Professional Development for out-of-school time staff is vital to the success of STEM in Iowa. When out-of-school time staff have the support needed to fully implement STEM lesson plans, build better relationships with youth and their families, and support all program participants, they can assist youth in their exploration of new and exciting concepts with confidence.
Educators and afterschool professionals are invited to participate as we explore the impact of inequities in engineering and STEM learning. Join us to expand your instructional “toolkit” with tools, tips and strategies to address inequities in the after school learning environment.
These webinars will be brought to you by the Iowa Active Community Learning Partnership (Iowa ALCP) and is part of a five part series made possible by the Million Girls Moonshot Innovator Grant and STEM Next Opportunity Fund. All Iowa ALCP Team members are trained as STEM "Dimensions of Success" observers and certified by the PEAR Institute at Harvard University. To learn more about Dimensions of Success, please visit their website.
STEM Learning Community
STEM Learning Communities are held quarterly and are designed to give attendees ideas for incorporating STEM concepts into their programming. These events also allow for sites to network with each other to share ideas and resources related to STEM, engaging girls and youth of color in STEM, and to access resources. Upcoming dates include: March 10.
The ALCP would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2020-2021 professional development series. Look for more opportunities coming soon!
How to Build Strong Mentoring Opportunities for your STEM Program
December 2, 2020
Presenter: Iowa Afterschool Alliance with special guest Mary Sheka from the Iowa Mentoring Program
Mentoring programs can be the catalyst to take your STEM program to the next level. Join us to learn about how you can incorporate mentoring to support the youth in your program.
The Developmental Relationships Framework
Reimagining Engineering with Girls Leading the Way
November 18, 2020
Presenter: The Science Center of Iowa
Looking for tips, strategies and tools to develop engineering mindset for ALL learners? Join this first, in a series of webinars, to experience equitable strategies to increase participation of all learners with special attention to underserved, underrepresented and marginalize youth. In this first webinar we will:
Unpack engineering practices
Explore using real-world problems to engage all learners
Identify strategies to combat inequities