Episode 072: Using Modeling as a Pedagogy in Chemistry

This week we had a conversation with Erica Posthuma, a current high school chemistry teacher. Erica shared with us some of the practices she has implemented as a “modeler” and how she helps students develop their own understandings from their observations and understandings.

Erica also discussed her journey as a teacher, including how she was affected by the pandemic and how modeling has changed how she approaches chemistry. Erica wraps up this episode discussing some of the avenues she has found to publish as a high school chemistry teacher.

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

 

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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.

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Episode 059: Justiceā€Centered Science Pedagogy with Daniel Morales-Doyle

 

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Daniel Morales-Doyle talks with us today about the powerful impact of a justice-centered science pedagogy. He gives examples of what this looks like throughout different grade bands. He specifically shares a high school chemistry unit he taught in Chicago. In the show notes, find his research and similar articles of the impact of justice centered science pedagogy.

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  • 01:30 - 05:30    Introduction to Daniel and justice-centered science pedagogy
  • 05:30 - 08:30    Examples of justice-centered science pedagogy in the classroom
  • 08:30 - 14:00    The impact of justice-centered science pedagogy for the students
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