Webinars (Archived)

Live webinar presented on: Wednesday, November 7 2013 (46 minutes)


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Learn about a computer programming professor who finally found the tools she needed to improve enrollment and retention of women in STEM (male retention increased, too!) after taking a WomenTech Educators Training with follow up support.

Associate Professor Barbara DuFrain increased her female enrollment by 62% and increased the retention of her female and male students by 45% in less than a year.

After implementing her recruitment plan, female students made up an average of 21% of Barbara's introductory programming courses compared to a baseline of 13% female -- a 62% increase.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to effectively use online outreach strategies like YouTube videos.
  • Career events that include female role models.
  • Classroom retention strategies that work right away.
  • Icebreakers to engage and connect students early in the semester.
  • The importance of teaming and pair programming in the lab.


Presented by:
Barbara DuFrain, Associate Professor, CS, Engineering and Advanced Technology, Del Mar College, TX

Hosted by: Donna Milgram, Executive Director of the Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (IWITTS)

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Note: You will also join the IWITTS community and receive the WomenTech Educators Newsletter featuring recruitment and retention strategies. We respect your privacy.

Live webinar presented on: Wednesday, December 12 2012 (35 minutes)


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Learn about proven resources on increasing the number of female students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. These ARE effective, evidence-based strategies that you can use to recruit and retain female students in your STEM classes.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What changed in one computer science program so that now 42% of their students are women.
  • How a short course in spatial reasoning can significantly increase retention rates of female (and male) students.
  • How community college technology programs in California created “leadership teams” to recruit and retain more female students.
  • Step-by-step, how to use a blueprint worksheet to recruit more female students to your STEM programs.
  • How to use the free Proven Practices Collection on the IWITTS website to find even more valuable resources on recruiting and retaining women and girls in STEM.


Presented by:
Donna Milgram, Executive Director of the Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (IWITTS)


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Note: You will also join the IWITTS community and receive the WomenTech Educators Newsletter featuring recruitment and retention strategies. We respect your privacy.

Live webinar presented on: Thursday, November 1 2012 (55 minutes)


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Learn about one community college program in engineering technology in which the percentage of females retained went from zero percent in 2007 to 26% in 2012. Plus, more male students and minority students are receiving degrees and certificates as well!

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What female students need to hear from faculty to keep them on track to graduate.
  • The curriculum changes that will keep students engaged throughout the program.
  • How the layout of your lab may help or hinder the retention of female students.


Presented by:
Antigone Sharris, Full-time Faculty and Program Coordinator, Engineering Technology Program, Triton College

Hosted by: Donna Milgram, Executive Director of the Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (IWITTS)


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Note: You will also join the IWITTS community and receive the WomenTech Educators Newsletter featuring recruitment and retention strategies. We respect your privacy.

Live webinar presented on: Wednesday, May 16 2012 (90 minutes)


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Learn how and why to measure and evaluate the recruitment and retention of female students in order to better gauge female interest and participation in your STEM programs.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Why gathering gender data is critical
  • The nuts and bolts of collecting enrollment/retention data
  • How to assess the effectiveness of women in STEM recruitment and retention strategies
  • How to use data to leverage change


Presented by:
Donna Milgram, Executive Director of the Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (IWITTS)

Hosted by: Evaluation Resource Center for Advanced Technological education

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Live webinar presented on: Monday, November 17 2008 (27 minutes)


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Dr. Linda Kekelis and Jeri Countryman of Techbridge, an after-school and summer program designed to encourage girls in technology, science and engineering, discuss practical strategies and resources that will help teachers, Girl Scout Leaders and after-school program providers to conduct outreach.

 


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Note: You will also join the IWITTS community and receive the WomenTech Educators Newsletter featuring recruitment and retention strategies. We respect your privacy.

Live webinar presented on: Friday, April 4 2008 (35 minutes)


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Sheryl A. Sorby, Ph.D., explains how improving your female students' spatial reasoning skills increases their success in the technology classroom. The webinar includes a demonstration of Dr. Sorby's software, "Introduction to 3D Spatial Visualization: An Active Approach."

 


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Note: You will also join the IWITTS community and receive the WomenTech Educators Newsletter featuring recruitment and retention strategies. We respect your privacy.

Live webinar presented on: Thursday, April 3 2008 (27 minutes)


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Geri Hertel, M. Ed., takes you through the step-by-step process of creating a Women in Technology class, including a sample curriculum.

 

 


When you click the button, the webinar recording will open in a new tab or window.


Note: You will also join the IWITTS community and receive the WomenTech Educators Newsletter featuring recruitment and retention strategies. We respect your privacy.