November 2018
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NGCP Webinar: Exemplary Practices using 'Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA' Free  Resources
November 8, 2018; 12:00 PM Pacific (3:00 PM Eastern)
Girls STEAM Ahead Logo The webinar will provide a brief overview of the free NASA resources, along with accompanying exemplary practices. There will be time for Q&A with NASA's Universe of Learning team to best support your program efforts with the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA materials. NASA's Universe of Learning creates and delivers timely and authentic resources and experiences for youth, families, and lifelong learners. The goal is to strengthen science learning and literacy, and to enable i REGISTERnquisitive learners to discover the universe for themselves in innovative, interactive ways that meet 21st century needs.
NCWIT Logo NGCP Webinar: Bridging the Encouragement Gap in STEM +C 
December 6, 2018; 1:00 PM Pacific (4:00 PM Eastern)    
Join JeffriAnne Wilder, Research Scientist at the National Center for Women and Information Technology, as she discusses the newest research on encouragement in STEM and computing, and why an "encouragement gap" exists between boys, girls, and girls of color.  Encouragement is a major REGISTER f actor in girls' decisions to explore and pursue careers in STEM, and this webinar will provide an engaging discussion on how to be more inclusive and to broaden the participation of girls from all backgrounds in STEM and computing. 
New National Champions Board Member  
Stephanie Rodriguez
Stephanie Rodriguez
National Champions Board members are selected to give a balance of desirable expertise and regional representation, including industry representatives, informal learning educators, gender equity experts, science and mathematics education representatives, and educational policy experts.

We welcome our newest member Stephanie Rodriguez. Stephanie is the Vice President of Policy & Engagement at Prior to this role, she was the Director of STEM Policy at the Afterschool Alliance, and an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation.

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Leap Into Science
Knoxville, TN; November 1, 2018
Tennessee Afterschool Network is pleased to offer a FREE training in Leap into Science Balance Workshops. This nationwide program is from The Franklin Institute Science Museum and integrates open-ended science activities with children's books, designed for children ages 3-10 and their families. These activities are designed for community settings, like libraries, museums, and out-of-school time programs. Register.

Leap Into Science Training at Discovery Center
Murfreesboro, TN; November 2, 2018
The Tennessee Afterschool Network, The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, and United Way of Greater Chattanooga are collaborating to host trainings for educators. Leap into Science is a nationwide program developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum that integrates open-ended science activities with children's books, designed for children ages 3-10 and their families. The program empowers educators to offer workshops in community settings like libraries, museums, and out-of-school time programs to engage underserved audiences in accessible and familiar settings. Register.
Karina Derbez
Karina Derbez 
The FabFems Spotlight highlights women from the FabFems Role Model Directory. FabFems are enthusiastic about the science and technology work they do and want to inspire a future generation of FabFems. Search the Role Model Directory to find FabFems in your area. We benefit from role models at all stages of our lives.
Meet Karina Derbez. Karina was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico and studied computer science at Tecnologico de Monterrey. She works as a software engineer at Microsoft working on front end development. She is passionate about technology, movies, books, and Harry Potter. To learn more about Karina, visit her profile
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Upcoming STEM EventsEvents
National AfterSchool Alliance (NAA) Virtual Convention
Online; November 2-15, 2018
Workshops delivered to afterschool professionals in an online format. Participants will engage at their convenience, through a website with opportunities to access: Recorded workshops, discussion threads related to each workshop, resources, virtual vendor booths, and networking opportunities. Register.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Conference   
Cleveland, OH; November 7-11, 2018
The SHPE conference brings together STEM professionals, pre-college students, undergraduate students, graduate students, educators, government representatives, and corporate representatives to empower the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development. Register.

Supercomputing Conference (SC18)
Dallas, TX; November 11-15, 2018
The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC18) features a Student Cluster Competition, Student Volunteers Program, HPC for Undergraduates program, and a Doctoral Showcase. Additionally, events for students including a Job and Opportunity Fair, a Mentor/Protégé Program, networking events, and full access to the conference. Register.

