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Spreading and Retaining Black Girl Magic in STEM
Classrooms and Beyond
Learn strategies to be more culturally responsive from
an equity framework to not only retain but spread Black girl magic in STEM in
Takeaways: 1. The school-based and classroom-based factors that are contributing to Black girls starting off with the highest interest in STEM but resulting in the lowest retention of STEM; 2. The seven elements of the ICUCARE equity framework in the classroom; and 3. Three to five strategies (to then develop and apply) for providing learning experiences in the school setting that empower our Black girls to remain in STEM.
Princess Francois (Math, Engineering, and Science Academy: Brooklyn, NY)
Presenter Materials for this Session:
(Materials are only accessible to NSTA Members)
BGM in STEM Classrooms (PowerPoint Deck)
BGM STEM Case Study Notes.pdf
Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol (CRIOP) Rubric
Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education (CRSE) STEAM Scorecard
Making Science Inquiry Work for Emergent
Learn how the language and structure of your inquiry
activities can produce roadblocks for emergent bilinguals, and how subtle shifts
dramatically increase engagement and success.
Takeaways: 1. A resource versus-deficit perspective and building lessons around abilities; 2. Breaking down language barriers in student-student collaborations through effective modeling; and 3. Using multiple representations in science, utilizing emergent bilingual's strength with translanguaging.
Christopher Moore (University of Nebraska Omaha: Omaha, NE)
ASTC-Sponsored Session: Inspiring the Next Generation of
Women in STEM
Do you care about inspiring girls to pursue STEM
careers? Then join us to learn about the IF/THEN Collection designed to help
ensure equitable gender representation in STEM! The IF/THEN Collection is the
world’s largest FREE library of images, videos, and other content portraying
women in STEM.
Takeaways: Participants will: 1. learn about the background and purpose of the IF/THEN Collection; 2. learn how to use the IF/THEN Collection to support STEM learning programs; and 3. get hands-on experience utilizing assets from the IF/THEN Collection.
Jessica Hay (National Girls Collaborative Project: Seattle, WA)