STEM careers are in demand, and opportunities are available for every student. This webinar will empower you to effectively communicate to students the breadth of opportunities and pathways in STEM careers through the use of NAPE’s STEM Career Toolkit. You will finish the webinar prepared to use the NAPE STEM Careers Toolkit for introducing, directing, and encouraging students to learn about and consider careers in STEM.
This workshop is designed for anyone interested in tools to help engage students, particularly women and underrepresented groups, in STEM career exploration. The toolkit activities are designed for middle school to high school students, but the messaging about STEM careers is useful for anyone interested in learning more about these careers. No level of experience with the topic is required.
- Review all items in the NAPE STEM Careers toolkit
- Learn how to use the resources in your jobs
- Learn how to increase participant awareness of the most effective messaging for STEM careers
- Improve understanding of the breadth of opportunities and pathways to STEM careers (spanning certifications to graduate-level training)
Meagan Pollock is the Director of Professional Development for NAPE. In this role, Meagan develops programs and products that help educators, administrators, and counselors improve equity in the classroom, ultimately to increase the participation of women and minorities in high-skill, high-wage, high-demand careers.
Meagan is a former NSF Graduate Research Fellow, with a PhD in engineering education, an MS in electrical engineering, and a BS in computer science. She worked as an engineer for Texas Instruments. She served as a consultant to NAPE from 2008 to 2011, delivering professional development and presenting at national conferences, developing the STEM Careers Toolkit, and developing online courses.
About the Toolkit
Created for counselors, the NAPE STEM Careers Toolkit is designed to effectively reach and encourage every student to consider a future career in STEM. The toolkit provides an overview of STEM careers, introduces positive language for talking with students, and connects the effective messaging with tools, activities, and resources.
The NAPE STEM Careers Toolkit was developed from 5 years of professional development workshops for K-12 counselors and educators, designed to meet their needs for counseling students to expand their knowledge of and interest in STEM careers.