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Learn and earn prizes with NGCP and Beyond for CSEdWeek (December 6-12, 2021)
This year, the theme for Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is #CSEverywhere. NGCP is partnering with Beyond to encourage students to learn about tech in all industries including music, beauty, sports, entertainment, and fashion. The most creative and captivating submissions for the challenges will receive prizes, including gift cards and personalized video messages from one of their favorite celebrities. Confirm your student’s involvement by submitting a participation form.

Learn more about our partnership with Beyond in the press release.
NGCP Anniversary Fellows Program
NGCP is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2022. As part of our anniversary celebrations, we are offering a remote-based, nine-month professional development program open to early career professionals, and graduate students, interested in gender equity and informal STEM education. Fellows will contribute to NGCP’s ongoing STEM and equity projects and will have diverse opportunities to learn and collaborate with the NGCP national network. Fellows will also participate in advanced training on gender equity and cultural responsiveness and receive ongoing mentorship and support. Application deadline is November 23, 2021.
NGCP National Webinar Hosting ‘Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA’ events: Tips for using free NASA resources
November 3, 2021, 11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern
Participants will learn about free resources from NASA’s Universe of Learning and hear how facilitators incorporated them into their own Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA event. Join the conversation to share best practices, ask questions, and learn how NASA’s Universe of Learning team can best support efforts in engaging audiences with the science of astrophysics.
Giving Tuesday
GivingTuesday (November 30, 2021) is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. When you donate to NGCP, your tax-deductible donation goes directly to programs that support the enrichment of girls in your local community. Donate today.
IF/THEN Spotlight
Each month, this spotlight will highlight new programs, resources, and role models that are part of IF/THEN®, an initiative from Lyda Hill Philanthropies designed to activate a culture shift among young girls and introduce them to STEM careers.
To celebrate National Aviation Month (November 2021) we are spotlighting This Is What a Scientist Looks Like Posters featuring AAAS IF/THEN® Ambassadors.
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IF/THEN® Collection Webinar Series
NGCP is hosting a series of webinars featuring the IF/THEN® Collection to highlight ways to use the resources to support equity, increase representation of women in STEM, and engage girls in STEM.
Innovative Strategies from the Field: Leveraging the IF/THEN® Collection
November 8, 2021, 11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern 
NGCP Collaborative leads and local educators will showcase how they utilize the IF/THEN® Collection resources in their programming to engage girls in STEM. Resources from the IF/THEN® Collection that support equity in STEM will be shared.
Managed by NGCP, the IF/THEN® Collection includes thousands of images, videos, posters, and materials available at no cost to educators across the United States to use in classrooms, social media, camps, museum exhibits, and more. Stay connected to IF/THEN® on social media:
Upcoming STEM Events
ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2021
New Orleans, LA, December 1-4, 2021
Connect, collaborate, and exchange ideas at the Association for Career and Technical Education's (ACTE) hybrid conference. Participants will have opportunities to gather for inspiring speakers and content-rich sessions covering new CTE program innovations that have emerged from the pandemic. In-person registration includes access to virtual programming. Register.
Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM)
Seattle, WA, January 5-8, 2022
For professionals interested in learning about innovative mathematical research, advancing mathematical achievement, providing the communication and tools to progress in the field, encouraging mathematical research, and connecting with the mathematical community. Registration discounts available until December 20, 2021. Register.
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Conference
Henderson, NV, February 10-12, 2022
The annual AMTE conference provides inclusive opportunities for a diverse community of mathematics educators to share current research and practice findings. Register.
Empower with Evidence
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting  
Philadelphia, PA, February 17-20, 2022
The AAAS is dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. The 2022 theme, "Empower With Evidence", seeks to make science more accessible through engagement and communication, and will feature groundbreaking trans- and multidisciplinary research. The meeting will highlight new initiatives in advocacy, education, and policy to address the challenges of rebuilding the public’s trust and appreciation of science. Register.
