Program Profile: Latino STEM Alliance Builds Awareness of STEM Careers Through Real World Engineering Challenges
Engaging students in real world engineering challenges, Latino STEM Alliance teaches the engineering design process while allowing students to explore STEM careers and authentic applications of STEM. Through this BoSTEM program, underrepresented students in STEM including girls and people of color are given opportunities to approach engineering in a creative and relevant setting, building the interest and confidence that leads students down STEM career paths.
“Our mission is to empower and inspire underserved students in the STEM arena so that they will continue in a STEM career or pursue a STEM major in college,” says Amanda Martinez, Executive Director of the Latino STEM Alliance.
Save the Date: December 7 Workshop on Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices
This past summer, Superintendent Tommy Chang announced that a focus on “culturally and linguistically sustaining practices” will be the centerpiece of Boston Public Schools’ instructional plan. In order to support its partners in adopting and integrating such practices, BPS, in partnership with Boston After School & Beyond, will host a workshop for educators the morning of December 7.
Featuring Dr. Colin Rose, Assistant Superintendent for the Opportunity and Achievement Gap, this event will orient partner educators to this concept, the district’s plans to promote culturally and linguistically sustaining practices throughout its classrooms and administration, and resources available to help partner organizations align with these goals.
Date: Wednesday, December 7
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Bolling Municipal Building, 5th Floor
2300 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
Resource Spotlight: The Question Formation Technique
Created by the Right Question Institute, this technique can be used by educators to encourage student questions and to build students’ metacognitive skills. By creating a free profile you can access a wealth of resources that support the implementation of the Question Formation Technique along with forums where educators discuss their use of the technique. Click here for more info
Partner Events and Announcements
MathPOWER Job Opening
MathPOWER is currently seeking a Math*STARS Site Director to manage its after school program at the Curley School in Jamaica Plain. Click here for more info
Lena Park CDC Job Opening
Lena Park Community Development Corporation is currently seeking a part-time Fab Lab Coordinator. Click here for more info
America SCORES Poetry Slam
On November 10th, join America SCORES at the Strand Theater in Dorchester for an evening of poetry performed by America SCORES poet-athletes. Click here for more info
BPS Hour of Code Kickoff
On December 5th, join BPS at the Roxbury Innovation Center to kick off Hour of Code for BPS Students in grades 6-12. Click here for more info
Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership Statewide STEM Survey
The Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership (MAP) is gathering data about the various STEM afterschool programs in Massachusetts in order to gain a more complete picture of informal STEM in Massachusetts. Click here to take the survey