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According to researchers: How to encourage more girls to pursue science and math careers

According to researchers: How to encourage more girls to pursue science and math careers | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Negative stereotypes about girls’ ability can discourage from them pursuing careers in math and science, researchers say
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Promote the idea that girls are smart and therefore "good" at math/science, and provide positive role models to combat the "nerdy" STEM stereotypes. 

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7 Ways to Get More Girls and Women into STEM (and Encourage Them to Stay) -- THE Journal

7 Ways to Get More Girls and Women into STEM (and Encourage Them to Stay) -- THE Journal | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A recent forum brought together industry and academic experts to consider how to get more girls interested in science and engineering and keep them engaged.
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I agree, coupling STEAM with STEM is a smart tactic and being upfront about the diversity issues girls, women and women of color face..

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*Free* Sept/Oct/Nov MOOC's for Teachers/Educators

*Free* Sept/Oct/Nov MOOC's for Teachers/Educators | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Here's a few free online MOOC courses for teachers and educators (provided by someone who doesn't work for these MOOC providers or universities).
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I registered for the Get Interactive: Practical Teaching with Technology, it sounded interesting-but so did the rest of these courses! 

 

I've taken Coursera's Copyright for Educators and Librarians

course offered by Duke, Emory and UNC-CH, it was excellent.

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Breaking the Code: Unleashing the Talents of Our Girls and Students of Color

Breaking the Code: Unleashing the Talents of Our Girls and Students of Color | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

My five-year-old girl entered kindergarten this past fall, bringing me one of life’s greatest experiences: watching her explore her curiosities and creativity as she desires and develops skills that will last her a lifetime.

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Schools’ Discipline for Girls Differs by Race and Hue

Schools’ Discipline for Girls Differs by Race and Hue | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
For graffiti on a Georgia school’s walls, two girls were suspended. But only one of them ended up in the criminal justice system.
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According to this study, US black girls are punished at a far greater amount than white girls, for the same offences...it's not just black boys who get a raw deal in school.. 

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Building the Next Generation of Female IT Professionals

Building the Next Generation of Female IT Professionals | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
It's no secret that women are under-represented in technology jobs. To help turn that tide, while at the same time building a pipeline of talent, some companies are putting money where their good intentions are.
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What a great idea: get girls interested in coding early and provide the funding to do it!

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Research: Boosting Number of Girls in Math Class Can Improve Test Results 

Research: Boosting Number of Girls in Math Class Can Improve Test Results  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Does gender composition and peer achievement in high school make a difference to math test scores or school attendance?
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Interesting-more girls in math class not only improves girls scores but boys as well..

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5 Ways to Get Girls into STEM

5 Ways to Get Girls into STEM | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Engineering consultant and author Karen Purcell stresses the importance of capturing young girls' interest in STEM subjects and career paths, offering five strategies to make this happen.
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When I was a computer programmer about 35% of programmers were women (in the 1980-1990's)..now 25% of programmers are women..and it wasn't a fun environment in the 1980's..but it's got to be better now, right?

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24 Coding Programs Boosting Diversity in Tech

24 Coding Programs Boosting Diversity in Tech | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
How does the tech world measure up against other industries in terms of diversity? Many major CEOs have discussed the importance of diversity, but the tech industry still has a long way to go with incorporating women and minorities. But there are many organizations who have taken great strides towards making this a thing of the past. Here’s a list of extraordinary coding programs boosting diversity in tech around the world.

Via John Evans
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Almost all coding groups are for girls and/or women!

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