Culturally responsive STEM curriculum is an instrument that transforms how children are taught the STEM disciplines and produces knowledge derived from their cultural assets and knowledge constructs. In this introductory session, educators will utilize interactive, hands-on sessions to engage in STEM “hactivities”, while simultaneously developing a draft lesson plan that utilizes culturally responsive teaching strategies.
In this session, educators will learn how to incorporate project-based learning strategies supported through the utilization of student shared cultural experiences (a main component of CR-STEM). Further, educators will learn to develop learning objectives and lesson plans that enable them to recreate STEM content, particularly in the area of Computer Science, Science, and Engineering, in order to apply these lessons to complement student funds of knowledge and address real-world problems evidenced in students’ communities.
Presenter: Yvonne Thevenot