Session Title

Dismantling Divisive Walls to Promote Diversity and Inclusivity in STEM Education

Session Format

Presentation Session (45 minutes)

Target Audience

K12 Educators

Location

Keynote (PARB 114/115)

Abstract for the conference program

In this presentation, King will share her stance on STEM education being a civil right and how educators can center access, equity and inclusivity through citizen science. She will present tangible approaches that teachers can utilize to embed service learning into their courses, and how K-12 teachers and administrators can build capacity to sustain their STEM programs and course offerings. In dismantling divisive walls, King will center faith-based institutions as an under-utilized resource in the community. Churches have the potential to be a driving force for STEM education (particularly during out-of-school time), and can positively impact younger generations by working through the complex dynamics of sustaining STEM partnerships. Furthermore, when churches are overlooked or excluded, there are missed opportunities to foster intergenerational relationships, civic leadership and activism for more purposeful STEM engagement. King invites participants to reimagine a more comprehensive, critical and collaborative commitment to community-based STEM education.

Proposal Track

T1: Teaching and Learning in the STEM Field

Start Date

3-22-2019 1:00 PM

End Date

3-22-2019 2:00 PM

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Mar 22nd, 1:00 PM Mar 22nd, 2:00 PM

Dismantling Divisive Walls to Promote Diversity and Inclusivity in STEM Education

Keynote (PARB 114/115)

In this presentation, King will share her stance on STEM education being a civil right and how educators can center access, equity and inclusivity through citizen science. She will present tangible approaches that teachers can utilize to embed service learning into their courses, and how K-12 teachers and administrators can build capacity to sustain their STEM programs and course offerings. In dismantling divisive walls, King will center faith-based institutions as an under-utilized resource in the community. Churches have the potential to be a driving force for STEM education (particularly during out-of-school time), and can positively impact younger generations by working through the complex dynamics of sustaining STEM partnerships. Furthermore, when churches are overlooked or excluded, there are missed opportunities to foster intergenerational relationships, civic leadership and activism for more purposeful STEM engagement. King invites participants to reimagine a more comprehensive, critical and collaborative commitment to community-based STEM education.