Tuesday, March 3
2:45 PM-3:45 PM
UTC
Meeting Room 3

Engaging Girls in Mathematics and Science

Brief Paper ID: 24505
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    Melanie Shores
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  2. Tommy Smith
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  3. David Radord
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  4. Sonya Hardy
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  5. Brooke Elliott
    GEMS/ALEX
  6. Stephanie Baird
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham/ALEX
  7. Shannon Parks
    Alabama State Department of Education

Abstract: The University of Alabama at Birmingham presents the Girls Engaged in Mathematics & Science (GEMS) Project to the 2009 SITE Conference. This paper outlines a cogent state and national partnership that will result in research on girls in mathematics and science courses using 21st Century professional development and resources to give girls, particularly those in rural underserved areas, digital media that inspires confidence and enjoyment of lifelong learning. The overarching goal of GEMS is to change attitudes, behavior, pedagogy, and curriculum for girls through providing a vibrant, engaging, digital portal program with media that extends learning beyond the traditional classroom. This innovative project promises to build a bridge between K-12 and informal learning environments through higher education pre-service education and research resulting in stronger collaborations, better communications and resources to encourage girls in mathematics and science endeavors and careers.

Presider: Margaret Pope, Mississippi State University

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