Supporting Equitable Access to High-Quality Science Learning Experiences for All Students
October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
This session is part of the STEMteachersEXPO 2020 virtual conference. For more information and to register, visit https://stemteachersnyc.org/expo/
What does a classroom look and sound like when all students are engaged in science sense-making? And what structures and supports can teachers implement to make this a reality for their classrooms? In this session, we will address both of these questions and provide take-away tools to implement into their practice.
OpenSciEd units support our equity goals through several specific strategies such as
1) integrating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Principles during the unit design process to reduce potential barriers and provide more accessible ways in which students can engage in learning experiences,
2) developing and supporting classroom norms that provide a safe learning culture,
3) supporting classroom discourse to promote students in developing, sharing, and revising their ideas, and
4) specific strategies for supporting emerging multilingual students in science classrooms.
In this session, we will dive into these strategies and see examples of them in practice. While we will draw on examples from our middle school materials and field test classrooms, this session will be relevant to teachers in other grade levels.