Anchored in Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice: PBL and STEAM for Everyone
Participate and share : Poster
Sunday, November 29, 8:00–9:00 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Dr. Acacia Warren
How do we use PBL and STEAM to transform pedagogical spaces? By having students study topics that are engaging, relevant, and profound. Learn innovative ways to teach about equity, inclusion, and social justice. Participants will access sample interdisciplinary units, PBL/STEAM resources, and templates from a PBL curriculum.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Principals/head teachers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices required|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Participants will access several digital resources during the presentation. As long as they have access to wifi and a digital device to work from, they are set.|
|Topic:||Project-, problem- & challenge-based learning|
|Subject area:||Language arts, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
Three fundamental questions are addressed: 1) Why does equity, inclusion, and social justice matter in the context of teaching and learning? 2) What defines a modern educational experience? and 3) What do we want students to be like when they become adults? This session equips educators with the pedagogical tools to foster 21st century skill sets, make learning cultural, applicable and relevant beyond the classroom, and develop student capacity as action researchers in a digital age.
Educators will access sample PBL/STEAM units, a shared STEAM Google folder, PBL/STEAM articles, and other online resources that integrate equity, inclusion, and social justice. They will use the resources provided to brainstorm different ways to apply and transfer this knowledge back at their school site.
Evidence of Success:
Educators attending this session will walk away with an eclectic range of ideas, tips, and strategies for advancing equity, inclusion, and social justice through PBL and STEAM. The +1 Pedagogy PBL framework is currently implemented in parts of Canada, Japan, China, India, and several schools across the United States.
UC Irvine Teacher Academy Newsletter Article (February 2020):
Project-Based Learning for Any Topic in Any Discipline: A New Vision for Teaching and Learning
PBL Institute for Educators (UC Irvine)
Warren, A. (2019). Cognitive upgrade: An educator's guide for shaping success. San Bernardino, CA: Kindle Direct Publishing.
Warren, A. (2016). Project-based learning across the disciplines: Plan, manage, and assess through +1 Pedagogy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin
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Dr. Acacia M. Warren is currently a Single Subject Coordinator for UC Irvine's Master of Arts in Teaching Program. She is a former K-12 teacher, coordinator, and administrator. Dr. Warren has presented her research on PBL and STEAM at multiple local and national conferences. She enjoys inspiring and resourcing educators with tools that elicit success in schools. Dr. Warren is the author of two books and the creator of +1 Pedagogy and Cognitive Upgrade. She received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California. She can be reached through her educational website at www.acaciatreelearning.com
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