Panel: Serving the Underserved Through STEM — Experts Share Successes
Listen and learn : Panel
Tuesday, June 25, 10:45–11:45 am
Juliet Boone Joseph Kleinmann Julianne Ross-Kleinmann Catherine Saldutti Jessica Shupik Jorge Valenzuela
Experience through panelists’ stories the successful and less-so lessons they designed to engage students in STEM topics. Panelists work in a variety of educational settings spanning elementary through higher education. They will discuss their work teaching STEMinists, high school skills classes, and inner-city and immigrant populations.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Subject area:||Special education, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
|Related exhibitors:||EVERFI , KinderLab Robotics, Inc. , Numberella , NASA - STEM on Station , SAM Labs , MatterHackers , Makey Makey , 3Doodler|
“Unlike their more affluent counterparts, students who live in underserved communities typically lack access to what are now considered STEM basics: up-to-date laboratories, laptop or tablet computers and access to the Internet.” http://bit.ly/2N7EOVd
Through the voices of our panelists who each serve the underserved, participants will experience the successful and not-so-much-so lessons designed to engage students to be active participants in STEM topics. Each panelist will share a story of such an experience with students. Panelists work in a variety of educational settings spanning elementary through higher education and will discuss working with STEMinists, high school skills classes, inner-city and immigrant populations.
1. Participants will walk away empowered to face the challenges of providing STEM equity.
2. Participants will have some ideas of what they can try that has worked.
3. Participants will learn of ways they can advocate for digital equity.
4. Participants will get to meet a broad range of presenters, know how to contact them, and access lesson resources through the ISTE Digital Backpack and the STEM PLN website.
This is a four person panel plus a moderator. The moderator will bring the panel to order, intro the objectives of the session, and introduce in turn each speaker. Each speaker will give a five-minute ISTE Ignite style presentation followed by five-minutes of Q&A. The remaining time, will be used for general Q&A and wrap-up.
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Catherine Saldutti has 26+ years of experience in secondary education as teacher, administrator, PD provider, evaluator, and instructional designer. She founded EduChange in 2000 and her team served 350+ NYC schools, plus others in USA, Brazil, Bahamas, Malaysia, Japan & Mexico. After 12 years and ongoing scientific review, The Integrated Science Program is powered by Sustainable Open Educational Resources (SOER). Catherine holds a patent for Concept Construxions, a pattern-recognition system that helps learners construct concepts and academic language collaboratively. Catherine earned degrees from Stanford University and The Harvard Graduate School of Education, with an independent study on International Technology Education.
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