Full course description

Course Date:

Starts Oct 3, 2016

Duration:

Ongoing

Commitment:

1 hr/week

Requirement:

None

Course Type:

Self-paced

Credential:

None

Description

This self-paced course covers ways that adult allies can support young women interested in STEAM fields. Although most girls express interest in science, technology, engineering, art+design, and mathematics, this doesn’t always translate into career success for young women. This course covers some of the reasons why and offers strategies for adults to support youth who might not otherwise pursue careers in STEAM.

Objectives

Participants will learn:

  • Strategies for getting girls engaged
  • How to challenge their own gender biases
  • The role of mistakes
  • How internet access can both help and challenge young women


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Course Instructors

CB Smith-Dahl

CB Smith-Dahl

Instructor

CB Smith-Dahl is the Founder/Director of Community Bridge Video, a media production company based in Oakland, California. She has shared her technology skills in a many educational programs, working with children as young as eight, teens, and adults to create short films and photography projects. She is the co-founder of STEAM Girls Camp in Oakland, California and has an MFA in Cinematic Arts from the University of Southern California and a BA in Spanish and Education from Spelman College.