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.
As teachers, we must check our systems for
equity each time we walk into our classrooms. The key word here is “systems,” for
without thoughtful practices, even the most well-intentioned among us fall into
the old traps of expediency, implicit bias, and tradition. Here are a few
practical structures I use as equity checks that take very little time to
Coming soon from Scholastic Education … Fifty award-winning literacy educators contribute more than thirty-five “engagements”—engaging stories of student-focused, classroom-tested instructional and assessment actions—to strengthen the reader in every child, while reinforcing one essential fact: reading is about constructing meaning. Reading Revealed is organized in a four-part framework: Knowing Reading, Knowing Readers, Engaging Readers, and Knowing the Language to Use. Each engagement includes a brief Introduction; Why?—Benefits of the engagement; Who?—Students that would benefit most from the engagement; How?—Materials and instructions for effective implementation; Closure/Stepping Back—Concluding the engagement; How’s It Going? Informal Assessment; and Sources for more information. Packed with helpful tips, photos, an appendix of forms, and a companion website featuring real classroom videos, Reading Revealed offers indispensable support for helping students approach reading strategically and joyfully.
In 1968 three astronauts embarked on the Apollo 8 mission and witnessed Earth as it had never been seen before. The firstcolor photograph taken beyond Earth’s orbit was later titled Earthrise. An award-winning film from Global Oneness Project documents the story of this photograph. How does the Earthrise photograph provide a context for what it means to be a global citizen?