Abstract: STEM careers and in demand, and opportunities are available
for every student. This webinar will empower you to effectively communicate to students
the breadth of opportunities and pathways in STEM careers through the use of NAPE's
STEM Career Toolkit. You will finish the webinar prepared to use the NAPE STEM Careers
Toolkit for introducing, directing, and encouraging students to learn about and
consider careers in STEM.
Intended Audience: This workshop is designed for anyone interested
in tools to help engage students, particularly women and underrepresented groups,
in STEM career exploration. The toolkit activities are designed for middle school
to high school students, but the messaging about STEM careers is useful for anyone
interested in learning more about these careers. No level of experience with the
topic is required.
- Review all items in the NAPE STEM Careers toolkit
- Learn how to use the resources in your jobs
- Learn how to increase participant awareness of the most effective messaging for
- Improve understanding of the breadth of opportunities and pathways to STEM careers
(spanning certifications to graduate-level training)
Presenter: Meagan Pollock is the Director of Professional Development
for NAPE. In this role, Meagan develops programs and products that help educators,
administrators, and counselors improve equity in the classroom, ultimately to increase
the participation of women and minorities in high-skill, high-wage, high-demand
Meagan is a former NSF Graduate Research Fellow, with a PhD in engineering education,
an MS in electrical engineering, and a BS in computer science. She worked as an
engineer for Texas Instruments. She served as a consultant to NAPE from 2008 to
2011, delivering professional development and presenting at national conferences,
developing the STEM Careers Toolkit, and developing online courses.
About the Toolkit: Created for counselors, the NAPE STEM Careers Toolkit is designed to effectively reach
and encourage every student to consider a future career in STEM. The toolkit provides
an overview of STEM careers, introduces positive language for talking with students,
and connects the effective messaging with tools, activities, and resources.
The NAPE STEM Careers Toolkit was developed from 5 years of professional development
workshops for K-12 counselors and educators, designed to meet their needs for counseling
students to expand their knowledge of and interest in STEM careers.
The NAPE STEM Careers toolkit includes the following: 1) Exploring STEM Careers
Booklet that describes the research, rationale, and purpose of the toolkit; 2) Four
interactive career exploration activities for student engagement with explicit lesson
plans for implementation; 3) Resources and tools for recruitment of girls; and a
4) Flyer for a student resource webpage.
Registration: Click here to register for the archived webinar.