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You are more than a parent; more than a teacher. More than you know to a girl potentially interested in math and science. You are her role model. You influence her thoughts and actions. You influence her career. BrainCake is here to help you realize the potential of your daughter, your students, and the girls around you that you care about.
While we know that between 4th and 8th grade, we lose more girls’ interest than any other time, every stage is critical. According to our research Moms are particularly influential in their daughters' career choices in the sciences and anyone with a family member in the sciences has a greater chance of having an interested girl. But, we’re not all scientists. Here are some resources to help you.
Learn some tips on how to make math and science more accessible to your daughter or student with this bookmark from our acclaimed Gender Equity Toolkit. We welcome you to explore the Toolkit here and to attend one of our trainings for teachers and educators.
BrainCake is producing new gender equity toolkits for classrooms, home schools, and after school programs. To request items to pass out to your students; to have a Girls, Math & Science Partnership representative speak at your school; or to offer your ideas, contact us at BrainCake@carnegiesciencecenter.org.
Do you know an outstanding math or science educator? Nominate exemplary K-12 mathematics and science teachers for their contributions to improving teaching and learning: Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Also, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is offering an award to an outstanding young educator who demonstrates vision and innovation in their use of technology to improve teaching and learning. Click here for more information and to nominate someone!
Are you a parent of a middle schooler? A report by the Institute for Higher Education Policy finds that many middle school parents are unprepared for their children's college education.