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With over 550 participants from 36 countries, the 21st Century Learning Conference is the event of choice for those who want to come together to learn, share and discuss current & emerging topics in education. With a strong focus on the impact of technology on learning and teaching, the event blends together inspirational keynotes, practitioner led workshop sessions, plus fun professional sharing and networking opportunities.


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Friday, March 10 • 14:05 - 15:05
Girls & STEM: Inclusion, Equity, and Action
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Are there ways that work to interest more girls in STEM, and keep them interested? How can schools address a gender disparity problem that impacts college, jobs, and every walk of life? This session will explore research, resources, and best practices to involve girls of all ages in STEM.

Participants will learn about the potential to bring new tools and technology to learning spaces to support hands-on learning across all grades and curriculum – plus areas that are of particular interest to girls, such as inventions that help people, sewable electronics, e-textiles, bio-materials, citizen science, and community projects. Hands-on projects and tools can engage girls (and all learners) in STEM activities that matter.

We will explore how the collaborative, tinkering nature of global revolutions like the maker movement, open source, and project-based learning dovetails with girls ability to work collaboratively and in a connected way. Creating a culture  of inclusion and equity goes well beyond the lessons in a classroom or buying the right tools and technology.

Culture must be co-created and supported in multiple ways and over the long term. It is not just a once a year training, or one-time special opportunities for girls.

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Sylvia Martinez

My motto: Empower the learner.I write, speak, and advocate around the world for authentic learning using technology. I’m co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, a new book advocating innovative learning using modern technology, real world design principles, and hands-on experiences. The book has been hailed as the “bible of the Maker Movement in schools”.As the Principal Advisor to Stanford... Read More →

Friday March 10, 2017 14:05 - 15:05
N207 (Steelcase Interactive Classroom)

Attendees (35)