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Advancing Equity through Anti-Racist STEM Education Professional Learning Opportunity!

By November 8, 2021No Comments
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Apply for a fully-funded Project-Based Learning online workshop opportunity! Winter & Spring, 2022

Educurious will provide curriculum-based professional learning sessions to 20 middle school teachers that will focus on teaching science in equitable, anti-racist ways that leverage students’ interests, identities, and diverse experiences. Participants will also receive a $500 stipend and an Educurious project-based learning unit on either plate tectonics (Ring of Fire) or ecosystem dynamics (Habitat Wanted) with embedded strategies for equitable science teaching.

This project is a grant-funded (free to educators) curriculum-based professional learning experience for middle school teachers focused on teaching science in equitable, anti-racist ways.

Professional Learning Objectives

  • Support science educators by strengthening their skills and strategies for teaching project-based curriculum that is grounded in awareness of personal and historical bias and culturally affirming pedagogies.
  • Increase access and opportunities for minoritized students’ engagement and identification with the sciences.

Applications are limited to educators teaching at Title 1 or Title 1 eligible schools in the Puget Sound region in Washington state. Units shared are targeted at 6th – 8th grades.

Project details and participant commitments:

  1. This project is planned to launch in January 2022.
  2. Participants will receive a $500 stipend and an Educurious project-based learning unit on either plate tectonics or ecosystem dynamics with embedded strategies for equitable science teaching.
  3. Educurious will provide professional learning sessions in winter and spring 2022 to 20 middle school teachers that will focus on teaching science in equitable, anti-racist ways that leverage students’ interests, identities, and diverse experiences. We estimate a commitment of approximately 6 hours of professional learning per unit (likely outside of school hours).
  4. Participating teachers will need to field-test at least one unit by the end of the 2021 – 2022 school year and provide feedback through surveys and interviews.

We welcome your application! Educurious will prioritize teachers with experience and interests in equitable science teaching. For additional questions, please reach out to Elaine Klein at eklein@educurious.org.