Save travel time and money when you attend the WomenTech Educators
Online Training from the comfort of your own desk.
Starts June 10, 2013
Based on proven practices, the online curriculum includes the "best-of-the-best" of our strategies, culled from our four National Science Foundation (NSF) projects and over 18 years of success in assisting educational institutions in recruiting and retaining female students in programs around the country. Our work was highlighted by the NSF for demonstrating significant achievement and program effectiveness.
In this video, your trainer Donna Milgram shares an important realization
about recruiting women to STEM classes:
Watch this short video to learn how to avoid the most common mistakes educators make in recruiting female students
▸ What Educators Are Saying
About the Training
Source: Participants in WomenTech Educators Online Training, April 2012. External evaluator’s report to the
National Science Foundation for the CalWomenTech Scale-Up Project, March 2013.
You Will Learn:
Attend the WomenTech Educators Training from the comfort of your own desk.
Females in STEM: Key Factors for Recruitment
✓ Top 3 recruitment strategies and how to implement them
✓ How to adopt a program-wide "female friendly" recruitment approach
✓ How to communicate the benefits of STEM at each stage of the recruitment process
✓ Effective strategies to involve faculty and staff in your recruiting effort
Gender Diversity in STEM: Boosting Enrollment & Implementing New Culture
✓ How to overcome barriers to recruiting women into STEM
✓ How to identify your target audience and low hanging fruit for recruitment
✓ Actionable examples of successful STEM programs
Keeping STEM Students on Course & Improving Graduation Rates
✓ How to make female students feel welcome in the classroom and what not to do
✓ Ways to bolster confidence and ensure success of STEM students
✓ Strategies to help your female students be successful in the lab
✓ Building block skills to help close the gender-based experience gap
Addressing the STEM Challenge: Appeal to Women Who Aren't Excited by STEM
✓ Ways faculty can teach to female learning styles
✓ How to connect students with female role models & create community
✓ An "ah-ha" moment on spatial reasoning and how to respond
Build a Leadership Team Model for Women in STEM: Strategies for Success
✓ Ways to partner with faculty, administrators, student services & others
✓ No educator is an island: How to work together & boost STEM retention
✓ Top 3 qualities of an effective Leadership Team & how to employ them
Download a sample letter you can send to your dean or chair to help you make the case for funding.
You Will Take Away:
- An easy-to-implement recruitment plan to greatly increase the number of women and girls in your STEM classrooms.
- A retention plan for your school to increase the completion rate of your female (and male students), starting this semester.
- The knowledge and confidence you need to put these plans into action, right away.
Time period: 5 weeks for recruitment training (June 10-July 12), followed by 5 weeks for retention training (July 15-Aug 16).
Hours required: 1-2 hours per week including developing YOUR recruitment and retention plans.
Training format: Presentations, handouts & exercises online, available to watch and complete at your convenience each week.
Live question and answer training call in Weeks 5 and 10.
Exclusive online community forum to connect with other training participants.
Archives: All calls and sessions recorded and archived.
Recruitment + Retention (10 weeks): $450 Best value! Sign up for Full Training
Recruitment only (5 weeks): $250. See below for deep discounts on recruitment and outreach materials when you participate in the training.
Sign up for Recruitment Training only
Retention only (5 weeks): $250. Sign up for Retention Training only
Registration Specials for the Full Training:
||Through April 26, 2013
||Through June 3, 2013
||Through June 10, 2013
Special Offer: When you register 10 or more people from the same team, you save $75 per person!
Note: Early Bird discount cannot be combined with the 10-person special offer.
|Attend the Online Training in a Team:
The more people that you can get involved in this campaign, the more lasting change you're going to have. Yes, one teacher on their own can get more women in the classroom, but the schools that have been the most effective and had lasting institutional change have had more people involved. Together, you and your team members will work together to develop an action plan and provide support to each other as you implement it.
Who Should Attend:
Male and female administrators, teachers, instructors, professors, counselors and outreach and recruitment staff from high schools, two-year colleges, and four-year colleges and universities. Whether you’re looking to have more women in engineering, women in technology, women in computer science or women in the trades, these strategies will work for you!
Register as a Team and Save:
When you register 10 or more people from the same team, you save $75 per person!
The more educators who are trained, in your school, the more effective you will be!
About Your Trainer: Donna Milgram
Learn directly from Executive Director Donna Milgram, the creator of the WomenTech Educators Training
Donna Milgram is the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS), a national nonprofit organization, founded in 1994, that provides educators with a roadmap to increasing the number of women and girls in science, technology, engineering and math.
- Ms. Milgram developed the WomenTech Educators Training to help educators nationwide increase the number of women in their technology programs.
- A national expert on recruiting and retaining female students in STEM programs in which they are underrepresented, Ms. Milgram has personally trained educators in 44 states and Canada.
