Transformative Practices: Equity and Inclusion
Equity and Inclusion is one of the four transformative practices that Million Girls Moonshot aims to highlight each month. Explore these resources to add to your classroom:
To help informal STEM education and science communication groups reflect on and strengthen their efforts to broaden participation in STEM, CAISE’s Broadening Participation in STEM Task Force has developed a suite of professional development tools. Use these resources, including the toolkit, to plan and lead reflective discussions about current practices, with an eye to developing goals, strategies, and priorities that can make your ISE and science communication work more inclusive.
- BP-Conversation-Guide.pdf (informalscience.org) – A guide for leading discussions in your organization or program focused on broadening participation.
- BP-4-Cultural-Norms.pdf (informalscience.org) – A practice brief to help organizations and programs reflect on the cultural norms of STEM they do/do not reinforce.
Explore this article that highlights the experiences of hispanic/latine youths in STEM.
Creating enriching and encouraging programs to engage girls in STEM is critical because girls and women bring unique experiences, perspectives, and ideas to scientific work. Besides benefiting the women themselves, having more women in STEM occupations will enable society to benefit from women’s expertise by maximizing innovation, creativity, and competitiveness.