Engaging Girls in STEM Education through Community Service
While women have made inroads into traditionally male-dominated fields such as law, business, and medicine, the same cannot be said for the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, particularly in traditional engineering fields, physics, and computer science. Girls want to make a difference in the lives of others; to make the world a better place to live. This course will show you how to engage girls and young women in STEM education using a service learning approach. You will learn what service learning is and explore a variety of resources on project-based and service learning models.We will provide guidelines to help you find community projects that will allow you to integrate core STEM content with technology and 21st century skills.Using service learning to engage students in STEM education provides a productive and rewarding experience for both the student and the teacher.