1st South East Asia STEM International Conference (SEA-STEM-IC): Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals to Teach Inquiry-based STEM Education in Challenging Times | Virtual

1st South East Asia STEM International Conference (SEA-STEM-IC): Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals to Teach Inquiry-based STEM Education in Challenging Times | Virtual

In the era of COVID-19, racial and gender inequities, climate change, and the digital divide, STEM educators play a critical role in helping students discover, understand, and act on real-world challenges that affect us. In this session, the Director of the Smithsonian Science Education Center, Dr. Carol O’Donnell, will discuss teaching inquiry-based STEM education (IBSE) in complex times and how the Smithsonian is using the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for helping students maintain high interest in STEM as a path to doing social good. Dr. O’Donnell will draw on the Smithsonian Science Education Center’s recent chapter published in the book “Education Around the Globe: Creating Opportunities and Transforming Lives” (https://www.infoagepub.com/products/Education-Around-the-Globe) and will share free curriculum resources for STEM educators to guide their instruction.

For additional information, please contact Kate Echevarria at EchevarriaK@si.edu.