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#NSTA22 – Instructional Materials that Support Equitable Science Instruction for All Students

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT

Equitable instructional practices are central to the design of the OpenSciEd materials. Learn about these practices and take away strategies for your practice.


In this session, participants will be introduced to a framework for identifying the features of a classroom culture that support equitable sensemaking.

There are four main features:

1. Who is engaged in (or excluded from) classroom activity?
2. Who is treated as a “knower” in the classroom?
3. What ways of knowing are privileged in the classroom?
4. What science is practiced in the classroom?
This framework is based off Kerri Wingert’s Classroom Culture Investigations document and utilized as a foundational pieces of the OpenSciEd materials. Participants will unpack this framework and identify in sample pieces of student work and classroom videos examples of each one of these categories in action. They will be provided with tools and resources for self-assessing their own classroom culture including an exit ticket they can give to students to help inform the instruction. Examples of student work and instructional materials will be from the OpenScIEd instructional materials for middle school science.

McCormick Place – W185b/c


July 21
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT
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NSTA Chicago
McCormick Place, West Building 2301 S Indiana Ave.
Chicago, IL United States
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National Science Teaching Association (NSTA)
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