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STEM Recruitment and Retention Strategies
for the Female Student
CFE Institute
Susan Rainey
Non-Traditional & AdvancED Coo...
• Training is by an organization called the Institute for Women in Trades,
Technology and Science (IWITTS)
• Learn about v...
GOALS FOR TODAY
• Pick up proven recruitment and retention techniques for
your STEM programs
• Share success stories
WHO’S HERE
 Name
 School District
 Position
 Unique fact about yourself
 What are you hoping to take away from this
p...
PROBLEM SOLVING/PAIRING
Team Work • Pen Assembly Activity
PERKINS REQUIREMENTS
6S1 Non-Traditional Participation (Recruitment)
6S2 Non-Traditional Completion (Retention)
Carl Perki...
6S1 & 6S2 PERFORMANCE
OS NON TRADITIONAL PROGRAM
NUMBERS
CONFIDENCE BUILDER
1ST DAY OF CLASS
• Teamwork exercise using pipe cleaners to build a tower
• Should include structured a...
COUNTY LEVEL RECRUITMENT
• Training Staff
• Generic brochures
• CC: non-traditional Bios/Pathways
• Leadership Teams
• Web...
Send your event to www.studentandeducator.org
EVENT-BASED RECRUITING
HOW TO GET FREE PRESS
Have your district do a press r...
RECRUITMENT— DISTRICT
OAKLAND SCHOOLS TECHNICAL CAMPUS CLUSTERS
RECRUITMENT—
ONLINE AND WEB-BASED OUTREACH
OAKLAND SCHOOLS TECHNICAL CAMPUS
Create a Facebook page specific for the STEM
C...
RECRUITMENT—
OAKLAND SCHOOLS TECHNICAL CAMPUS
Career Night
• Have students demonstrating hands-on project in classrooms
• ...
RECRUITMENT—SCHOOL
• Career Day 8th & 11th grade
• 8th grade field trips
• Curriculum Fair/scheduling presentation get out...
SOLUTIONS FOR GATEKEEPING CLASSES
• Math integrated into program
• Hands-on activities that teach lab techniques
• Tool id...
SPATIAL RELATION ACTIVITY
Problem solving
SPATIAL REASONING
WEBSITES FOR PRACTICE
www.aptitude-test.com/spacial-visualization1.html
www.globalclassroom.org/rulergame200/
MATH INTEGRATED INTO PROGRAM
TOOL IDENTIFICATION GAME
FLASH CARDS
http:quizlet.com/12626415/tool-identification-flash-card/
ROLE PLAYING
• Non-gender specific dialogue
• How NOT to talk
• Audience feedback
Welcoming conversation script
LEARNING STYLES
Driving & Navigating Techniques
www.careercruising.com
See your building CareerCruising
Administrator for ...
LEARNING DIFFERENCES
LEARNING STYLES
GIRLS - BOYS
Girls function differently in single gender groups when experiencing science or
technology which they often perceive as in...
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  1. 1. STEM Recruitment and Retention Strategies for the Female Student CFE Institute Susan Rainey Non-Traditional & AdvancED Coordinator, Oakland Schools/Career Focused Education Susan.rainey@oakland.k12.mi.us Julie Ouellette Lakeland High School – Huron Valley Schools Julie.Ouellette@hvs.org Cathy Artley School-to-Career Coordinator, Oakland Schools Technical Campus NE/Career Focused Education cathryn.artley@oakland.k12.mi.us Laura Cloutier Walled Lake High School lauracloutier@wlcsd.org
  2. 2. • Training is by an organization called the Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS) • Learn about various recruitment & retention strategies geared towards female students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Pathways. Donna Milgram Executive Director, Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science Trainer, WomenTech Educators Online Training http://www.iwitts.org/ 10 WEEK ONLINE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION TRAINING
  3. 3. GOALS FOR TODAY • Pick up proven recruitment and retention techniques for your STEM programs • Share success stories
  4. 4. WHO’S HERE  Name  School District  Position  Unique fact about yourself  What are you hoping to take away from this presentation?
