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OTHER IMPORTANT SCIENCE, MATH AND TECHNOLOGY
EQUITY RESOURCES IN VERMONT

  • BEST: Building Effective Support For Teaching Students With Behavioral Challenges
    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.

  • Visit Vermont's WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM web site to find about a program to help increase girls interest, skills, and confidence in science, math, and technology.

  • View THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN: Equity in Vermont Schools (PDF), VISMT's Parent and Community guide to equity issues. To request a print copy, please e-mail Kathy Johnson or call 802-828-0060.

  • 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 Region.
OTHER IMPORTANT EQUITY AND DIVERSITY RESOURCES IN VERMONT
(Not solely science, math & technology!)
  • THE 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.

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OTHER 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.

  • Achieving Athletic Equity--Q&A
    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.

  • Achieving 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.

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science--Collaboration for Equity
    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.

  • Center 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.

  • The 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.

  • Connections Across Cultures
    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.

  • Diversity/Careers 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 technical workforce.

  • EAC Resource Center
    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.

  • Educational Cyber Playground--(bills itself as the) Best Online Resources For Women and Minorities in Science and Tech.

  • EQUALS
    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.

  • Equity 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 varied needs.

  • GDI News Online
    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."

  • Gender 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.

  • Gender Equity Resources
    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.

  • Gender, 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.

  • Girls E-Mentoring Program
    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.

  • GraceNet
    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.

  • IT TechnoSphere.net Resources Especially for Women

  • Institute 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.

  • The 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.

  • NCREL--Critical Issue: Assuring Equity and Excellence in Science
    Assuring Equity in Classroom Interactions

  • National 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.

  • Peace 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.

  • Weaving 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 Law Center
    Our Mission... to protect and advance the progress of women and girls at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives.

INTOLERANCE--RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

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.

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