Archive for January, 2011

February Professional Development at Girlstart

Girlstart is teaming up with Transformation 2013, a partnership between Education Service Centers Region XIII (Austin) and Region 20 (San Antonio), to provide teacher trainings this year. The first one is set to happen Monday, February21, 2011 at Girlstart. Space is limited to only 20 teachers, so if you’re a 4th-8th grade teacher, sign up soon to get on the list!

Digital Science:  Engaging Girls in STEM

Monday, February 21, 2011

9am-4pm at Girlstart

4th-8th Grade Teachers

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

Bring science to life with technology in your classroom!
In this inquiry-based, hands-on professional development workshop, teachers will explore technology-friendly ways to engage every student but especially girls – in the scientific process. Through the 5E model, teachers will gain skills for creative, project based learning opportunities in STEM.
This course is brought to you by Transformation 2013 and Girlstart.

January 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm Leave a comment

Girls In STEM Keynote- Roxanne Wilson

Girlstart is pleased to announce our Girls In STEM 2011 Conference Keynote speaker- Roxanne Wilson!

Roxanne  is Austin’s Girl-On-The-Go. If you’ve lived in Austin, you’ve probably heard her on the radio, seen her emcee a charity event, read her blog, or taken her Jazzercise class. Roxanne came to Austin as a budding young attorney to clerk for the Texas Supreme Court before heading to Dallas to continue her legal career. Seven years later she no longer practices law, has been fired by Donald Trump himself on NBC’s The Apprentice and can’t imagine living anywhere else but Austin.  Most recently, Roxanne was an on-air personality on 105.9 The River’s morning show. She recently joined The Liquidation Channel, a national jewelry home shopping network based in Austin, as a freelance host. A perfect day for Roxanne would consist of hosting a radio show, hosting a television show, blogging, and eating some Diablo queso at Maudies.

Roxanne will be talking to 4th through 8th grade girls at our Girls In STEM Conference on Saturday, March 26th about the importance of STEM and how to achieve their dreams and goals.

Register a 4th-8th Grade Girl Today!

 

January 7, 2011 at 7:46 pm Leave a comment

Summer Camp 2011- Registration Open

CLICK TO REGISTER!
Register before February 7th and receive a $50 discount!

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Girlstart is hosting its thirteenth year of award-winning week-long summer day camps in science, technology, engineering and math for girls entering the 3rd through 10th grades! Girls entering the 6th-8th grades are eligible for regular camps. Junior camps are for girls entering the 4th-5th grades. Mini camps are for entering 3rd graders and the high school camp is for entering 9th-10th graders.

Regular and junior camps are one week-long, Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Parents may drop off campers at 8am and pickup is by 5pm. $350

Mini camps are half-day one week-long, Monday through Friday, from 9:00am-12:30pm. Parents may drop off at 8:30am and pick up by 1:00pm. $175

High school camp is one week-long, Monday through Friday, from 9:30am-4:45pm. Parents may drop off girls at 9:00am and pickup by 5:00pm. $350

Summer Camp 2011

Designer Girl
Regular Camp 6th-8th
(June 6-10, June 13-17)
Explore how engineering is all around us, from skyscrapers to runways. Uncover the world of high-tech fashion, solar energy, robotics and more. Campers will also construct a thrilling amusement park ride and draft a 3D design model.

Tropical Paradise
Junior Camp 4th-5th
(June 20-24, June 27-July 1)
Jaguars, manatees, gorillas, creepy crawlers and more! Over 15,000 animals and plants inhabit a bustling rainforest. Campers will journey through the colorful layers of this mystifying environment.

Water Works
High School 9th -10th
(July 11-15)
You’re the engineer as you program your robot to save the day. Discover how robotics are changing the world. Girls will work together to design the ultimate underwater vessel.

Camp Hermione
Regular Camp 6th-8th
(July 18-22, July 25-29)

Junior Camp 4th-5th
(Aug 1-5, Aug 8-12)
Calling all muggles! Channel your inner Hermione Granger as you unlock Hogwarts’ science secrets. Campers will create their own online TriWizard Tournament game and design a virtual Gryffindor dorm room.

Motion in the Ocean
Mini Camp 3rd
(July 25-29, Aug 1-5)
Dive in to uncover the wonders of the sea! Penguins, dolphins, starfish and more underwater secrets revealed. Explore the exciting world of a marine biologist and create an online game featuring your favorite sea animal.

January 3, 2011 at 8:11 pm Leave a comment

Girls In STEM Conference 2011- Registration Open!

Saturday, March 26, 2011
9:30am-3:30pm

The cost is $35 which includes lunch and t-shirt, and girls can attend with their friends!

REGISTER HERE

Uncover your passions by trying new things! Sample diverse and exciting careers and dream about the endless possibilities that await you.

Girls In STEM, part of the Expanding Your Horizons Network, is a one-day workshop created especially for girls in the 4th through 8th grades.

At Girls In STEM, girls attend three unique hands-on workshop-they can even register to attend with their friends! Workshops are lead by professional women who are excited about sharing their science, technology, engineering and math careers with participants!

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Schedule
9:30-10:15am- Check-In
10:30-11am- Opening Session
11:10-12:10pm- Workshop I
12:15-12:45pm- Lunch
12:50-1:50pm- Workshop II
2:00-3:00pm- Workshop III
3:10-3:30pm- Closing Session

Attend with your friends!

Your daughter may now attend Girls In STEM with up to 3 friends. Please call Girlstart at 512-916-4775 by Friday, March 11th to guarantee your request. All parties must be registered by March 11th to guarantee group registration.

Cancellation Policy
Girls In STEM fees include a $10 non-refundable administration fee. Refunds are given in the event of cancellation no later than March 11, 2011.

Please call Girlstart at 512-916-4775 ext. 21 or email us at: camps@girlstart.org if you have any questions.

January 3, 2011 at 7:32 pm Leave a comment


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