Explorations of Culturally Responsive STEM Pedagogies

Presented by:
Kristin Rainville
Mark Beekey
Andrew Lazowski
Bonnie Maur

The Scholars Integrating Science Tech Engineering Math in Elementary Classrooms (SISTEMEC) Noyce project works to prepare future STEM elementary teachers with a strength-based perspective of their future pupils from high-needs districts and their communities. In order to do this, we explore culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies that consider underrepresented students’ cultural, linguistic, and ethnic practices as assets over barriers to the learning process. These explorations were coupled with mentorships with Master STEM Teachers in communities considered high needs. Scholars report feeling more confident and better prepared to meet future challenges.

NSF Awards: 1852724

Presented in: 2021 (see original presentation & discussion)

Related Leadership Program
Noyce Scholars
Grade Level
Higher Ed
Workforce Development
Published Date
May 2021
Published In
2021 STEM for All Video Showcase
Subject Area