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The Multimedia Classroom- tips for engaging students

Girlstart teamed up with the PBS show SciGirls for a presentation on the Multimedia Classroom at the National Science Teacher’s Association Annual Conference in San Francisco. Both Girlstart and SciGirls are developing online STEM modules for educators to use in their classrooms, camps and after school programs. Girlstart’s online module will be available this summer on our new website.

Here are some of the tips from our presentation:

  • Engage students in the creation of multimedia- have them present their group findings/projects using interactive slides
  • Don’t be afraid of the technology- embrace it! You can be guaranteed that technology will not always work 100% of the time. It’s your reaction and problem solving skills that your students will remember the most.
  • Ask your students about the latest technology- kids are usually eager to show you what they know!
  • Plan for change. Technology is changing at a rapid rate and tomorrow there will be a new/better/improved version. Embrace the fact that change is part of the multimedia classroom, and the way your multimedia works today will probably be a little different next school year.

Engaging students in multimedia will enhance your classroom and your student’s enjoyment doing STEM. Stay tuned for some great resources from Girlstart and SciGirls coming this summer.

March 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

Just for Girls!

Girlstart’s Girls In STEM Conference, part of the Expanding Your Horizons national network, is a one-day conference created especially for girls in the 4th through 8th grades. Girls attend three unique hands-on workshops and they can even register to attend with their friends!

Read what these past Girls In STEM participants have to say about their experiences…

I got to have fun and learn at the same time.

Meeting new people with the same interests as me.

Learning how to use the computer to make a robot move.

That we don’t just sit in class and learn, Girls In STEM actually lets us have fun while learning educational and cool stuff.

DNA can be extracted from a strawberry using house-hold items.

Register your daughter TODAY for a fun-filled day of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)!

February 18, 2011 at 5:56 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

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

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Last Thursday, December 10th, the annual Nobel Prize Award Ceremony was help. Since 1901, 156 individuals have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Of those 156, ONLY FOUR are women. Learn more about the four amazing women laureates.

This year the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Ada Yonath, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, and Thomas A. Steitz. The last woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was in 1964.

Ada Yonath

With your continued support; one day a Girlstart alumna could be the next Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner.

December 18, 2009 at 8:30 pm 1 comment

“Encouraging young people to be makers of things…

not just consumers of things.” President Obama

Yesterday President Obama announced his “Educate to Innovate” initiative to inspire young scientist to pursue more science, technology and math. The White House announced several national events, including National Lab Day the first week in May, all in an effort to inspire more students to get excited about STEM. The President will also host a national science fair at the White House to celebrate young scientist and their accomplishments.

Girlstart applauds this effort to bring STEM education to the forefront as a national priority.

November 24, 2009 at 3:57 pm Leave a comment

50 Years of Expanding Your Horizons

In 1959 girls visited one on one with scientists at the University of Wisconsin- Madison about their careers. 50 years later, science mentoring and workshops are still going strong! This group formed the first Expanding Your Horizons (EYH), a national organization that brings girls and females in STEM together to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Join Girlstart next April as a mentor and lead a fun, interactive workshop for girls at EYH Austin. Fill out the application here.  Help keep EYH going strong!

Check out the full article about EYH here.

~Julie

November 6, 2009 at 7:24 pm Leave a comment

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