Please share any links you have to materials that might help parents and teachers to inspire girls, that focus on fun ways to teach STEM subjects and that illustrate women’s achievements and discoveries.
Hello! #include is a group of teachers, academics and industry professionals who promote inclusion in Computing. We are running a resource hack in April for a KS3 Wikibook, which sounds very similar. Perhaps you would like to send some people along to get some ideas and/or to see if we could work together at all? It won’t let me put a link in my post as I am new but have a look @casinclude on Twitter for more info.
Link for CASInclude: http://www.casinclude.org.uk/
Hi Codeboom, it does sound like there’s an degree of overlap between what we’re doing, and I’d be very happy to know more about how we could support you and you us! I would love to meet with you, but unfortunately, I live in the US at the moment which makes things a little harder. Perhaps, though, you could explain a bit more here about what you’re doing and how that might feed into this project. I’d certainly be grateful if you could help us spread the word about this project and help us get more people involved!
Maria Popova has a great list of picture books (therefore mostly for younger kids) about inspiring scientists, artists and so on. They included stories about Marie Curie, Jane Goodall and Maria Merian, among others: http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/04/13/picture-book-biographies/
Tom Armitage, an erstwhile colleague of mine, has an interesting BBC R4 programme on tech literacy. It includes quite a lot on encouraging girls into computing, including a mention of the Stemettes (who, I’m ashamed to say, were new to me: http://www.stemettes.org/). There’s also a nice quote from the founder just after the 14-min mark: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05qgcgs
Thanks for those links, Timo!