Summer Changes Everything NSLA Conference
Kansas City, MO; November 12-14, 2018
This National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) conference is an opportunity for stakeholders in the summer learning movement to share resources, best practices, and solutions for summer learning and afterschool programs. Register.

ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2018  
San Antonio, TX; November 28 - December 1, 2018
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) invites career and technical education professionals to learn about best practices and innovative programming, how to use technologies to enhance learning, ways to help students plan their secondary careers, and strategies for project-based learning. Register.

Computer Science Education Week  
Nationwide; December 3-9, 2018
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the impact of computing, the richness of computing careers, and the critical need for computer science (CS) education. CSEdWeek is a call to action to inspire students and colleagues about CS education, to employ new and better strategies for engagement, and to connect with the broader community around the need for and value of CS education.

Joint Mathematics Meetings
B Joint Mathematics Meeting Logo 2018 altimore, MD; January 14-19, 2019
Includes the Annual Meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Annual Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). They will host sessions by the Association for Women in Mathematics and the National Association of Mathematicians, the Association for Symbolic Logic, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Register.
The Connectory Spotlight highlights tips, resources, program providers, and STEAM opportunities for youth listed in The Connectory. This free online collaboration tool for program providers helps them find partners based on interests, as well as showcase STEAM opportunities for youth to families.

Many computer science (CS) education tools, devices, platforms, and programs are inaccessible to some or all students with disabilities? To address this gap, CSforALL and AccessCSforALL joined together to launch the CSforALL Accessibility Pledge to rally the national community of CS education content creators, program providers, educational institutions, researchers, and investors to take immediate steps to achieve accessibility for existing efforts, and ensure that future efforts address accessibility within the design phase.

CSforAll summit LogoThe Connectory is proud to be making a CSforALL commitment and pledges to do the following within the next two years:
  • Review The Connectory for Accessibility tagging
  • Conduct outreach to accessible K-12 CS programs to join The Connectory
  • Add informed language to our search parameters
Join The Connectory to collaborate with STEM programs and promote your upcoming STEM opportunities to families. Our Getting Started Guide makes it easy!

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STEM ResourcesResources
NatGEo Science Fair poster National Geographic's Science Fair - Free Screenings
In honor of National Education Week, National Geographic's inspiring documentary Science Fair is offering free screenings for your communities and classrooms in November. The film offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young women and men who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science. If you're interested in the free DVDs and materials, please fill out the Science Fair Screening Tour Requests.

NCWIT's Inclusive Speaker Orientation Course
This inclusive speaker orientation course, by the National Center for Women Information Technology (NCWIT), is designed to provide essential background knowledge and practical skills to promote inclusivity in presentations, messaging, and other communications. It is divided into three short, self-paced modules and includes research, examples, and tips for enhancing communications at conferences, webinars, meetings, and more.

November is Native American Heritage Month
Native American traditions are steeped in science and engineering. Native American engineers and scientists have built on that legacy to benefit society. Learn more about notable STEM trailblazers and their contributions and access teacher resources by visiting the Native American Heritage Month website.

EarthEcho STEM Explore logo STEMExplore Virtual Field Trips
Open to everyone with a specific focus on science standards for middle and high school students. November and December will showcase diverse women in STEM careers. Register to participate live. Events will be recorded and made available on EarthEcho's YouTube channel.

The Connectory - Winter Camps!
The Connectory is the go-to place to find STEM year-round. Many girl focused winter STEM opportunities are available. Search by location, dates, area of interest, and/or age group. If you are program provider, join The Connectory to collaborate with STEM programs and promote your upcoming STEM opportunities to families.

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UNESCO's #RightToEducation Campaign
October 15 - December 18, 2018
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has a new digital campaign on the #RightToEducation to call for the right to education to be respected in all countries. Through a series of videos, animations, visuals, interviews and stories, the campaign will unpack the legal significance of the right to education and the major challenges that are blocking its path. The campaign marks the 70th year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The campaign page will be updated weekly with fresh content.
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