The WomenTech Classroom eBook: A Treasure Trove of Hard-to-Find Women in STEM Resources for Educators
Let's be honest, it's not that easy to find off-the-shelf materials for recruiting and retaining women and girls in STEM, especially free resources. As a busy teacher, you just don't have the time to spend hours doing internet research on classroom activities that will appeal to female learning styles, or on identifying female role models and associations.
That's why we created The WomenTech Classroom eBook -- newly updated in 2017 -- that does this research for you. This downloadable guide includes sample curricula and websites that teach STEM in a female-friendly way. The best part is it's an eBook with clickable hotlinks that bring you directly to the websites for these primarily free resources.
The WomenTech Classroom eBook Includes Links To:
"For a long time, we heard from educators, 'Well, we can't find any girls who WANT to be welders'- but now, there's an increased perception that supporting female students in male-dominated careers is a much bigger deal, and there are resources available that can give all students a better ability to explore and pursue their interests. IWITTS materials like the WomenTech Classroom eBook and Outreach Kit are a huge part of the resources we can offer to districts to help them serve their students. It's not just about Perkins compliance anymore."
The WomenTech Classroom eBook Table of Contents:
I. Engaging women and girls in STEM education
a. Recruitment and outreach collateral and posters
b. Websites to share with female students and their parents
c. Retention resources for educators teaching women and girls
d. General tools and retention resources for STEM educators
II. Finding female role models in trades, technology & science
a. Women's national and state associations
b. Videos of female role models
III. Social media online communities
a. Online communities for women
b. Online communities for girls
c. Online communities for educators
IV. Out-of-School and summer STEM programs for girls
V. Career support for women in trades, technology & science
a. Websites with career information for women
b. Education, labor market, and salary statistics
You will receive instructions on how to download the file after you complete your purchase.
Note: The WomenTech Classroom eBook: A Treasure Trove of Hard-to-Find Women in STEM Resources for Educators was previously published as the STEM Resources for Educators Bibliography. The 2017 edition of The WomenTech Classroom eBook includes 50 new resources and updated entries.