NEW FLATE Best Practices Guides Now Available

FLATE is excited to announce the publication of two new Best Practices Guides: Recruiting and Retaining Girls in STEM and Professional Development. FLATE’s Best Practices Guides are developed to share methods, techniques and resources that have consistently shown excellent results and outcomes. Of course, “best practices” continuously evolve as more research is done and more discoveries are made. We acknowledge this fact and strive to stay current with the research.

The new Professional Development Best Practices Guide allows us to share some of the things we’ve learned along the way from providing professional development workshops in statewide, national, and international venues. This guide offers an overview and outline which includes ideas and examples for effective logistics management, developing content, marketing, measuring impact, and provides samples to help with startup.

The Recruiting and Retaining Girls in STEM Guide is the most recent addition to our library. It
provides general guidelines to best practices that we at FLATE and others have found to be effective in engaging and retaining girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). In this guide, the focus is on girls, but these practices work just as well for
boys, minorities, special needs students, at risk populations, ESOL students … just
about any student who will benefit from extra support and engagement to help them learn about and explore the exciting world of STEM.

Both guides are available for download at www.fl-ate.org/Best_Practices and hard copies can be requested by email.