Presented by Moms as Mentors® Hosted by STEAMworks@TERC
For: Parents/caretakers of children in grades K-5 When: October 11, 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Where: STEAMworks@ TERC 2067 Massachusetts Ave, 1st floor, Cambridge, MA 02140
This interactive workshop explores why it’s more important than ever for children, particularly girls, to be encouraged in the STEM fields and how parents and caregivers can be “STEM Mentors” for their children, regardless of their own comfort or experience with STEM. The session includes a discussion of practical ways to be a STEM mentor on a daily basis. Participants leave with take-home resources to help encourage their children’s STEM interest and confidence.
This workshop is for parents and caregivers only. Childcare will not be provided.
Does your family qualify for free and reduced lunch? Use promo code DISC_FRL for a discount.
“We very much enjoyed the How to be a STEM Mentor workshop. There were many important messages presented to parents for their children...I would highly recommend the … program.” — Charlotte Kelly, Principal, Saint Joseph Elementary School
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LESLIE COLES is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Moms as Mentors. Her prior role was Director of Strategic Initiatives & Programs at the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, where she took the lead role in implementing programs that advanced NCGS’ mission to empower girls to be influential contributors to the world. A highlight for her was designing and executing highly-acclaimed national conferences for educators and administrators on such topics as advancing girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), business and political leadership, media literacy and the healthy development of girls. Previously, she served as Content Producer at WGBH (PBS’ single largest content provider), where she discovered her passion for girls’ education and empowerment while assistant producing Engineer Your Life, an award-winning website that encourages girls to consider engineering as a career. Leslie also currently serves as Director of Programs for VentureLab, a non-profit organization that is helping develop the next generation of innovators and changemakers through experiential entrepreneurship education. Leslie received a B.A. in Psychology from Haverford College, where she graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
MARGOT SIGUR is Moms as Mentors' lead STEM advisor and facilitator. Before Moms as Mentors, Margot spent 6 years at WGBH Educational Foundation (PBS' leading content provider), creating and leading science and engineering activities for kids of all ages. When not working with kids, she was teaching parents, educators, and engineers how to make science and engineering fun, engaging, and approachable. Margot also takes a lead role in facilitating Moms as Mentors entrepreneurship and civic engagement programs.