Back to School: Engaging Students in Transdisciplinary Learning through Food!

Back to School: Engaging Students in Transdisciplinary Learning through Food!

As schools across the globe see students and teachers returning to the classroom or undertaking distance learning, the Smithsonian Science Education Center is supporting educators to engage students in exciting, transdisciplinary learning that can be done in or out of the classroom.

The Smithsonian Science for Global Goals module, Food! How do we ensure good nutrition for all? Supports young people to investigate issues of food and nutritional security in their own communities, and in communities across the globe. This module brings together science and engineering education with social studies, health and civics to engage students in mapping food access points in their own communities, analyzing food and nutritional guidelines from around the world, exploring recipes and ingredients, and engineering better food storage containers, among other activities.

Over the months of September and October, the Smithsonian Science Education Center will host three webinars to provide educators with support to use the Food! How do we ensure good nutrition for all? module in their own classrooms or distance learning contexts.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Webinar 1: Introducing Food! How can we ensure good nutrition for all?
7:30pm Eastern | 6:30pm Central (60 mins)
Webinar 1 Link

In this webinar, the Smithsonian Science Education Center will acquaint educators with the Food! module, and walk through where to find the resources and how to get started. Staff will highlight the features of the module, including voices from scientists, researchers, and professionals in the field.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Webinar 2: Unpacking Food! How can we ensure good nutrition for all? 
7:30pm Eastern | 6:30pm Central (75 mins)
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Our second webinar dives more deeply into some of the specific activities of the Food! module, highlighting specific activities, and providing some ideas for how this material can be used either in the classroom or as a distance learning tool.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Webinar 3: Ask Us Anything (AUA) about Food! with the Smithsonian Science Education Center
7:30pm Eastern | 6:30pm Central (60 mins)
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Our final webinar on Food! is an Ask Us Anything, featuring curriculum developers, and professional learning experts to discuss your most pressing questions about implementing Food! in your local context. You can submit questions ahead of time to blanchardkp@si.edu with the subject line: “AUA: Questions About Food”.