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CoderZ Media Alert: Inclusiveness in STEM: Strategies for Creating a Learning Environment that Embraces Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Posted Jan 19, 2021

 

WHAT: Educators interested in establishing STEM programs, featuring Omar Shepherd, Curriculum Specialist, STEM/Career Education (CTE) at Orange County Department of Education and Denise Fabris, middle school teacher at Burlingame Intermediate School in Northern California

 

WHEN: Wednesday, January 20 at 7:00-8:00 PM ET

 

REGISTER: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3645549960808747020

 

DERRY, N.H. – Jan. 15, 2021 – Across the board, less than half of U.S. students are proficient or advanced in science, math, and technology and engineering literacy, according to the Nation’s Report Card. STEM education is helping to rectify the problem by not only increasing science literacy but also teaching problem solving and resilience, fostering creativity and encouraging collaboration. From reaching younger students to inspiring interest in STEM career paths, educators are creating STEM learning environments that are both inviting and accessible to all students, regardless of age or background.

On January 20, teachers interested in STEM instruction will learn how to implement it from Omar Shepherd, Curriculum Specialist, STEM/Career Education (CTE) at the Orange County Department of Education and Denise Fabris, a middle school teacher at Burlingame Intermediate School in Northern California. The pair will share the strategies and tools needed to harness STEM programs’ power for all students. They will also share how to plan, evaluate STEM programs, and implement strategies that lift up all learners.

As a STEM and career education curriculum specialist, Omar Shepherd delivers professional learning and advice to Orange County school districts as they develop and refine their STEM programming. Additionally, he serves as a Career Education career coach, supporting students with diverse needs as they prepare for life after high school. His coaching work is part of a research project called California Career Innovations (CCi); a grant project funded by the Department of Rehabilitation in collaboration with San Diego State University.

Previously a math teacher, Denise Fabris now teaches maker classes which include robotics, 3D printing, laser cutting, woodworking, and STEM engineering. 

There is no cost to join the webinar, but registration is required. 

For more information, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3645549960808747020.         

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