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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 053: Kindness & Equity in the NGSS Classroom with Kathy Renfrew

 

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Today’s guest Kathy Renfrew shares with us ways to incorporate NGSS in our classrooms using Social and Emotional Learning Standards. We go deeper into this quote from Kathy’s recent blog post, “If we have the goal of building equitable learning communities, we are making a step in the right direction. In this way we are modeling for our students, our colleagues, and our community what it means to be kind and just, and maybe, just maybe, #choosingkindness will become a part of who we all are.” 

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  • 02:15 - 05:00    Introduction to Kathy and her work
  • 05:30 - 15:00    Choosing kindness in the science...
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Episode 051: CER in the NGSS Classroom with Dr. Kate McNeill

 

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The Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning (CER) model of argumentation is used in many science classrooms. Dr. Kate McNeill shares with us today tips, strategies, and tools that enhance this science and engineering practice of Engaging in Argument with Evidence. Don’t forget to check out the shownotes below for links to all the useful resources discussed in this episode and more!

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  • 01:30 - 05:00    Introduction to Kate & her work on CER (Claims, Evidence, Reasoning)
  • 05:30 - 08:30    How to help students with reasoning 
  • 08:30 - 10:30    The evolution of CER in the science education community
  • 11:00 - 15:30    How to go about teaching CER & CER across...
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