- Ms. Milgram is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and conference presentations including the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and Women in Engineering Proactive Network (WEPAN). Most recently, she received a reader's choice award from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) for her November 2011 cover article, "How to Recruit Women & Girls to the STEM Classroom" published in the Technology and Engineering Teacher magazine. The success of the CalWomenTech Project was featured in articles on the NSF "Discoveries" website in April 2012 and the Community College Times in May 2012.
- Ms. Milgram has testified before the U.S. Congress and appeared extensively in the news media. Her media appearances include CNN, Fox Morning News, C-Span and National Public Radio. She has been quoted in major news outlets such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune and the Associated Press.
What Educators Are Saying About the Training:
"We have the first three women in our Auto Technology Program and really want to make sure they succeed. After participating in the WomenTech Educators Online Training, we created additional open lab time for them, realizing they may need extra time to develop hands-on skills in a nonthreatening atmosphere. Two months into the course they are still with us. I learned so much about retention from the online training, I decided our entire Engineering and Technology Department could benefit and we are bringing the online training to our school and rolling it out to all of the technical faculty over the next two years."
~ Van Madray, Dean, Construction and Industrial Technology Division, Pitt Community College, Winterville, NC
"The training was time well spent. It was such a minimal amount of time to get so many concrete implementable strategies. The WomenTech Educators Online Training gives you the most for your money– you can implement the tools immediately with minimal resources and see true quantitative results!"
~ Phyllis Baca, Director STEM Initiatives, Santa Fe Community College
"The most valuable things I received from working with IWITTS were strategies that have been researched and have data to support them. There are also many inexpensive strategies; "inexpensive" is a key term in these difficult economic times. I anticipate additional increased retention in my programs. I have already implemented retention strategies from IWITTS with much success. The workshop has empowered me!"
~ Jessica J. du Maine, Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator, Electrical/ Electronic Engineering & Technology, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO
"Last year, the Computer Science department held an Open House event for prospective students. Although a few female high school students came, none of our female faculty members could attend and there weren’t any women there representing the department.
After attending the workshop with IWITTS, I was committed to making sure that didn’t happen again. At this year’s Open House, the College of Sciences held a special Women in Technology event in partnership with the College of Engineering. The girls who came had a great experience, they learned a lot, and I’m confident that it strengthened their resolve to pursue careers in science and engineering. Our goal is to have enough female students in science and engineering majors so that the process can become self-reinforcing."
~ Fred Martin, Associate Dean, College of Sciences, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Increase the value of your training:
These tools will provide you with instant examples of female role models to start inspiring women and girls at your institution right away. When you sign up for the WomenTech Educators Training you will receive deep discounts on these proven solutions!
Women in Technology Outreach Kit
Save 50% when you order with the training!
You'll learn the critical information that prospective female students want to know upfront that will get them interested in your program. There's no need to create a Women in STEM brochure, flyer or PowerPoint presentation on your program from scratch. We created these outreach tools for our award-winning CalWomenTech Project and now you can use our templates to customize these to your program, complete with instructions and examples. Plus you get our role model questionnaire which can be used for print or video interviews.
Unlimited Potential Posters (Set of 6)
Free customization ($30 value) when you order with the training!
Hang this set of six posters around your school's classrooms, counseling offices and hallways to recruit women and girls to STEM programs by promoting successful female STEM role models around your campus. Six career pathways: Women in Engineering Technology, Women in Automotive, Women in Construction, Women in Green Jobs, Women in Manufacturing, Women in Technology. Plus, add your program information and school’s logo to each poster!
See images of all six Unlimited Potential Posters
STEM Resources Bibliography
Save more than 42% when you order with the training!
It's not easy to find ready-made classroom activities that will appeal to female learning style or resources on identifying female role models and associations. This bibliography does the research for you, and the best part is it's a downloadable e-book with clickable hotlinks that bring you directly to the websites where these primarily free resources are housed. Our bibliography has over 100 entries and provides you with information on the school level, program type, and career pathway for each resource.
WomenTech Educators Online Training and FULL Outreach Materials
Save more than $170 when you sign up for the online training with recruitment and retention kit, plus receive the Women in Technology Screensaver as our FREE gift to you!
This package includes:
- WomenTech Educators Online Recruitment and Retention Training
- Women in Technology Outreach Kit (easily customizable) ($150 value)
- Unlimited Potential posters with FREE customization ($130 value)
- STEM Resources Bibliography ($35 value)
- FREE Women in Technology Screensaver ($10 value)
WomenTech Educators Online Training and FULL Outreach Materials
(Includes: Online Training + Outreach Kit + Unlimited Potential Posters + STEM Resources Bibliography + FREE screensaver)
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