Representation Matters! IF/THEN® Resources to Support Gender Equity in STEM
Jessica Hay, National Girls Collaborative
During this interactive workshop participants will learn about the IF/THEN® Initiative, the IF/THEN® Collection and how to increase gender equity in their programs and museums. The workshop will begin with a brief background of the IF/THEN® Collection followed by a live demonstration where participants will learn how to access the IF/THEN® Collection, how to search for content, and how to download assets. Next participants will be broken into groups to do a scavenger hunt within the Collection so they can familiarize themselves with the IF/THEN® Collection and how to find specific assets for their needs. Once participants understand how to navigate the Collection they will use a specific asset and build a lesson around it. The last activity will highlight lessons and activities that are already created in the IF/THEN® Collection. Participants will see how multiple assets can be combined to create a full lesson around a variety of STEM fields. The workshop will end by highlighting additional assets for use in STEM learning programs. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to access the content in the digital library and how to use it to support their STEM learning programs. All content in the collection is free of charge.