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STEM Teaching Tools: Resources for Justice-Centered
Los Angeles Convention Center - 514
Choose which of these free resources for equitable
science instruction are most relevant to your work. Then read, discuss, and
Takeaways: 1. Science learning is culturally rooted, and strong instruction should take an asset-based approach to young peoples’ ways of thinking and knowing; 2. Developing more inclusive classrooms is a constant process. There are always steps educators can take to support equity, no matter where they are in their journey; and 3. These resources offer tangible next steps educators can take toward equity in their classroom, from identifying meaningful anchor phenomena (stemteachingtools.org/brief/42) to teaching biology in more gender-inclusive ways (stemteachingtools.org/brief/76) to fostering more student talk (stemteachingtools.org/brief/35).
Deb Morrison (Educator and Learning Scientist: Seattle, WA), Abby Rhinehart (University of Washington: Seattle, WA)
Inclusive Science Assessments: Supporting and
Designing Equitable Formative Assessments to Build on Learners’
Interests and Knowledge
Los Angeles Convention Center - 408B
Learn how to integrate the cultural resources your
students bring to class with your science teaching and learning. Come explore
equity-based cultural formative assessments.
Takeaways: 1. Resources for instructional leaders and educators to support and create meaningful connections between classroom science concepts and the application of those ideas in everyday situations; 2. Discussion of the implementation of these tools and resources in dynamic school environments; and 3. The strategies presented in this workshop can be used with any curricula, at any grade level, and in all subjects of science and engineering.
Deb Morrison (Educator and Learning Scientist: Seattle, WA)