  5. 5. PROBLEM SOLVING/PAIRING Team Work • Pen Assembly Activity
  6. 6. PERKINS REQUIREMENTS 6S1 Non-Traditional Participation (Recruitment) 6S2 Non-Traditional Completion (Retention) Carl Perkins is the largest federal source of grant money for public education distributed to the states states distribute funds to ISD/county service agencies Non-traditional definition is less than 25% of either gender employed in any given career field nursing used to non-traditional, but males are now more than 25% part of the work force
  7. 7. 6S1 & 6S2 PERFORMANCE
  8. 8. OS NON TRADITIONAL PROGRAM NUMBERS
  9. 9. CONFIDENCE BUILDER 1ST DAY OF CLASS • Teamwork exercise using pipe cleaners to build a tower • Should include structured assigned roles or it could lead to lack of confidence in female students if male students take over - switch roles throughout exercise
  10. 10. COUNTY LEVEL RECRUITMENT • Training Staff • Generic brochures • CC: non-traditional Bios/Pathways • Leadership Teams • Websites/communication • Social media
  11. 11. Send your event to www.studentandeducator.org EVENT-BASED RECRUITING HOW TO GET FREE PRESS Have your district do a press release
  12. 12. RECRUITMENT— DISTRICT OAKLAND SCHOOLS TECHNICAL CAMPUS CLUSTERS
  13. 13. RECRUITMENT— ONLINE AND WEB-BASED OUTREACH OAKLAND SCHOOLS TECHNICAL CAMPUS Create a Facebook page specific for the STEM Clusters “OS Campus Lady Success” • Have pictures of female students demonstrating hands-on projects in classrooms • Add a link to the school homepage to encourage viewers to visit the new site • Target current students & parents to share with friends • Add “Where We Are Now” section highlighting professional post-grad women and their successes (interviews & photos) • Include current campus success stories
  14. 14. RECRUITMENT— OAKLAND SCHOOLS TECHNICAL CAMPUS Career Night • Have students demonstrating hands-on project in classrooms • Invite post-grad students to speak to guests • Have current students hang posters in their sending schools Bring a Friend Day • Create a letter for current female students to give invite female friend/guests • Student will do hands-on project with their guest • Give extra credit
  15. 15. RECRUITMENT—SCHOOL • Career Day 8th & 11th grade • 8th grade field trips • Curriculum Fair/scheduling presentation get out to kids • Grade level parent meeting • Open House • Classroom presentations • Tables at lunch • Expo Night • Incoming 9th grade parents
  16. 16. SOLUTIONS FOR GATEKEEPING CLASSES • Math integrated into program • Hands-on activities that teach lab techniques • Tool identification game • Spatial reasoning game • Problem solving • Slower paced summer programs
  17. 17. SPATIAL RELATION ACTIVITY Problem solving
  18. 18. SPATIAL REASONING WEBSITES FOR PRACTICE www.aptitude-test.com/spacial-visualization1.html
  19. 19. www.globalclassroom.org/rulergame200/ MATH INTEGRATED INTO PROGRAM
  20. 20. TOOL IDENTIFICATION GAME FLASH CARDS http:quizlet.com/12626415/tool-identification-flash-card/
  21. 21. ROLE PLAYING • Non-gender specific dialogue • How NOT to talk • Audience feedback Welcoming conversation script
  22. 22. LEARNING STYLES Driving & Navigating Techniques www.careercruising.com See your building CareerCruising Administrator for access
  23. 23. LEARNING DIFFERENCES
  24. 24. LEARNING STYLES
  25. 25. GIRLS - BOYS
  26. 26. Girls function differently in single gender groups when experiencing science or technology which they often perceive as intimating or difficult. Studies show that teachers tend to pay more attention to boys that “call out” answers. Boys tend to take over leaving girls to be the recorder for the group. Girls tend to stop trying when things get harder. Blind Building (building Lego™ structures behind a screen while telling a partner how to build the same structure) is a great activity for working on spatial skills. LEARNING STYLES

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