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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.

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

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Episode 031: Model Based Inquiry with Todd Campbell PhD


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Todd Campbell shares with us successful strategies and resources to use when implementing model based inquiry in your NGSS classroom. He describes ways to guide students through the sense making process. Check out the show notes below for links to unit templates with this framework as well as other useful resources mentioned in the show.

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  • 02:15 - 06:30    Developing structures for NGSS instruction
  • 06:45 - 14:00    Telling and interactive direct instruction
  • 14:10 - 16:40    Discourse strategies in the classroom
  • 17:00 - 28:00    Addressing "errors" or "misconceptions" in student models
  • 28:30 - 35:00    Assessment and grading for model-based inquiry
  • 35:30 - 39:00 ...
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