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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 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
  • 14:00 - 24:30 ...
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Episode 055: Teaching for Social Justice with Timothy Stark

 

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All Standards All Students. This is one of NGSS 5 innovations. And part of that innovation involves “inclusion of phenomena and problems that are relevant and authentic to a range of student backgrounds and interests, with supports for modifying the context to meet local needs and opportunities for students to make meaningful connections to the context based on their current understanding, personal experiences, and cultural background.” Timothy Stark shares examples of teaching for social justice  and resources.

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  • 03:30 - 06:00    Introduction to Timothy, how he started teaching, and how he started thinking about social justice...
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