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Teaching Remote STEM Career Applications with Online Learning

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Tuesday, December 1, 11:30 am–12:15 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
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Own Your Learning: Empowering Students to be Knowledge Constructors

Brittany Jenkins  
Discover ways to guide students to apply STEM skills in a real tech work environment (both on and offline). We'll discuss a framework to expand students’ critical thinking, communication, and resourcefulness when applying STEM skills. You'll gain lesson planning strategies and access to a platform to apply the practices presented!

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: -
- Internet Browser (i.e. Google Chrome, Safari, or Internet Explorer)
Topic: Instructional design & delivery
Grade level: 9-12
Subject area: Career and technical education, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
Innovative Designer
  • Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
For Educators:
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

In this Snapshot presentation, the speaker will present a new framework, called D.I.I.L (which stands for Design, Inquire, Ideate, Launch), that can help educators curate and develop their curricula materials to effectively teach students STEM Career Applications. This framework is crafted to help teachers expand their teaching practices to ensure students are learning how to apply the technical skills they're learning in class, in a real-world tech industry setting. Additionally, the speaker will present how she applied the D.I.I.L Framework with BSD Education's TechFuture curriculum for career-readiness to teach students STEM career applications, along with project examples of their student outcomes.

Throughout this presentation, the speaker will also highlight how educators can maximize online learning to teach students remote working skills, as well as, abolitionist adaptations of this framework to enfranchise students with equitable information and practices.


- Introduction & About the Speaker
- Community, Approach & Why Use D.I.I.L
- BSD Education TechFuture Curriculum
- D.I.I.L Framework Overview
- Student Outcomes
- Q & A

Supporting research

1. Cohen, C., Patterson, D., Kovarik, D. and Chowning, J. (2019). “Fostering STEM Career Awareness: Emerging Opportunities for Teachers”. [online] Available at:
2. Margot, K.C. & Kettler, T. “Teachers’ perception of STEM integration and education: a systematic literature review”. [online] IJ STEM Ed (2019) 6: 2. Available at:
3. Blotnicky, K.A., Franz-Odendaal, T., French, F. et al. “A study of the correlation between STEM career knowledge, mathematics self-efficacy, career interests, and career activities on the likelihood of pursuing a STEM career among middle school students”. IJ STEM Ed 5, 22 (2018). Available at:
4. Roberts, Thomas et al. “Students' perceptions of STEM learning after participating in a summer informal learning experience”. IJ STEM Ed 5,1 (2018): 35. Available at:
5. Berk, Louis J et al. “Inspiring careers in STEM and healthcare fields through medical simulation embedded in high school science education”. Advances in physiology education vol. 38,3 (2014): 210-5. Available at:
6. Joyce, A. (2019). “Stimulating interest in STEM careers among students in Europe: Supporting career choice and giving a more realistic view of STEM at work”. [online] Education and Employers. Available at:

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