Upcoming Futures STW Workshops in DC & Austin

From: IWITTS2@aol.com
Date: Fri Jul 23 1999 - 12:25:59 EDT

The National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (National
IWITTS) has two upcoming

Learn how to recruit young women to high-wage high-skill careers!

September 24, 1999 Washington, DC
November 5, 1999 Austin, Texas

Trainer: Donna Milgram, National IWITTS Executive Director

Learn "How To" Train Teachers, Counselors & Administrators on:
* Recruiting women for specific classes in which they are
underrepresented (i.e. auto technology & engineering)
* Retaining women in the male-dominated classroom
* Preparing employers to welcome women in internships

Featuring IWITTS's new Interactive Teacher Training Video which combines acted
vignettes with documentary footage of teachers, students, internship
coordinators and parents. Follow the fictional Lisa from career counseling
to the classroom to an internship. Observe how her teacher, counselor and
internship coordinator support her. Group discussion, case studies and
role-plays are woven throughout the video's presentation. Trainers learn tips
for overcoming resistance and getting on the STW and teacher training agenda.

Cost is $250 per participant for the full day workshop. Fee includes Futures
Video and Facilitator's Guide, a STW Trainer's Workshop Guide, STW
Bibliography, and Participants Workbooks ($175 value). To register, return
completed form and check or purchase order.

The 6th National Train-the-Trainer Sessions will be held at the Charles
Sumner School Museum and Archives, 1201 Seventeenth St., NW,
Washington, D.C. on September 24, 1999.

National IWITTS has reserved a block of rooms at two area hotels. The Best
Western New Hampshire Suites Hotel in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood,
at $115 can be reached at (800) 752-3777. The Savoy Suites Hotel
in Georgetown at the rate of $139, can be reached at (800) 844-5377.
To obtain these special conference rates, be sure to say you are with
National IWITTS.

National IWITTS 7th National Train-the-Trainer Session will be in
Austin, Texas at the Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake on November 5, 1999.
See our website at www.iwitts.com for more information.


"This class and the supporting materials really brought home for me the
importance of this issue and gave very real, practical, easy-to-use options
and solutions to the hurdles one encounters in educating and inspiring young
women to pursue meaningful careers. We've incorporated the training in our
School-to-Career staff development classes and feel it is an essential piece of
the entire effort."
-Debra Schluter
School-to-Career Coordinator
Aurora Public Schools
Aurora, Colorado

"The Futures video should be seen by ALL high school teachers."
Don Viles
Auto Technology Teacher
Osburn High School
Manassas, Virginia

"The IWITTS materials are powerful tools for teachers and counselors working to
attract girls to technology and science careers."
-Naomi Obie
Program Administrator
Alaska Department of Education

For more information on the training visit our website at www.iwitts.com
(sample agenda, participant evaluations, and publication descriptions)


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