Are All-Girls Engineering Classes Different? - The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

Teachers at all-girls schools might have insights on how to engage more young people – especially girls – into engineering. Several teachers at The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin shared their thoughts in this two-part episode. In Part 1 (01:15) we hear from Shamaa and Shireen, two high school engineering teachers, and then in Part 2 (28:50) we hear from Patience, Simon, and Kristina, three middle school engineering and STEM teachers. They discuss teaching in a small school, differences between all-girls classes and co-ed classes, the importance of school culture, Project Lead The Way curriculum, advice for parents, and more. Mentioned in this episode: • Ann Richards School: • PLTW – Project Lead the Way: • IED – Introduction to Engineering Design at PLTW: • Alternate teacher certification information in Texas: • UT – University of Texas: • AutoCAD Inventor: • ACC – Austin Community College: • Multisim – circuit simulation software from National Instruments: • TEKS – Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills educational standards: • STAAR testing in Texas: Our closing music is called “Girl” by Miros, used with permission, and you can find more tracks by Miros on SoundCloud, user “mirossound”: Subscribe and find more podcast information at: The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: Support Pios Labs at:
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