IMPORTANT SCIENCE, MATH AND TECHNOLOGY
EQUITY RESOURCES IN VERMONT
Building Effective Support For Teaching Students With Behavioral
The BEST Project is designed to help schools develop effective
strategies to respond to challenging student behaviors. The Vermont
Department of Education and its interagency partners provide
training and technical assistance to increase schools’ capacities
to implement strategies to benefit entire school communities.
IN TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM web
site to find about a program to help increase girls interest,
skills, and confidence in science, math, and technology.
Use VISMT's EQUITY
BENCHMARKS FOR VERMONT to assess your school for equity
in six areas by answering questions in Chapter 3: "Where Are
You? Equity Reality Check."
- Linking Learning to Life and the Lake Champlain
Regional School-to-Work Council merged to form LINKING
LEARNING TO LIFE, INC., a non-profit dedicated to continuing
and expanding school-to-career opportunities for K-12 youth in the
region. The goal of the new organization is to build a regional school-to-career
system to prepare all students in grades K-12 for future career opportunities
and to build business/education partnerships throughout the Lake Champlain
EQUITY AND DIVERSITY RESOURCES IN VERMONT
(Not solely science, math & technology!)
REVEALERS--This website was developed because of the
amazing response to the book, a novel about bullying for young adults
by Doug Wilhelm. Published last fall by Farrar, Straus & Giroux,
The Revealers has struck a chord. During the 2003-04 school year,
several dozen schools and communities made the novel the focus of
gradewide, schoolwide, or community-wide reading and discussion projects.
It turned out that using a work of fiction can be a very effective
way of inviting young people to open up bullying and similar painful
experiences. The reading-and-discussion projects happened mainly in
schools and mostly in Vermont, the author's home state; but they also
extended from Boston and New Jersey to Minnesota and beyond. In the
site - especially in the section "Using the book: A resource
center" - you'll find brief articles about the various ways the
book has so far been used to address bullying. Included are specific,
downloadable resources: a middle-school study unit that a teacher
designed around the book, discussion questions, learning activities,
a school's script for performing the first chapter, a press release
for a community read, and access to a Web-based discussion board.
Visit the website at this address: www.the-revealers.com/
- See the VERMONT
CENTER FOR THE BOOK: BEYOND DIFFERENCE site Beyond Difference:
Bringing Diversity to the Third Grade Curriculum is a program developed
by the Vermont Center for the Book that was piloted in eleven
Vermont elementary schools during the 2000-2001 school year. Another
ten schools joined the project during the 2001-2002 school year.
IMPORTANT SCIENCE, MATH AND TECHNOLOGY NATIONAL EQUITY RESOURCES
Visit the NET
EQUITY web site for an incredible variety of links to Equity
and Diversity and Science, Math, and Technology web sites. Each
web site is described in a short paragraph after the link. Many
thanks to Joy Wallace, Equity Consultant in Washington state and
former VISMT Equity Specialist, for compiling this web site.
An excellent question-and-answer session on High School Athletics.
The specifics of the discussion are tailored for Wisconsin, but with
very few exceptions the discussion is helpful.
Gender Equity in Science Classrooms (Brown University )
Compiled by Women Science Students and Science Faculty and Staff at
NECUSE Colleges and based upon initial work by students at Brown University.
The Ada Project
Taps Internet resource for women in computer sciences.
Association for the Advancement of Science--Collaboration
An annotated work in progress, a compilation of publications, resources,
and organizations that are produced by, affiliated with, or invaluable
to the research of the partners of the Collaboration for Equity. It
is a resource for anyone seeking to develop equitable access, practice,
and outcomes in schools, the community, the government, and the home.
for Women and Information Technology (CWIT)
Women are still seriously under-represented as developers of IT,
and they are often not well served as IT users. The Center for Women
and Information Technology, at the University of Maryland Baltimore
County (UMBC), seeks to address and rectify these problems and to
enhance our understanding of the relationship between gender and IT.
Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science,
Engineering, and Technology Development's (CAWMSET) mandate
is to research and recommend ways to improve the recruitment, retention,
and representation of women, underrepresented minorities (namely,
African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and American Indians), and
persons with disabilities in science, engineering, and technology
(SET) education and employment.
