STEM for ALL and ALL for STEM! Counseling Tools for Student Engagement
Want to encourage all of your students to consider a future career in STEM? The Technical College System of Georgia and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation invite you to join NAPE trainer, Meagan Pollock, for an hour-long webinar to explore NAPE’s Focus on Counselors Toolkit™.
Register by completing the form at the bottom of this page. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to view the archived webinar.
STEM careers are in demand, and opportunities are available for every student. This webinar will empower participants to effectively communicate to students the breadth of opportunities and pathways in STEM careers through the use of NAPE’s Counselor Toolkit. Participants will complete the webinar prepared to use the Toolkit for introducing, directing, and encouraging students to learn about and consider careers in STEM.
This workshop is designed for any participant 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.
- Learn about the NAPE Counselor Toolkit as an effective, research-based resource to use with students
- Increase 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)
About the Toolkit
Created for counselors, the NAPE Counselor 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 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.
The Toolkit includes: (1) one Exploring STEM Careers Booklet that describes the research, rationale, and purpose of the toolkit; (2) four interactive career exploration activities for student engagement with explicit lesson plans for implementation; (3) resources and tools for recruitment of girls; and (4) a flyer for a student resource webpage.
Meagan Pollock is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, currently finishing her Ph.D. in engineering education from Purdue University. Meagan worked as a engineer for Texas Instruments, including three co-op rotations, before returning to school to earn her doctorate. She earned a B.S. in computer science from Texas Woman’s University and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University. Meagan has been working with NAPE as a STEM Equity Consultant since 2009, developing STEM career professional development and resources for counselors, educators, and role models.