Girls do incredibly well in robotics and coding programs but inspiring them to participate has long been a challenge for educators.
At the high school level, across North America, the average number of girls who are enrolled in robotics programs or clubs is well below 1%. This is truly a crisis, given how prevalent robotics and AI are becoming within the workplace.
Robots.Education has proven strategies that can help you dramatically increase girl engagement in robotics and computer science programs.
These strategies have helped high schools increase girl enrollment from less than 1% to 25% - 45%. To put these numbers into perspective, if your school has 1,000 girls then it's probable that less than 10 are enrolled in robotics programs or clubs. The strategies presented in this session can help you increase girl enrollment to 250 - 450.
At the middle school level, the results are even more impressive with enrollment increasing to as much as 90% for boys and girls.
In this session, we will:
- Discuss the challenges that educators often encounter in trying to engage girls
- Detail proven strategies that will help increase engagement and enrollment
- Provide actionable steps you can take implement successful robotics and coding programs within your school
When Robots.Education does live demonstrations within schools, educators are stunned to see how many of their girls (and boys) become interested in learning robotics. Educator testimonials include comments like, "you've changed the culture of our school - everyone is buzzing about robotics and programming".
You won't believe the impact that these strategies will have on your students.