Calendar in the Sky: Professional Development for Informal Educators

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Calendar in the Sky: Professional Development for Informal Educators
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Calendar in the Sky
Contact Information:
7 Gauss Way
Berkeley, CA 94720-7450
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Short Description:

Calendar in the Sky offers workshops and webinars for informal educators  and latino community leaders to learn about our website content, best practices in working with Latino audiences and partners, and resources they can use in their programming on these topics. We held workshops in the 6 metropolitan areas in the US with the largest latino populations: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Phoenix, and Houston. The workshops are also intended to broker releationships between local educators and latino community memebers. In addition, we hold a series of webinars on our content. We have created an online discussion space on our website for workshop participants to use.

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The Calendar in the Sky logo is a Maya hieroglyph that means "star" (Ek' in Mayan). The colors are meant to evoke the colors used by the Maya to represent the cardinal directions: white = north, red = east, south = yellow, and black = west
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National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM
  • Better Serve Groups Historically Under-represented in STEM Fields
  • Contribute to the conversation about building new models for leveraging SMD assets and expertise and achieving the most significant impact of STEM education investments.