching cohort. Recordings are not available if you are unable to attend. REGISTER HERE Code: AC250PQ
ACRES Training Cohort: Elevating Youth Voice and Choice: Mondays: 08/07/2023, 08/21/2023, 09/11/2023 3:00 – 5:00 pm EST/12:00 – 2:00 pm PST
How often do youth in your program get to choose what they’re investigating or designing, the materials they might use, and/or how they engage with the work? In this module, participants try out strategies for elevating youth voice and choice and apply the ideas as they redesign a STEM activity to incorporate a greater variety of youth input. *The expectation is that you will be live at all three sessions and an active member of this coaching cohort. Recordings are not available if you are unable to attend. Completion of the Asking Purposeful Questions module is a prerequisite for this module. REGISTER HERE Code: AC251VC
Thursday, July 20th at 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST / 4:30-5:30 PM PST
Wednesday, September 6th at 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST / 9-10 AM PST
Wednesday, November 8th at 8 PM – 9 PM EST / 5-6 PM PST
ACRES (Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Educators in STEM) is excited to offer workshops about STEM micro-credentials, which are competency-based, digital badges for afterschool and out-of-school professionals offered through the National Afterschool Association. These sessions are free, live, interactive, and one hour in length. REGISTER HERE
Hiring Interns or Teen Leaders for the Summer? Asynchronous Course
Click2ComputerScience’s new course, Teens Learning to Lead, is a great way to help new interns get prepared for working with youth. It is a leadership course for high school and college-aged people designed for participants to complete on their own, or with a team. We recommend that teams who will be teaching together over the summer complete the course together. Participants will need a computer and a journal for reflecting on their learning. The reflection points can be the basis for discussions with a supervisor. mentor or coach that will help participants learn and grow as leaders.
This is a self-directed online learning experience offered at no cost by Click2ComputerScience. The course is divided into four units with a culminating experience that lets participants apply what they have learned. See Teens Learning to Lead for yourself.
Afterschool Math Plus Curriculum Training Tuesdays: July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, and November 28, 2023 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST
REGISTER FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TRAINING SESSION HERE
|Date and Time
|Afterschool Math Plus Curriculum Topic Areas
|Jump Rope Math: Going to Great Lengths
Observe patterns, create a scatter graph, and analyze data to make predictions about connections between jump rope length and jumper height.
|Jump Rope Math: Designing a Math Investigation
Use bar graphs, line graphs, scatter graphs and Venn diagrams to explore different ways of answering math questions about jumping rope.
|MusicMath: Unexpected Math, Creating Rhythms, and Making Rhythm Patterns
Create musical patterns, then repeat the patterns and think about how to represent the patterns using words, pictures, and symbols.
|MusicMath: Composing Music (with Math!)
Experiment with repeating patterns and create new arrangements using similar sounds in different sequences.
|MusicMath: Discovering Music Fractions
Identify and represent parts of fractions using music and explore combinations and permutations, or ways of creating variety while still using the same elements.
Use fractions to create musical compositions, then perform the compositions using found instruments (pans, boxes, pencils, whistles). Create new combinations and permutations for the music fractions.
Note: Each webinar will include strategies to support a positive Math Identity (e.g., role models, career connections, family connections, literacy connections).
PEAR Program Planning Tool Training Tuesday, August 1st and Thursday August 3rd 2:00-3:30 PM ET/ 11:00 AM-12:30 PM PT
The DoS-PPT is a free resource for facilitators of out-of-school and in-school STEM learning programs. The planning tool provides a brief introduction to each dimension of the DoS framework, sample videos, and examples to guide the use of DoS when preparing activity plans for youth. During this training, participants will:
- Develop high-level understanding of the DoS Framework, dimensions of quality
- Working with the PPT learn how to plan high quality STEM learning experiences using the DoS Program Planning Tool
- Work with the newly revised DoS Program Planning Tool to identify and plan for high-quality program and activity planning practices.
REGISTER FOR THE FIRST SESSION HERE
October 3, 10, and 17th 12:00-1:00PM EST / 9:00-10:00AM PST
REGISTER FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL SESSION HERE
Harnessing the Magic of Math
Join us for a dynamic three-part virtual training series designed to breathe life into math through games, through meaningful, kid-friendly data analysis, and nature exploration. Our sessions focus on strategies that accommodate multiple grade levels and ability levels, helping you meet each student where they are. Prepare to turn your after-school program into a vibrant and engaging mathematical journey!
- Session 1: Let’s Play
October 3rd 12:00-1:00PM EST / 9:00-10:00AM PST
Delve into the world where play meets mathematics. In this session, we’ll explore how common game pieces, such as dominoes and dice, can be transformed into effective math teaching and exploration tools. You’ll learn strategies for presenting math concepts in a playful, engaging manner, catering to different grade levels and ability levels. We’ll discuss how games can enhance critical thinking, problem-solving, and cooperative learning among students.
- Session 2: Data Detectives
October 10th 12:00-1:00PM EST / 9:00-10:00AM PST
In our second session, we’ll focus on strategies to collect and analyze data in fun and meaningful ways. From measuring the bounce of different balls and exploring exponential decay by eating M&M’s, we’ll demonstrate how students can become active participants in the world of gathering and interpreting data.
- Session 3: Nature’s Numbers: Exploring Shapes & Patterns
October 17th 12:00-1:00PM EST / 9:00-10:00AM PST
In our final session, we will explore the geometric patterns and three-dimensional shapes that exist in the natural world, demonstrating how these can be used to enrich math learning. This session will equip you with strategies to engage all students, from the youngest to the oldest, and from beginner to advanced levels.