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Girls, STEM + Storytelling: A Love Story

Recent studies confirm girls’ ongoing aversion to all things STEM. In this talk, I show how story can inspire girls to explore, learn and experiment with STEM learning in ways they wouldn’t outside of a story framework and how teaching STEM through storytelling offers creative opportunities to encourage them to pursue their STEM-related passions. I'll introduce five innovative ways educators are teaching STEM through story, including an educator teaching his students math by first reading a short story about a utopian society. I’ll provide book ideas for teachers and parents interested in introducing girls to STEM through story, and integrating arts with STEM for innovative STEAM learning.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate how storytelling is one of the most powerful, organic ways to get girls excited about STEM-related topics and careers.
  2. Provide teachers with five creative examples of how other educators are teaching STEM through storytelling.
  3. Offer book recommendations as a great resource for getting girls (and boys!) interested in STEM through stories.

Speakers

  • Robin Payes, Author and Creator, Out of Time Media

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Robin Payes, Author & Creator, Out of Time Media


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