When You Respect What Girls Bring to Science and Math, You Create a Force for Innovation and Growth
What if, right now, you could deliver STEAM that girls, parents and teachers embraced? What if it meant minimal prep for you and maximum learning for girls? What if you were your community’s STEAM leader and hub?
And what if you had the nuts and bolts for success?
Here are the curriculum, teaching kits and workshops to make it happen.
Affiliation Gives You the Capacity to Easily Meet Goals
“The beauty of Pretty Brainy is that it opens up the world of STEAM for girls . . . . It’s a learning-centered environment.” — Christine Hendricks, principal, Tavelli Elementary School
Pretty Brainy’s Affiliate Program is a turnkey system for being a K-12 STEAM resource. Affiliation gives you —
- Programs for Sustained STEAM Learning
- Teaching Plans and Materials
- Professional Development
- How to Cultivate Mentors
- Marketing: Catalog Copy, Web Content, Press Releases, Flyer Templates
- Affiliate Branding
- Certification and Promotion
- Comprehensive Standard Operating Procedures
- A Community of Involved and Innovative People Making a Real Connection with Students
Take the next step toward being a Pretty Brainy Affiliate. Contact us.
STEAM LEARNING + TEACHING KITS
For Girls It’s Not About Making, but About Making the World a Better Place
Let’s ditch the disproven notions about girls in science and math. Old thinking shortchanges girls, leaving them without the experience to —
- Solve real-world problems.
- Experiment, prototype and learn that solutions take more than a one-shot effort.
- Develop the self-confidence to face challenges.
- Be encouraged for their skills and abilities.
- Hear the message that STEAM is their resource for creating positive change.
Interdisciplinary, hands-on, and steeped in 21st century learning, a Pretty Brainy Teaching Kit equips you to reach the students most under-represented in STEAM.
Teaching Kits for 21st Century Learning
Designed for educators and girls ages 11 through 17, our kits include teacher’s edition, student texts, design materials, live support and license for full use.
Fashionably Mashed®: The STEM of Fashion Design
“THE STEM OF FASHION DESIGN™ is a 21st century learning goldmine.”
— Ian Fogarty, science educator and recipient, Prime Minister’s Award for
Excellence in Education, Canada
Think fashion design is all glamour and fluff? Fashionably Mashed takes students through the steps of professional fashion design, from the science of concepting and sourcing to the mathematics of costing and marketing. Includes color theory and physics, economics and sustainability, business math and consumer science, soil science and human behavior.
Textiles + TechStyles2: Code. Innovation. Design.
How do designers bring together wearable technology and wearable art? Textiles + TechStyles2 gives students the opportunity to be design entrepreneurs and learn the real-world process of Engineering Design Thinking. Students design a fashion accessory using electronic textiles and writing the computer code for the functioning of their product.
Pretty Brilliant: Lighting Design & Engineering Design Thinking
Pretty Brilliant is problem-solving, prototyping, teamwork, and design for a real-world client. Students learn the science of electricity and Engineering Design Thinking while designing lighting for a Habitat for Humanity home. The learning culminates in lighting installation and communicating the results to client and community. Forthcoming.
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Join a Pretty Brainy Workshop
|Alpha Sigma Kappa Science Day||Lory Student Center, room 322, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO||3/29, 6:30-9:30 p.m. MDT||Tickets $7 at the door or $5 before 3/29. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org|
|STEM Parent Symposium: How to Raise a STEM-Confident Daughter, top practices and information for parents & educators. Register here.||Behavioral Sciences Building, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO||4/8, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT||A part of Expanding Your Horizons|
|Expanding Your Horizons, one day of hands-on STEM and inspiration for middle school girls. Register here.||Chemistry Building, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO||4/8, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT|
|Textiles + TechStyles1 and The STEM of Fashion Design||Girls Inc. of Greater Madison, Madison, WI||Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. CST|
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