Inspirational Stories from Female Role Models in STEM Fields
Women @ NASAfeatures short films that explore the careers and backgrounds of career women who work for NASA in each of the STEM areas.The website includes a collection of 64 videos and essays from women across the agency who contribute to NASA’s mission in many different ways. Their stories illuminate the vibrant community of dedicated women employees who play a vital role at the agency. Students will hear stories of women overcoming almost every obstacle imaginable to pursue their dreams and make a difference in the world.
Plus: A new poster collection speaks to the importance of introducing girls to female role models, especially in areas where women’s accomplishments were often overlooked or minimized, such as in science, mathematics, and technology. The posters aim to bring more of these women’s stories to light—and inspire today’s young women with the knowledge that they can be whatever they aspire to be. Commissioned by Nevertheless, the makers of a podcast that celebrates women transforming teaching and learning through technology, the freedownloadable posters feature eight trailblazing women who have made an impact in STEM fields. Each poster is designed by a different female artist from around the world. The complete set of posters is available in eight languages.
A website of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Teaching About Refugees presents free and adaptable teaching materials on refugees, asylum, migration, and statelessness, as well as a section dedicated to professional development and guidance for elementary and secondary school teachers on including refugee children in their classes.
Learning through digital technology and video games can lead to more peaceful societies, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the educational arm of the United Nations. The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development has created two games aimed at teaching students about global citizenship and sustainable development.
The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco puts the best of Asian art at teachers’ and students’ fingertips for use in the classroom or at home. Visitors to the museum’s website will find artworks, lessons and activities, background information, student-centered videos, and more.