Techbridge Summer Training Institute, Oakland, CA

Are you interested in developing a program to encourage girls' interest in technology and science?  Would you like to gain girl-tested, hands-on curriculum and learn strategies for success?

The Chabot Space & Science Center invites you to the Techbridge Summer Training Institute in Oakland, CA from August 2-4, 2010!  This 3-day workshop will give participants strategies and curriculum for inspiring girls in technology, science and engineering.

Techbridge has served over 2,500 girls through after-school and summer programs over the past 9 years, working closely with teachers, parents, role models and corporate partners. Founded by Chabot Space & Science Center, Techbridge offer hands-on projects developed for girls and career exploration activities such as field trips to companies and role model visits. The Summer Training Institute shares our best practices and curriculum while providing the tools and framework for achieving success to engage girls in technology and science. 

Topics will include:

  • Mission and underlying philosophy - why we do it, and how we accomplish our mission
  • The program model - what works well, what doesn't and lessons learned
  • Critical success factors for launching a successful program for girls
  • Recruitment and Engagement - strategies for recruiting and retaining girls
  • Curriculum - training on our innovative curriculum designed for girls, including Green Design, Cars & Engines, Toy Design and Electronics & Circuits
  • Working with Role Models and Corporate Partners - how to plan a successful and impactful visit
  • Action planning - participants will have a concrete action plan for implementation

AA registration fee will cover the 3-day Training Institute; participants will also receive a CD-ROM and binder containing Techbridge's innovative curriculum. Due to the hands-on nature of the curriculum, we highly encourage two participants from the same organization to attend the training together.  The fee for one participant is $750; for two participants $1,000. For more info and to register visit their website at:  http://www.techbridgegirls.org/Educators/SummerTrainingInstitute/tabid/98/Default.aspx