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National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation
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Phone: 717-407-5118
Email: NAPE@napequity.org
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Upcoming Events Title

For more events go to the STEM Equity Pipeline Calendar

February 26, 2014
2-3:30 pm ET, 1-2:30 pm CT, 12-1:30 pm MT, 11 am-12:30 pm PT

Register for the STEM Equity Pipeline Webinar, Helping Native American Females Thrive in Your STEM and CTE Programs

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Presented by Wren Walker Robbins, PhD, Director of Changing Communities (2C) Consulting and serves as Vice-president of North Star American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Alliance & Professional Chapter (NSAAP)

Sponsored by NAPE, STEM Equity Pipeline, and the National Science Foundation Complimentary 1.5 hour session.

Join Wren Walker Robbins in this interactive and transformative webinar as she uses storytelling and models ways to interact with Native females so they survive and thrive in STEM and CTE.

Take a journey across cultures into the perceptual intersections of Native and Western cultures to broaden your ability to embrace diversity and to set yourself on a path to effectively teach and mentor underserved and underrepresented females. This webinar uses storytelling to introduce participants to a Native perception of women that provides a point of departure to many of the images portrayed in popular culture (e.g., movies, songs, and stories). Learn about a set of cultural proficiency tools that can help you to eliminate your stereotypes or those that you encounter in your programs.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

STEM program educators, administrators, and counselors plus anyone interested in improving recruitment and retention of females or underrepresented students in their STEM programs.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Explore a Native perception of females.
  2. Explore commonly held stereotypes that impact our ability to effectively teach and mentor females from Native communities.
  3. Identify a set of cultural proficiency tools to eliminate your own stereotypes or those encountered in your STEM programs.
  4. Learn about inter-cultural tools for inviting culture into CTE/STEM courses and organizations to empower underserved and underrepresented women to persist and thrive.

PRESENTER

Wren began her journey into science by becoming mesmerized by the cell life in a pond on her parent's farm. Her curiosity took her on a long journey, from a family where she was the first to graduate college through a post-doc at Harvard Medical School, from hard science to a dedication to STEM education with a personal sense of urgency about equity in access in science.

In Wren's own word's, "I'm a two-spirit woman of Mohawk descent with a PhD in cell biology. I am a pipe-carrier and member of the Mountain Spirit Lodge Society. Over the past 4 years I worked with hundreds of educators to address equity and access in STEM education. What I discover, as I uncover traditional knowing and synthesize the diverse parts of my own identity, has inspired me to rethink education. I offer a map to revitalize science education as it operates within diverse classrooms and in a world just beginning to recognize its many cultural traditions."

Registration: Register for the Webinar. After you register, NAPE will send instructions about accessing the event to your email address (please check your junk folder).


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January 15, 2014

Register for the STEM Equity Pipeline Archived Webinar, Building Bridges to Belonging in STEM: Mindsets That Increase Participation, Achievement, and Learning in the Face of Stereotypes

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Presented by Catherine Good, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Baruch College of the City University of New York

Sponsored by NAPE, STEM Equity Pipeline, and the National Science Foundation Complimentary 1.5 hour session.

Join Catherine Good, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Baruch College of the City University of New York, to explore and discuss the impact of mindsets on students' achievements and teachers' pedagogical practices for STEM and CTE.

This 1.5-hour session provides time to review theories, learn researched-based interventions, and dialogue.

Dr. Good's research program focuses on the social factors that impact students' academic achievement, learning, motivation, and self-image. Specifically, she studies the impact of mindsets--theories of intelligence, belonging, and persistence--on students' academic outcomes and teachers' pedagogical practices. In addition to her basic research, she develops interventions for students, teachers, and parents to facilitate the development of effective and engaged learners. Her work has received national attention as well as funding from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Institutes of Health. Her initial work laid the foundation for many interventions that schools are adopting to improve student learning, motivation, and achievement.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

Educators of STEM programs, administrators and counselors. Anyone interested in improving recruitment and retention of females or underrepresented students in their career and technical Education (CTE) or community-based organizations (CBO) programs.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Learn researched-based interventions to reduce students' vulnerability to stereotype threat.
  2. Understand key concepts of stereotype threat and new research showing the impact of stereotype threat on learning.

PRESENTER

Dr. Good is an associate professor of psychology at Baruch College of the City University of New York and a member of the graduate faculty at CUNY's Graduate Center. She received a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Kansas in 1994 and an Ad Hoc Interdisciplinary PhD in mathematics education and social psychology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2001. She continued her training at Columbia University as a postdoctoral fellow from 2001-2005 and was awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship from the National Institute of Child and Human Development.

Registration: Register for the Archived Webinar

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February 2, 2014

Online Registration is Open for the NAPE 2015 Professional Development Institute

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This national conference focuses on access, equity, and diversity in education, particularly career and technical education (CTE), and the workforce. Focused on building the capacity, knowledge, and skills of both state education administrators and local educators, the PDI brings together the most current researchers and practitioners in educational equity to share best practices and build a learning community of professionals.

Early bird registration ends March 6, 2015.
(Registration Form and Complete Information)

February 2, 2014

Are Black Colleges Boosting Minority Representation in the Sciences?

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Despite finite resources and less racial diversity, colleges that historically cater to African American students could offer lessons on how to train successful, confident scientists.

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February 2, 2014

In STEM Courses, a Gender Gap in Online Class Discussions

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Women and men behave differently in online class discussions, at least in science, engineering, and computer-science courses, according to a new study conducted by Piazza Technologies.

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February 2, 2014

Girl Scouts CEO on the Importance of Encouraging Girls to Enter STEM Fields

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Anna Maria Chavez shares her thoughts on what we can do to encourage girls into emerging fields.

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