Promoting Heterogeneity in STEM

Leveraging children’s everyday cultural practices in STEM teaching is nontrivial. Funded by a Hellman Fellowship and Nicholas Endowment grant, this professional development seminar sought to support secondary teachers in exploring heterogeneity by designing engineering projects that integrate content learning with children’s cultural worlds.

STE(A)M Education

This case study explores a STEAM education initiative in the middle schools of a metropolitan school district. From the perspectives of educators across city schools, I explore their views on STEAM teaching as a strategic reform to improve educational opportunities for racially minoritized youth.

Public Library Makerspace Pedagogies

Despite the rise in public library makerspaces, little is known about the grammar of their pedagogies. This study explores the perspectives and pedagogical work of artist mentors working with teens in a large public library makerspace emphasizing STEM, and the visual and performing arts.

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