About Techbridge Girls: Leveraging their 20-year history and expertise, Techbridge Girls enables girls from low-income communities to navigate the many roadblocks and inequitable systems that prevent them from persisting and excelling in STEM. They are experts at equipping educators (in-school teachers, nonprofit youth leaders, or volunteers) to create more access for girls to high-quality STEM enrichment experiences.
Their program models provide hands-on experiences, with broad STEM content and career exposure, and social/emotional development activities. The programs also engage parents and are supported by rigorous evaluation. Educators delivering our program content receive a full complement of our training, pre-kitted materials/materials lists, and ongoing technical assistance.
While the focus of the Millions Girls Moonshot is the expansion of participation in STEM activities by girls, the Techbridge Curriculum is appropriate for mixed gender groups, and can be used for in-person or virtual programming. Included in this opportunity:
Training - Attend 1 hour, virtual, pre-recorded Techbridge Girls @Home training
Curriculum - Implement Techbridge Girls @Home curriculum (minimum 8 lessons), for youth in 4th to 8th grades. Example lesson topics include:
Slowest Lander - Students design a device to slow the fall of an object
Grow a Green Bean - Students grow a green bean plant and watch the different stages of germination
Wind Farm - Students create a windmill to generate electricity
Salt Circuits - Students use salt to connect a circuit
Resources - Participate in ongoing technical assistance calls and opportunities to connect with other TBG @Home educators; Access to Expanding Your Horizons Conferences in New Mexico.
- Programs will sign an MOU and complete a registration form to access training registration and curriculum
- Program staff will participate in a TBG one-hour recorded training
- Participating students will register using TBG’s simple online form and receive a TBG t-shirt in return
- Programs will administer a brief survey to students and return results to STEM Next
If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please contact Jeff McConaughy @ firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, January 21st