May Quick Notes at GSGSC!
Greetings from GSGSC! The Garden State Girls STEM Collaborative is the New Jersey initiative of the National Girls Collaborative Project, a program focused on providing high quality STEM activities to girls. Our primary goal is to strengthen the capacity of girl-serving STEM programs to effectively reach and serve underrepresented girls in STEM by sharing promising practice research and program models, outcomes, products and by connecting formal and informal educators, business and industry in order to maximize the resources that can positively influence our girls. 
In this quick note:
  • Join The Connectory
  • Join us SAT 5/30 in New York for The Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum (LVM) Educator Training
Mike MacEwan
Collaborative Lead, Garden State Girls STEM Collaborative
Join The Connectory
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Use The Connectory to collaborate with STEM programs and promote your upcoming STEM opportunities to families. Programs are organizations providing STEM opportunities. Opportunities are time-bound STEM events such as summer camps, one-day events, workshops, career fairs, and competitions, and are automatically promoted to visitors based on their location.

Add your opportunities now so they will be available to the families across the country accessing The Connectory!
  • Join: Make an account profile
  • Create: Add your organization/program
  • Approval: Your program listing will be approved so it can be searched for by program providers
  • Add: Add all your STEM opportunities
  • Approval: Your time-bound opportunities will be approved so they can be searched for by families
  • Discover: Search for other programs providers to connect with
  • Opportunities are visible publicly to families. Programs are visible to other STEM providers.
The National Girls Collaborative Project Program Directory is now The Connectory.
Join us SAT 5/30 in New York for The Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum (LVM) Educator Training
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Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015
10:00am - 3:00pm
Time Zone: Eastern

National American Indian Museum
One Bowling Green
New York City, NY 10004
United States

The Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum (LVM) is an innovative bi-lingual lab for online games, simulations and virtual worlds that highlights Smithsonian arts and science collections. The LVM enhances visitor knowledge and appreciation of Latino cultural heritage through online activities. The LVM Teacher Toolkit supports educators with integrating this robust collection of on-line resources into their existing STEM +Arts programs.

This free training is open to teachers and informal educators including full access to the on-line Teacher Toolkit and take home curriculum. Recommended for grades 5 to 8 classrooms and out of school time programs. 

The toolkit includes six bilingual modules that explore three themes:
  • American Experience
  • Sustaining a Bio Diverse Planet
  • World Cultures
The New York Training will include:
  • In-depth review of Educator Toolkit and overview of the six modules and interactive tools available
  • Step by Step Training of the Cerámica module that explores archeology activities related to World Culture
  • Overview of the Watershed module related to Sustaining a Bio Diverse Planet
  • Lessons learned from pilot programs
  • Optional tour of Cerámica exhibition at museum
Criteria and commitment to participate in Educator Training:
  • Access to computers and internet to fully utilize the transmedia resources in your classroom
  • Implement at least one module into classroom or program curriculum in Summer 2015 or Fall 2015
  • Your program/classroom has Latino students
  • Participate in a Webinar that will address additional questions after attendees have had an opportunity to use LVM on their own.
  • Complete evaluation
No cost for training and access to all LVM materials, including the Educator Tool Kit.
REGISTER TODAY by signing up below
NYSUT will provide in-service hours and certificates to teachers who attend

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Michael MacEwan 
Collaborative Lead  
Garden State Girls STEM Collaborative