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Friday, April 13 • 8:45am - 9:45am
Gender Equity in the STEM Subjects in Elementary Schools

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Women are significantly underrepresented in the STEM fields.  Yet, according to the Department of Labor, there are currently almost 500,000 job openings in computer science fields, one of the fastest growing and highest paid industries today.  While overt sexism is hard to find in most classrooms today, subtle gender biased attitudes and actions still play a pervasive role in the lives of elementary students.  In this session, I will discuss current data and information regarding gender bias and equity.  I will also share detailed steps that our TK-8th grade district took to combat gender inequities (especially in the STEM fields) to encourage all girls to follow their passions.

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Christina Whitmire

District Ed Tech ToSA, Oakley Union Elementary School District
Teaching is my passion and I continue to learn everyday! I have almost 25 years of experience teaching almost every grade level, in both traditional and charter, online school settings. Currently, I’m the Ed Tech ToSA in the Oakley Union Elementary School District. I look f... Read More →



Friday April 13, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
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