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Building Pathways to Equity Through STEM Programs

Date of broadcast: 
Wed, 10/04/2017
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While STEM education has become a priority for K12 educators and policymakers, ensuring equity of access to high-quality STEM programs for all students remains challenging. Districts are stepping up to this challenge in innovative ways, using creative strategies to provide these learning opportunities equitably to all student populations.

Attend this web seminar to learn some of the keys to building successful and equitable STEM programs that leverage robotics and coding. Two leaders from Boston Public Schools will discuss the district’s “Excellence for All” (EFA) initiative, which aims to empower Boston’s socioeconomically diverse student population by providing access to rigorous curriculum and enrichment opportunities, including cutting-edge STEM learning.

We’ll also be joined by two educators from Frisco ISD in Texas, who will discuss how the district built a successful robotics and STEM program that is significantly impacting student learning and achievement. Our presenters will also discuss some strategies for building pathways to equity through STEM and robotics programs in any school or district.

Topics will include:

  • The importance of educational equity in STEM learning
  • How robotics can enhance STEM programs
  • Keys to implementing STEM learning equitably for all students

Scheduled speakers:

Mary Driscoll
Instructional Superintendent
Boston Public Schools

Regine Philippeaux-Pierre
Project Manager, Excellence for All
Boston Public Schools

Nichole Aryanpur
Robotics Teacher, Pioneer Heritage Middle School
Frisco ISD (Texas)

Mimi McGhee
District Technology Applications Manager
Frisco ISD

Who will benefit: Administrators interested in equity, STEM programs or robotics. Anyone may attend.

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