025: Girls in STEM

March 13th, 2019 · 40 mins 46 secs

About this Episode

Parent Driven Development

Episode 025: Girls in STEM

00:34 Why Joulez?

  • Getting girls and women engaged in technology
  • Lending opportunity for girls in the 8-12 age bracket
  • The Juelez Formula:
    • Identity
    • Vocabulary
    • Skills
    • Tribe

06:05 Designing Into Motivation

15:35 How can parents help?

  • Context
  • Vocabulary
  • Building with them

22:38 Gender

  • Expanding contexts in which we engage children in STEM
  • Where are the toys that build empathy in boys?
  • Providing opportunity for people of all sorts
  • As a society we have a lot of unlearning to do

33:41 Genius / Fail Moments

  • Chris: Snow day stress and frustration. (#Fail)
  • Jess: Providing printed pictures for her son (due to his lack of having access electronically)! (#Genius)
  • KWu: Buying a "Baby's First Chinese New Year" book....when it was his second. (#Fail)
  • Stephanie: Extensive troubleshooting...when it was just a loose pin. (#Fail) Lesson learned? Troubleshooting is important! (#Genius)

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Jess Szmajda
Chris Sexton