Afterschool Webinar:

Digging into Research: Gender Equity in STEM

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 02:00 PM ET

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About this webinar:

After the enthusiastic response to last summer’s webinar on the state of girls, we know that afterschool and other community educators are keenly attuned to the needs of girls they serve. In this webinar, we’ll look specifically at gender equity issues in STEM learning and consider how current research on this topic can help inform and shape practice.

Our partner, Relating Research to Practice, has just released a new resource—the Connected Collection! Connected Collections synthesize timely science education topics and come with a bundle of research briefs that provide multiple examples and ongoing challenges for busy education professionals to consider as they seek to improve learning environments for youth.

For this webinar, you’ll want to read Gender Identities in STEM Education, along with each of the five one-page research briefs in the collection. Come ready with questions for our guest speakers, which can be about any of the briefs included in the collection, theoretical OR practical questions about gender equity, or just about research in general. This type of webinar is a new format for us, and we envision a rich discussion not only with our guest researchers, but also among attendees!


  • Dr. Molly Shea, Director, Center for Informal Learning And Schools, Exploratorium
  • Dr. Brenda Britsch, Senior Research Scientist, National Girls Collaborative
  • Dr. Jrene Rahm, Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, Université de Montréal
  • Dr. Angela Calabrese Barton, Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University
  • Melissa Ballard, STEM Manager, Afterschool Alliance

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