Welcome to our Networked Improvement Community (NIC) page. We invite you to participate!

Members of the NIC will have access to the discussion board (operated as a Google Group) and/or email distribution list. NIC members will be able to:
  • Connect and collaborate with like-minded experts
  • Share and receive information
  • Ask questions of your colleagues in the field
  • Receive emails (instantly or as a daily digest) of posts to the group
We encourage you register with a Google/Gmail account as you will gain access to the web interface allowing you to:
  • Read and search all NIC posts
  • Post to the group using the web interface and also by email
If you register with a non-Google/Gmail account (e.g. YourName@YourOrganization.org), you will still be able to read/post to the NIC by email, but you will not gain access to the user-friendly web interface.

Click here to join/access the NIC!

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us here or visit this page.

Past webinar recordings and meeting information are also available below.

Webinar, April 14, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Please join us for a webinar on funding priorities and opportunities related to broadening participation in STEM, hosted by the Furthering Girls’ Math Identity Networked Improvement Community (NIC).

This webinar will increase awareness of funders’ priorities and funding opportunities as they relate to broadening participation in STEM and the goals of the NIC. Its aim is to broaden participation in STEM by improving middle grades girls’ math identity. (Please see the convening report here describing the NIC goals and activities.) The NIC has identified a number of key ‘drivers’ of girls’ math identity, and actions that we hypothesize will have an impact on those drivers. The drivers and actions relate to broadening participation in three key areas:
  1. Broadening participation for the learner
  2. Broadening participation from the teachers’/adults’ perspective
  3. Broadening participation from a systematic perspective
Ellen Lettvin from the US Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement; Ron Ottinger from the STEM Funders Network; and Jessie DeAro from the National Science Foundation will speak to how their respective organizations approach funding to broaden participation in STEM.

Webinar, November 30, 2015

  • Highlight examples of current work on math identity
  • Synthesize information gathered since the convening
  • Identify potential research/practitioner collaborations