The Connections Across Cultures Project started with a network of
twenty-six classroom teachers. Fifteen are members of groups which
are underrepresented in science, math, engineering, and technology.
in Engineering and Information Technology is a magazine
that covers technical and career issues of interest to engineers and
information technology professionals who are part of the growing diverse
Maintains a special collection of print and videotapes to promote
educational equity (K-12) in all curricular areas, from language arts
to science and technology. Materials on equity in curriculum and policy,
the integration of gender equity and multicultural education, and
on stereotyping and role expectations provide educators with the tools
to revise the curriculum, develop staff in-service programs, and promote
parent/school partnerships. Provides reference and lending services
to all interested persons, including a long distance borrowing service
and has the facilities for reviewing books and previewing videotapes
and films at the barracks. Subject bibliographies based on the materials
in the collection are available.
Cyber Playground--(bills itself as the) Best Online
Resources For Women and Minorities in Science and Tech.
Programs at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California
at Berkeley, provide workshops and curriculum materials in mathematics
for teachers, parents, and community members. These programs include
the EQUALS Workshops in mathematics and equity, a series of professional
development workshops, and the FAMILY MATH Program.
and Diversity at Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC)
A resource for educators concerned about creating equitable conditions
in which every child can succeed. These equity materials can help
teachers and administrators acknowledge children's diverse strengths,
identify inequities, and improve the ways they serve students with
GDI News Online is a new digital newsletter from the Gender and Diversities
Institute at EDC. The Institute is dedicated to improving the well-being
of individuals and communities globally through innovative gender-healthy
approaches to lifelong learning. GDI's initiatives focus in five areas:
Technology, Educational Excellence, Gender Roles, Gendered Violence,
and Work and the Economy. Each issue of the newsletter focuses on
one of these areas, and will share examples of ongoing work, as well
as provide a list of related conference and resources. Click here
to view the first issue "Gender and Technology."
Equity in Education
A list of sites related to gender equity compiled by Martha C. Phelps-Borrowman.
The pages contain hundreds of links to information for everyone who
cares about the education of all of our children. This site was constructed
to promote a heightened awareness of the need for gender equity in
education for both girls and boys.
The American Association of University Women is a national organization
that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. Our commitment
to these issues is reflected in our public policy efforts, programs,
and diversity initiatives.
Science and Technology Gateway--Resources, Partners, Recommendations
The Gateway is designed to be an information "one-stop shop" for development
experts, governments, and the private sector.
GEM-SET stands for the Girls' Electronic Mentoring in Science, Engineering
and Technology. This is a program designed to connect young women
in high school with professional women in the SET fields.
Whose mission is to promote the contribution of women in technology
and to leverage women's intellectual and creative capital for the
betterment of society. GraceNet is the New Girl's Network bringing
inspiration, support and funding to women in high technology.
TechnoSphere.net Resources Especially for Women
for Women in Trades, Technology and Science
(IWITTS) is dedicated to integrating women into the full range of
trades, technology and science careers in which they are underrepresented:
from engineer to police officer, pilot, automotive technician, electrician
and web master, to name just a very few.
Mid-Atlantic Equity Center
part of the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc., is funded by the
U.S. Department of Education. It is one of the federally-funded Equity
Assistance Centers (formerly called "Desegregation Assistance Centers")
across the country that provide technical assistance and training
services to school districts.
Issue: Assuring Equity and Excellence in Science
Assuring Equity in Classroom Interactions
Institute for Community Innovations' (NICI) Digital Equity Toolkit
In collaboration with the Digital Equity Task Force of the U.S. Department
of Education’s PT3 (preparing tomorrow’s teachers to use technology)
program, NICI has developed and is continually updating and expanding
a “Digital Equity Toolkit” to provide K12 educators and inservice
and preservice providers with succinct pointers to free web-based
information on strategies and resources to address critical dimensions
of digital equity in education.
Corps/World Wise Schools
Lesson plans from the Peace Corps on stereotypes and prejudice. These
age-appropriate lesson plans (recommended by Tolerance.org--Fight
Hate and Promote Tolerance) show you how to teach about stereotyping
in grades 3-12.
Gender Equity Into Math Reform
Funded by the National Science Foundation, Weaving Gender Equity into
Math Reform (based at TERC in Cambridge, MA) seeks to assist staff
developers, curriculum writers, and workshop leaders in expanding
the equity content of their workshops, videos, and written materials
for teachers. This project is investigating the specific question
of gender equity in math reform, as well as the larger equity issues
that these reforms pose for students from various academic, socio-economic,
and linguistic backgrounds.
- National Women's
Our Mission... to protect and advance the progress of women and girls
at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives.
Click here to
view some resources on the Internet that are especially helpful for teachers
who would like to incorporate discussion of tolerance into their lessons.