2015 NCGS Conference
From STEM to STEAM:
Girls' Schools Leading the Way
June 22 - 24, 2015
St. Catherine's School
The 2015 NCGS Conference will provide educators with an innovative opportunity to engage in hands-on activities, participate in content-based discussions, share classroom materials, learn about web-based teaching resources, and exchange best practices for teaching girls.
Girls' schools lead the way in graduating women who become our nation’s scientists, doctors, engineers, designers, and inventors. Research shows that girls' school graduates are six times more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology and three times more likely to consider engineering careers compared to girls who attend coed schools. Nevertheless, women continue to be vastly underrepresented in STEM careers. For this reason, the 2015 NCGS Conference will also serve as a forum for educators to further examine why so many girls choose not to pursue careers in STEM-related fields and, even more important, how we can empower girls to shift this paradigm.
Click here to register for From STEM to STEAM!
NCGS and the Online School for Girls (OSG) continue their successful strategic partnership by offering an exciting online professional development opportunity this summer and fall. "Introduction to Girls' Schools" (formerly known as "Single Gender Education: An Orientation for New Faculty") provides instructional insight to all teachers new to girls' schools, be they seasoned educators or new to the profession. In order for your newly hired faculty to thrive and succeed at their first all-girls school, it is necessary to provide them with approaches to teaching and learning that are most effective for girls.
The course allows participants to connect and collaborate with each other to explore the possible implications of research on the classroom environment. Educators will also discuss ways to create a collaborative student-centered learning space, including how technology can help achieve these goals. Ultimately, teachers will gain a clearer understanding of what it means to work in an all-girls school and will come away with ideas of how to create a classroom atmosphere and curriculum that maximizes how girls learn.
"Introduction to Girls' Schools" is a four-week long course and is currently scheduled twice during the summer months (June 22-July 17 and July 20-August 14) and once in the fall (October 13-November 6).
Click here for more information about the course, including fees and comments from past participants.
NCGS is hosting Girls' School Advantage events in New York and Los Angeles for prospective families to learn about the effectiveness and unique environment of all-girls schools. Megan Murphy, NCGS Executive Director, will moderate a panel of students representing each of the participating member schools.
New York Girls' School Advantage
April 26, 2015
1:00 to 3:00 PM
Los Angeles Girls' School Advantage
May 3, 2015
1:00 to 3:00 PM
Mount Saint Mary's University
The 2014-2015 Girls' School Advantage program is sponsored by Girl Up, an innovative campaign of the United Nations Foundation. Girl Up gives American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls.