|ACRES Moonshot Virtual STEM Coach
Receive a $500 stipend to attend training plus $1000 for every cohort you coach. Applications due November 23rd
Are you an afterschool leader and looking to build capacity for STEM engagement in your afterschool program? Would you like to train your staff through a live, nationally recognized coaching program? In partnership with the Million Girls Moonshot, the ACRES team is looking for job-secure afterschool program leaders (i.e. Site Directors, Site Coordinators, STEM Specialists, Professional Development and Training staff) who work directly with frontline staff to be trained to become an ACRES Virtual STEM Coach. As an ACRES Virtual STEM Coach, you will build your organization’s capacity by training 3 to 6 members of your staff in at least 2 ACRES modules. This is your chance to be part of an educational change on how we train and support educators to facilitate high quality, engaging STEM that reaches all youth.Apply by November 23rd
|NASA Engineering Playlist
Looking for a sequence of activities you can implement in your afterschool program today? Say goodbye to googling or searching on Pinterest. Use the following activities in sequence to support youth in building an engineering mindset with NASA activities. Find Activities Here
|After-School Math Plus Curriculum Training
Are you a program looking for an engaging math curriculum and resources you can implement in your afterschool program immediately? In this workshop series, participants will be introduced to After-School Math Plus, an evidence-based curriculum to support students in developing a positive math identity by exploring mathematics in everyday experiences. The highly engaging, hands-on curriculum also build students’ awareness of the importance of math skills for future educational choices and career options. The program engages students in grades 3-8 who are attending out-of-school programs.
November 22 9:30-10:45 PST / 12:30-1:45 EST Join Here Meeting ID: 931 5017 3110
December 13th 9:30-10:45 PST / 12:30-1:45 EST Join Here Meeting ID: 931 5017 3110
|Techbridge Girls Equity Cohort
Each participant will receive a $1500 stipend to participate. Apply here by December 1st.
Research tells us that responsive learning environments can make all the difference in girls’ sustained interest in STEM. To that end, we created the STEM Equity Learning Community intensive training to equip OST program managers and site directors so that more equitable learning spaces are available for girls, especially Black, Indigenous, and Latina girls, across the U.S.
Through the STEM Equity Learning Community participants will:
– Explore how to use asset-based frameworks and practices to create inclusive OST STEM spaces for all youth.
– Experience culturally relevant and gender-responsive strategies that increase STEM belonging and persistence for all youth.
– Develop STEM equity action steps for their OST program.
The 2-hour, virtual STEM Equity Learning Community sessions are scheduled from January to May on the second Wednesday of each month at 10am Pacific | 1pm Eastern.
|Recruit the Volunteers You Need – Join VolunteerMatch
There are big benefits to volunteerism for your network, including:Building relationships with local business;Higher visibility of your work;Word of mouth marketing;Potential for future funding and/or advocates for your cause; andAccess to skills and resources you don’t have in your organization.In partnership with VolunteerMatch, through the Million Girls Moonshot, STEM Next provides the platform to promote your organization and recruit volunteers to your cause. Together, let’s re-imagine who can engineer, who can build, who can make.Promote the Opportunity & Register Today!
|Quality STEM Webinar: Dimensions of Success Program Planning Tool
January 23rd and 25th 10:30 – 12:-00 PM PT1:30 – 3:00 PM ET (register by January 5, 2023)
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.