- Year 2023
- NSF Noyce Award # 1950106
- First Name Andrea
- Last Name Munro
- Institution Pacific Lutheran University
- Role/Position co-PI
- Workshop Category Track 1: Scholarships and Stipends
- Workshop Disciplines Audience Chemistry
- Target Audience Co-PIs, Other Faculty/Staff, Project PIs
- Topics Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
- Session Length 75 minutes minutes
- Additional Presenter(s)
Becca Anderson, Nic Celebrado
Participants will learn about the structure of the equity seminars and will receive resources and materials we have used as part of the seminars. Participants will discuss how equity seminars could be incorporated into their programs and learn the strategies we have used to have high attendance and engagement at our equity seminars.
Will will share evidence collected from exit tickets from Noyce Scholars and end-of-year interviews of Noyce Scholars conducted by our external evaluator. This will include data from the past two years.
Our program is at a liberal arts university with 3,000 students, and we have 6 Noyce Scholars each year. We have two sets of Noyce Scholars in our program: (i) undergraduate students who are majoring in math or science and who will continue in the Masters in Education program and (ii) graduate students in the Masters in Education program who are earning their certification. Some Noyce Scholars participate for two years and some only participate while in the Master’s program for one year.
Equity Seminars (ES) are an integral part of our Track 1 grant. These monthly evening sessions are designed to help Noyce Scholars (i) contextualize culturally-sustaining pedagogy into their specific teaching experiences and (ii) develop as a cohort. During ES, Noyce Scholars check-in with each other; learn from guest speakers, including local teachers and administrators; discuss ways to adapt curriculum to make it more culturally sustaining; and share artifacts from their teaching.
In this workshop, we will discuss the ES structure and share materials. We will share our approaches to ensure high attendance and engagement, as well as tensions we navigate. The interactive session will include group discussion and problem solving related to strengths, mitigating tensions, and how ES could be contextualized to attendees’ programs. We will provide evidence of the effectiveness and growth areas of the ES collected from exit tickets and end of year interviews conducted by our outside evaluator. A Noyce co-PI and two Noyce Scholars who participated in ES will co-facilitate this session.