Interactive sessions use simulations and exercises to get participants involved. Typical class size is 15 to 25. Training sessions can be all day or two to four hours with the goal of each participant receiving at least 20 hours of training over a one to two year period. Between sessions, participants apply the learning in their classrooms and share their findings at the next session.
Topics covered include:
Gender and equity in society
Learning climate and classroom environment
Bias in classroom interactions
Growth versus fixed mindset
Curriculum and Project Based Learning (PBL) analysis and transformation
Career opportunities and communication
Recruiting and retention
Train the Trainer and Equity Trainer Certification:
Participants are certified to deliver Gender Equity Training by attending a three to five day interactive session, giving a presentation and completing an exam.
Sessions are conducted by certified Gender Equity trainers and Diversity practitioners.
“The most useful tools I have received from gender equity training are strategies to recruit and build up confidence of young women in physics. I have learned to be deliberate and strategic in my praise and have found that young women in my class need that praise more often than young men. The young women in my class have grown into the leaders and often outscore the young men on the AP exam.”
Dallas Independent School District