Engaging Middle School
Girls in Math and Science
fits your schedule
- Are some girls in your classes tuning out of math or science?
- Are you wondering why there are still so few women in math,
science, or technology careers and how can you help your students
- Do you want to learn how to effectively reach girls of color,
girls who are learning English, or girls with disabilities?
- Have your wondered how to increase interest and achievement
for all students?
- Are you looking for ways to exchange ideas with other math
or science educators?
Here's an exciting opportunity to join with middle school educators
and explore ways to increase girls' interest and participation in
math and science and develop equitable classrooms that support learning
for both girls and boys. Our online professional development allows
you to fit discussions, activities, and reflection into your busy
schedule. Listen to what others who have taken the course say about
you are a newly certified teacher or a seasoned veteran, this course
will heighten your sensitivity to equity issues in the classroom."
provides a wonderful opportunity for educators around the country.
The WEEA Equity Resource Center provides the primary information
and the stucture, while classmates provide rich information based
on their experiences. And the convenience of an online class makes
it possible for anyone to participate, regardless of their schedule."
of the course was exceptional and provided a great deal of information
that could be used to think more deeply about these issues on
an individual basis."
This course builds on the premise that math and science represent
useful skills and approaches to addressing life experiences regardless
of whether they lead to careers in these fields. You'll meet with
colleagues online to explore ways to create classrooms that are
supportive of girls' successes in math and science. Building on
what teachers already know about good instructional practice, this
course addresses the unique social and academic needs of girls.
Through this course you'll gain new insights into how to increase
the interest of middle school girls in math and science, to support
their achievement so that they continue to pursue math and science
courses in high school, and provide them with the foundation to
pursue a variety of options at the college level. Course participants
- explore unconscious biases into which individuals are socialized
and that permeate instructional practice
- examine hidden gender-based assumptions in the MST curriculum
- examine good instructional practice that recognizes the unique
needs of students who are girls of color, English Language Learners
(ELL), and/or have disabilities
- try resources such as tools, materials, and role models that
enable teachers to be more inclusive in their representation of
good math, science, and technology practices
- learn how to build family and community support that values
girls' successes in math, science, and technology
- meet and explore the subject with colleagues, share research
information, reflective exercises, and lots of good discussion
If you are interested in being notified about upcoming offerings
of this course, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course has eight class sessions.
Session 1: Gender in math and science
Session 2: Equitable expectations
Session 3: Equitable teaching strategies
Session 4: Counteracting bias in
math and science curricula
Session 5: Equity in assessment
Session 6: Power, empowerment and
Session 7: Family and community support
Session 8: Final student presentations
All you need to participate is access to the Internet, an e-mail
address, and your commitment to girls' success in math and science.
You can register as an individual, as part of a team from a school,
or as part of a team from an entire district.
|| Tutorial starts To be announced
||Nine weeks; comparable to a 24-hour course
||(1) a minimum of 3 hours online per
session; (2) post at least 3 messages per session (3) prepare
and present a final project online; and (4) participate in an
ongoing evaluation of the course.
Professional Development Points
For information on requirements for professional development
points in your state, contact your district or state education
Participants seeking course credit can receive 1 college
credit (either undergraduate or graduate) through Antioch
University for this course. To enroll for course credit, indicate
at which level you wish to participate where appropriate on
the registration form and include an additional $40 (per person)
as part of your payment. In addition to regular course requirements,
there are other specific requirements for the final project
if you choose this option. Please contact us for more details.
$400 for individual registrations
$60 per person for team registrations
Includes course material
Add $40 per person for College Credit
||Limited to 20 with a minimum of 15 participants needed
To be announced
Please complete and submit the online registration form, and
print out and mail or fax the payment form.
Participants will not be officially registered until payment is
Engaging Middle School Girls in Math and Science
is produced by the WEEA Equity Resource Center under contract with
the U.S Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary
Education, Women's Educational Equity Act. Opinions expressed do
not necessarily reflect the position of the U.S. Department of Education
and no official endorsement should be inferred.
For more information, call us at (617) 618-2925 or e-mail us at