Team Event Strategy: We know teams are in meetings doing a ton of planning for some big event ideas. Why not test run something out at lunch or at a school-wide event like a game or production? Working on health and wellness - share yoga poses on your Instagram, do a breathing meditation before a test taking day. Working on STEM? Choose an Hour of Code activity or Made with Code activity and share out school-wide and host a gathering (maybe to teach parents!) in a classroom. All these activities build out your audience and messaging!
What Challenges are you Facing? What challenges are you facing? Or share a challenge you overcame and how you did it. Share your stories and questions here. Or you can always email us: email@example.com
Final project Deadline: May 5th is the deadline to turn in your final website and an end-of-year video. The rubric and guidelines are found on our Curriculum page.
Resource of the Week - Get Schooled This site has a badge program, surveys, and articles dealing with many of your topics. There is even a middle school challenge. It is possible to create accounts or just do one activity as a stand alone.
Shout out to:
Engagement Opportunities (see all here)
Final project update: It is so fun seeing you all get your projects off the ground! Remember, May 5th is the deadline to turn in your final website and an end-of-year video. We will provide guidance and reminders but the rubric and guidelines are found on our Curriculum page.
Last week a team asked: It is difficult to get field trips to locations that are not already approved by the district but we want to go to a local retirement home. We know we can host the event at school but the retirement communities said it would be difficult for the citizens to come out to the school. We are trying to think of solutions but wondered if you had any thoughts or idea that might have worked in the past.
What challenges are you facing? Or share a challenge you overcame and how you did it. Share your stories and questions here. Or you can always email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The JSTEM Academy in Converse, TX for their Valentines Day!! "Will You be my Creek Companion" press event and for working with UT Austin on Girls Day.
University Girls Build for their smoothie stand and the Multicultural Food Festival on Campus.
Southeast Middle School for getting all of us to rethink our drink by showing the amounts of sugar in the drinks we choose.
Engagement Opportunities (see all here)
NEW NATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
National Webinar: WonderPark
WONDERPARK: A Girl-Centered Discussion with Paramount Picture's Head of Animation: Mireille Soria
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Description: The National Girls Collaborative Project is proud to be partnering with Paramount Pictures to host this national webinar celebrating the release of the newest girl-positive, STEM-focused animated feature film, WONDERPARK.
The National Girls Collaborative Project is proud to be partnering with Paramount Pictures to host this national webinar celebrating the release of the newest girl-positive, STEM-focused animated feature film, WONDERPARK.
Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI)
Audience: Current High School Seniors
Deadline: March 18th
Learn More and Apply Here
Description: Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is a three-week introduction to computer science (CS) for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology — especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field.
Nominate a Teacher for a Scholarship
Code.org is offering full-ride scholarships and discounts to thousands of teachers to attend Professional Learning Program to begin teaching computer science. No prior experience is needed.
Nominate a teacher for a scholarship.
LOCAL LOS ANGELES OPPORTUNITIES
Socal SciFest with the Clippers Foundation
Date: Friday, March 22, 2019
Go to the Opportunities Page to see more
Last week a team asked: There is a heated argument between team members about which design to choose for our event. How do we resolve this?
Thank you to the people who responded with some ideas:
This week a team asked: It is difficult to get field trips to locations that are not already approved by the district but we want to go to a local retirement home. We know we can host the event at school but the retirement communities said it would be difficult for the citizens to come out to the school. We are trying to think of solutions but wondered if you had any thoughts or idea that might have worked in the past.
Do you have some ideas to share? Think about the answer as a team or respond on your own. Share your thoughts here or ask your own question. We will share some suggestions in next week’s newsletter. Or you can always email us: email@example.com
Granada Hills for doing great outreach - including asking Girls Build for volunteers to their eTexathon on March 10th!
Adulting from Culver City High School for taking the opportunity to share their upcoming workshops with their school.
University High School for taking making smoothie bowls for students to deliver their message of Health and Wellness.
Organizations: Learn what it means to be an AspireIT Partner Organization and how to apply for funding to support Summer 2019 programs at www.aspiations.org/aspierit
Aspirations in Computing Awardees: Inspire the next generation of technical women! Apply for AspireIT funding and let us help you do it! Visit our new and improved AspireIT Leader page to get started - and let us know what you think of the changes!Description: NCWIT AspireIT is designed to teach K-12 girls programming fundamentals and computational thinking in fun, creative, and hands-on environments. AspireIT participants are ultimately encouraged to contribute their unique perspectives and ideas to future innovations. Using a near-peer model, program leaders teach younger girls technology fundamentals and are supported by Partner Organizations from the NCWIT community.
Deadline: Applications are due by March 15, 2019. Questions? Contact the team at AspireIT@ncwit.org
Leap Into Science Twitter Chat
Date: February 27, 2019; 11:00 AM Pacific (2:00 PM Eastern)
Description: Join the conversation during National Leap into Science Week (last week of February), using the hashtag #leapweek. For instructions and participation, follow the Twitter handles: @ngcproject, @TheFranklin, and @julia_skolnik.
Modern Figures Podcast
To listen to the podcast, visit Apple iTunes, Google Podcast, Spotify, or Stitcher. Subscribe at http://modernfigurespodcast.com/subscribe-to-podcast/ .About the Modern Figures Podcast:The Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS), a national resource for all African-American computer science students and faculty, launched a new podcast in collaboration with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), a non-profit that works to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing. Modern Figures Podcast (http://modernfigurespodcast.com/ ) guest stars Black women in computing who share their stories and perspectives on technical, societal, and personal topics. Geared toward women of color in STEM, especially high school and college students, the podcast also highlights the interestingly relatable, pivotal moments along their journey in computing.
Go to the Opportunities Page to see more
How Do You Know Your Project is Working?
Looking for inspiration? Check out our webinar "How do I know my project is working?" presented last year by Alex Nicholson. Click here to watch the webinar and download the file from our site.
A team asked: There is a heated argument between team members about which design to choose for our event. How do we resolve this?
We have some ideas, but want to hear from you. Think about the answer as a team or respond on your own
Share your thoughts here and ask any questions. We will share some suggestions in next week’s newsletter.
Kudos to Diego Rivera Learning Complex for a successful Self-Affirmation Campaign. During November and December, the school bathrooms displayed positive messages in stalls and around mirrors to remind students that they are smart, loved, confident, joyful, friendly, pure, honest, original, strong, fun and/or unique.
Kudos to John Muir Middle School's Team E.Y.T. (Empowering the Youth of Tomorrow) for presenting their community safety project at the Harvard Park Safe Passages Collaborative. They had the opportunity to share the excitement of their team's work with several community-based groups including Officers Clark and Sanchez from the 77th Division Precinct as well as with Saul Garcia from an organization called Urban Peace. Both have agreed to provide support to the team in order to make the plan that's on paper become a reality.
Kudos to NamasteCalm to from Ramon C Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts for sharing helpful mindfulness exercises and being an open ear for anyone looking to talk
Did we miss you? We want to celebrate with you! Send us an email about your recent accomplishments and we will shout you out as well! Let’s celebrate our successes and share with each other.
ADDITIONAL ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
National Days/ Months moved to the opportunities page:
In Los Angeles
Date: Senior High School Girls and undergrads
Deadline: April 6th - 7th
Apply by March 18th
Description: A weekend dedicated to filling the gender gap, exploring technology, and building the next big thing! Our mission is to support and nurture women* in tech by hosting Southern California's premiere all female* hackathon. Expect a weekend full of workshops, mentorship, tech talks, social activities, food, and more! No experience necessary, you just need passion.
*trans and non-binary inclusive