Education Technology

Justice-Centered STEM Education to Address Pressing Societal Challenges Using the Case of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dec. 2, 2021 | 6 – 7:30 p.m. Central time

Session overview

The societal issues of the last two years offer a unique opportunity for educators to connect academic work to our societal shared experiences. This session of the TI STEM Exchange presents an instructional framework for STEM education that leverages convergence of multiple STEM subjects, including data science and computer science, to address pressing societal challenges and center on justice-centered solutions. The COVID-19 pandemic offers an unprecedented context to engage all students in societal challenges.

Session attendees will:

  • Work in small groups to navigate data sources and computational models about COVID-19
  • Review science lessons which use COVID-19 as an example of an instructional framework
  • Explore the application of the instructional framework to other pressing societal challenges with their students


Learn from our panel of professionals

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Peter McLaren

Host
National Science Consultant
Next Gen Education, LLC

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Michael Heinz

Moderator
Science Coordinator
New Jersey Department of Education

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Joleigh Honey

Moderator
Mathematics Equity Specialist
Utah State Board of Education

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Todd Campbell, Ph.D.

Panelist
Department Head, Curriculum and Instruction
Professor of Science Education
Neag School of Education

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Okhee Lee, Ph.D.

Panelist
Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York University

Details

Who should attend?


  • Math, science, computer science, career and technology education teachers
  • School STEM leaders and school district STEM leaders
  • STEM and computer science education support organizations
  • STEM education advocates

Questions


Please contact Wendy Peel, wpeel@ti.com or 214.405.2779.

Join us


Add your voice to the discussion on how recent societal issues can help educators connect academic work to shared experiences.