National Afterschool Association (NAA) Convention  
Las Vegas, NV, March 20-23, 2022
Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in networking, learning, and inspiration: special events, workshops, daily keynotes, and an interactive Learning Expo all designed to meet the needs of the developing professionals and emerging and current leaders of afterschool. The theme is, "In Unity with Community. For Opportunity." Register.
BOOST (Best of Out-of-School Time) Conference
Palm Springs, CA, April 26-29, 2022
Participants will have the opportunity to network, participate in team-building activities, and learn about the latest trends and research in innovative and quality out-of-school-time programming. Register.
The Connectory Spotlight
The Connectory showcases STEAM opportunities for youth to families and is a free online collaboration tool for providers to help find partners based on interests and needs.
This month we’re turning the spotlight on She Has the Floor: 20-Minute STEM Talks for Girls Age 11+, which has three opportunities scheduled during the month of November. Programs and individuals can hear first-hand from women who are crushing science and leading lives as scientists and leaders.

She Has the Floor is a Women in STEM Speaker Series and collaboration of Pretty Brainy, JILA (one of the nation’s leading research institutes in the physical sciences), and JILA Excellence in Diversity and Inclusivity (JEDI) at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Get started and stay connected to The Connectory:
STEM Resources
Broadening Participation in Computer Science (CS) Education Webinar Series
This six-part webinar series, organized by NCWIT and the Infosys Foundation USA, equips educators and students with resources and knowledge for increasing girls' and women's participation in tech innovation and development. Participants will hear from counselors and librarians from the NCWIT's Counselors for Computing (C4C) program, sharing professional development strategies and resources for making computing education more equitable. The first session is November 9, 2021. Register.
Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s 2021 Youth Awards
The Youth Awards is an educational grants program that honors Latinx high school seniors, graduating in 2022, for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their excellence in various educational categories, including engineering, healthcare and science, technology, and green sustainability. Learn 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.
NSTA Virtual Miniseries: Promoting Equity/Diversity/Inclusion Through Science and STEM Teaching
Join the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) for this special four-part, interactive, virtual miniseries. Scheduled on November 6 and 20, 2021, December 4 and 18, 2021. This miniseries provides resources and strategies for enhancing the participation of traditionally underrepresented students in science, through the lens of equity, diversity, and inclusion, drawing connections between racial injustice, the environment, and climate change. Register.
Pedagogical Commitments for Climate Justice Education 
Effective climate change education connects the impacts of and solutions to climate change with the local context of students' lives. Drawing on the experience of a community-based summer program for Latinx and Indigenous youth, this brief provides three interconnected guiding commitments rooted in situated pedagogies to equip educators with teaching practices from a local, justice-oriented lens.
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Sisterhood of Native American Coders (SONAC)
SONAC is a nonprofit that creates access and exposure to the field of computer science to address the disparities in opportunities to learn for underrepresented Native American girls. Their mission is to inspire the next generation of young female innovators to pursue careers in STEM by engaging them at an early age (9-12 yrs), when interest levels can falter, and to foster a lifelong passion for STEM.
White House Calls for Public Input on the Advancing Equity in Science & Technology Ideation Challenge
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has announced “The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science and Technology Ideation Challenge.” The American public is asked to share their insights on a central question, “How can we guarantee all Americans can fully participate in, and contribute to, science and technology?” The Challenge gives all people, from students and skilled technical workers, scientists, and industry innovators, to equity advocates, creatives, education leaders, and the people who value and use science and technology in their everyday lives, the opportunity to help answer this question by directly submitting their own thoughts, ideas, or examples of existing or promising actions that expand equity and inclusion. Submissions deadline is November 19, 2021.
Global Resources
Curiosity Podcast
Too often the potential and talent of young people remain undiscovered until later in life. The Curiosity Podcast, created by two teenagers Naila Moloo and Kristina Arezina, strives to help future change-makers thrive by exposing youth to exponential technologies, new mindsets, and frameworks for tackling problems, while also introducing youth to STEM professionals from around the world, that are at the top of their fields.
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