SciGirls Professional Development Training in Baton Rouge, LA
Thank you for your interest in the free SciGirls Professional Development Training being held at the Girl Scouts Louisiana East Regional Service Center and co-sponsored by Science Quest.
SciGirls is a PBS Kids television series out to change how millions of tweens think about science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM! In each episode, join bright, curious real girls in putting STEM to work. Then check out the website to play games, watch episodes, share projects, and connect with other SciGirls in a totally safe social networking environment!
Participants are invited to attend this free full-day professional development opportunity and discover how to engage young women (ages 8-13) through inquiry-based STEM instruction with a commitment to gender equity. Participants attending SciGirls Trainings will learn the latest research for exciting and engaging girls (and boys) in STEM; experience hands-on STEM activities; and gain access to free materials for hands-on, video-enhanced activities that put a creative twist on teaching STEM.
All SciGirls activities and matching videos are aligned to national education standards including: Standards for Technological Literacy, Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core standards for Mathematics.
The workshop will be facilitated by Lou Papai, SciGirls Regional Trainer, Collaborative Lead for the Louisiana STEM Girls Collaborative Project and Director of Education at Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center.
Note: If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Erin Jones at 225-448-1208 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 14 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.
Click the Sign Up button below to register. Registration closes one week before the training date. You may download the SciGirls FAQ's before the workshop to help with answers to many general questions. A map is also available for download. Additional information and workshop documents will be uploaded or sent to you as the workshop date approaches. Lunch will not be provided at this training, but participants will be given adequate time for a lunch break at nearby restaurants.