1.25-hour complimentary NAPE webinar! STEM Classroom to Career: Opportunities to Close the Gap

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This webinar focuses on findings in the STEM Classroom to Career: Opportunities to Close the Gap report with implications and strategies for the classroom and out-of-school programs. A national survey of high school students in STEM classes was conducted in Spring 2015. Data from student respondents, and from related research, suggest that equity efforts can strategically increase the STEM workforce and help students realize their full potential.

Destination Imagination, NAPE, the National Girls Collaborative, and the Educational Research Center of America formed the Research Consortium on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Career Pathways to help spark a dialogue among students, parents, and educators about students’ career paths. The Consortium identified opportunities, challenges, and promising practices for leveraging equity to meet STEM workforce needs and pave the way for students’ careers.

Resources, including the report and an infographic, are included.

Intended Audience
Secondary, community college, and state-level administrators/faculty/staff and program coordinators/counselors/advisors interested in increasing the participation and completion of students in STEM and CTE programs

Participants will learn about:


 ConnMichael K. Conn, PhD, Senior Vice President, Research, Student Research Foundation (SRF), has dedicated his career to work that benefits youth through research. He has extensive experience in creative research and survey design, program evaluation, outcomes measurement, and leadership for nonprofit organizations.
seldenAudrey Selden, JD, is an innovative public speaker and seasoned facilitator. She provides keynote presentations about equity, leadership, and organizational excellence. She demonstrates equity concepts using her experiences from private practice in a large metropolitan litigation firm, courtroom events in rural East Texas, state government challenges, and her volunteer service with nonprofit organizations. She received special recognition for diversity modules used for a federal grant project. Her teaching experience includes college-level instruction in political science, sociological theory, and introduction to statistics and policy analysis. Audrey facilitates state-mandated task forces, executive education symposiums, workgroups, and training seminars.
hogeboomErin Hogeboom, Community Development and Network Strategy Manager for The Connectory and National Girls Collaborative (NGC), increases cohesion across the NGC network and The Connectory, an online community, thereby expanding STEM resources more equitably. Through managing partnerships, pilots, and ongoing projects related to The Connectory, and facilitating strategic planning, implementation, and social media surrounding the NGC Leadership growth and sustainability, Erin reinforces the forward momentum of NGC and The Connectory. With the goal of increasing diversity in tomorrow’s STEM professionals, Erin’s role culminates 8 years of working on community and human development issues.
beiselKris Beisel is the Director of Educational Alliances for Destination Imagination, Inc. She has more 20 years of nonprofit management experience, with more than 13 years of experience as a Destination Imagination Team Manager. Kris’ experience includes work with the National MS Society and PowerUP, a past program of the Case Foundation. She has expertise in designing adult education programs, budget development and administration, grant writing, data management, and operational improvement. Kris has a bachelor’s degree in human services from Metro State College of Denver and a master’s degree in organizational management and leadership from Capella University.
DodsonDebra L. Dodson, PhD, has more than 20 years of experience conducting research and evaluation to advance equity. She is Principal of Princeton Research and Evaluation Partners LLC (PREP) where she helps non-profits design research to increase effectiveness of mission achievement. PREP consulted with ERCA on the design and analysis for this report.
WilliamsAs the Director of Special Projects at NAPE, Ben Williams, PhD manages and oversees the National Science Foundation-Funded STEM Equity Pipeline 2.0 Project, which currently works with 10 states to increase the participation, persistence, and completion of girls and women in STEM secondary and post-secondary programs that lead to high-skill, and high-demand STEM occupations.  He also manages large-scale projects, Research and Evaluation in NAPE’s Program of Work.

Register for this 1.25-hour complimentary webinar on Thursday, September 1, 2016, beginning at 1 pm ET/12 pm CT/11 am MT/10 am PT. Once you register for the complimentary event, information and instructions about accessing the event will be sent to your email address.

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