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An online library of effective teaching techniques and methodologies which inspire enduring and meaningful learning.
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How to Grab and Keep Girls’ Interest in Computer Coding

How to Grab and Keep Girls’ Interest in Computer Coding | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
There's growing and well-founded concern about the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math fields, particularly when it comes to women of color. Here are some ideas on what to do...
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7 Powerful STEM Resources For Girls - Edudemic

7 Powerful STEM Resources For Girls - Edudemic | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"The statistics surrounding STEM education and jobs in the US are rather staggering to me. The latest that I’ve read indicate that US students are still trailing WAY behind other nations in Science and Math education (US ranks 47th in Math and Science education quality, and 78% of high school graduates don’t meet the standard levels for at least one entry level STEM class). To top it off, there’s a pretty strong gender divide in the STEM subjects: Many fewer girls are interested in even studying these subjects, and they don’t feel at all confident about their skills."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 26, 2013 11:17 PM

News reports let us know that the number of students studying the STEM subjects needs to rise, and that there is a strong gender divide. What can we do as teachers? How about finding some great websites that look at STEM and are designed for girls. This post provides a look at 7 websites. They are:

* Black Girls Code (for ages 7 - 17)

* DigiGirlz (through Microsoft)
* Center for STEM Education for Girls(transformational opportunities for girls)

* Engineer Girl (National Academy of Engineering)

* The National Girls Collaborative Project (high school and college aged)

* National Center for Women and Information Technology (high school and college)

* Dot Diva (WGBH and for high school girls)

Each site is discussed in the post and links to each are available.

Shannon Collingwood's curator insight, October 26, 2014 2:55 PM

This website gives advice on good organizations for girls interested in a career in a STEM field. 

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WATCH: How to empower girls in the classroom - CBS News

WATCH: How to empower girls in the classroom - CBS News | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
WATCH: How to empower girls in the classroom CBS News In middle school, 74 percent of girls express interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects, but when choosing a college major, just 0.3 percent of high school girls...
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