Exploring Culturally Based Pedagogies in STEM Through an International Lens

Exploring Culturally Based Pedagogies in STEM Through an International Lens

Between Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2023 the Smithsonian Science Education Center is offering a free online professional learning opportunity entitled, Exploring Culturally Based Pedagogies in STEM Through an International Lens​ to support educators in utilizing asset-based strategies in their STEM instruction and classroom activities. 

This professional development (PD) will create space for a community of educators focused on applying an international lens to STEM learning and exploring artifacts from around the world to emphasize the scientific value in ordinary objects. As a result of attending the PD, participants will learn how to support students in identifying connections between their learning and everyday activities, as well as develop an appreciation for socio-scientific issues around the world.

Registration Information

Registration is free. The deadline to register is Wednesday, October , 19, 2023 at 12 pm Eastern.

Program Overview

Participants of this workshop will have the opportunity to: 

  • Explore socio-scientific issues and community as a conduit for integrating culturally relevant, responsive, and sustaining pedagogy in STEM classrooms.
  • Learn how to support students in making global connections to local challenges. 
  • Gain a deeper understanding of ways everyday artifacts can support students in taking interest in socio-scientific issues within the local/global community.

 Each day of the workshop will conclude with a networking session where participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the different approaches educators use to engage youth and integrate culturally authentic instructional practices in their school communities.  

Program Contact

For questions about this program, please contact Addy Allred, AllredA@si.edu.