November 28, 2018 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Continuing the discussion from our Active Learning Week webinar around supporting learners of all abilities, this session delves into how to ensure teachers are equipped to enact classroom practices that are culturally responsive—fully grounded in the lived experiences of students, inclusive of all races/ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses. Presenters share evidence and best practices around 1) practice-based teacher preparation; 2) fostering and assessing critical science teaching agency; and 3) teacher leadership for promoting a growth mindset to support the development of underserved students. It is hoped that participants will seek to implement these active learning pedagogies in their practice and work as change agents at the forefront of STEM teacher education reform.
The topic will be explored through engagement of the following multiple stakeholder perspectives:
Participant Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this webinar, participants will:
- develop a deeper understanding of the importance of studying how best to meet the needs of learners through implementation of culturally relevant pedagogy, fully grounded in the lived experiences of students;
- increase familiarity with culturally relevant pedagogy associated with the growth and development of learners of varying backgrounds, as illuminated by research literature and teacher practice;
- understand how practice-based research can advance teacher preparation program improvement;
- recognize the relevance of research on culturally relevant pedagogy to their role; and
- identify an action step to apply something gleaned toward their own research/program/practice.
About the ARISE Community Webinar Series:
Evidence-Based Transformative STEM Teacher Preparation
This webinar series is intended to encourage engagement with current research and experimentation to advance knowledge and solutions to persistent challenges in STEM teacher preparation, particularly for high-need school districts.
Webinars feature multiple stakeholder perspectives on each session topic through:
- dissemination of research findings from cutting-edge/prominent researchers,
- evidence-based results of innovative STEM teacher preparation programs, &
- teacher leader voice to ground discussions.
The interactive webinars will be recorded and include audience interaction and Q&A.
As part of ARISE’s outreach strategy, this webinar series seeks to:
- collect and share information about topics and strategies for research and evidence-based approaches to understand effective ways to recruit, train, and retain a high-quality STEM teacher workforce; and
- provide quality presentations and opportunities for attendee engagement to increase attendees’:
- awareness of,
- understanding of,
- interest in, and
- proficiency toward addressing critical STEM teacher preparation issues.