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Episode 067: Stem 4 Real with Dr. Leena Bakshi Ed.D

 

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Summary:

Meet executive director of Stem 4 Real, Dr. Leena Bakshi. She shares with us the growth of Stem 4 Real and the important services they provide, “we realized also that in order for us to really be part of a movement, we wanted to take on professional learning, teacher training school systems, and really look at it in terms of how can we combine instructional curriculum materials, pedagogy, in a way that looks at the intersection of equity and social justice and then robust STEM education at the same time.” Her energy and passion for her work shines through. Be sure to check out the shownotes, and follow Leena on Twitter.

Dr. Bakshi will also be presenting at NSTA in April. Check out the links below for more details. 

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Episode 056: Homegrown NGSS Curriculum Design with Suzanne Sullivan

 

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Summary:

In this episode, Suzanne Sullivan shares with us the work her district’s vertical planning team has done with designing NGSS curriculum. She discusses the work she is doing as a 5th-8th grade science coach and encourages teachers to use their current skill set and passion as an entry point to NGSS. We all have strengths and skills to bring to the table with NGSS and it’s best to tap into those as we implement the vision of NGSS. Fantastic interview and a plethora of resources.

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Show Highlights

  • 01:00 - 02:00    Introduction to Suzanne
  • 06:00 - 10:30    Vertical planning and Suzanne's work with her district
  • 12:00 - 24:00   ...
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Episode 021: Productive Uncertainty in Elementary Science with Dr. Eve Manz

 

Summary:

In this episode, Dr. Eve Manz discusses supporting our students to engage with scientific uncertainty. She discusses ways we can structure our learning environment and questioning techniques to guide our younger students through dealing with scientific uncertainty.

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 Show Highlights

  • 02:45 - 09:30    What is scientific uncertainty and how can you engage it in your teaching?
  • 11:45 - 15:15    How to support student discourse through uncertainty and disagreement
  • 20:00 - 24:30    Being comfortable with uncertainty and seeing it from your students' perspectives
  • 26:10 - 33:10   Lessons learned from developing new science curriculum
  • 35:45 - 36:50   Assessment practices in science 

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