- Year 2022
- NSF Noyce Award # 1557387
- First Name Lillian
- Last Name Sims
- Institution University of Cincinnati
- Role/Position Master Teaching Fellow
- Workshop Category Track 3: Master Teaching Fellowships
- Workshop Disciplines Audience Biological Sciences
- Target Audience Noyce Master Teachers, Noyce Teaching Fellows, Undergraduate and/or Graduate Noyce Scholars
- Topics Developing Partnerships that Support Teachers and Students at High-Need School Districts
- Session Length 75 minutes minutes
- Additional Presenter(s)
Randall Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The goal of this session is to equip participants with a collaboratively developed example of a place-based science for social justice instructional unit they can implement in their classrooms.
Place-based Science Framework (Buxton & Provenzo, 2012)References Bowers, C. A. (2005). EcoJustice dictionary. https://cabowers.net/cadictmain.php Buxton, C., & Provenzo, E. (2012). Chapter 1: Introduction to place-based science teaching and learning. Place-based science teaching and learning: 40 activities for K-8 classrooms. Sage
As facilitators, we will introduce participants to the background literature and resources on place-based science teaching for social justice we used to develop our framework. The place-based science framework is grounded on the work of Buxton & Provenzo (2012). They connect place-based science to social justice through Bowers’ (2005) idea of ecojustice. “Ecojustice is the idea that social justice is inseparable from questions regarding ecological well-being (Buston & Provenzo, 2012, p. 8).” In the workshop we will share a unit we developed using our place-based science for social justice framework as a model. The framework uses a menu approach for designing the instructional unit, such as selecting the anchoring place-based experience and social justice thread, suggestions for integrating disciplinary content and practices, and designing appropriate assessment and action outcomes. After this, participants will work in collaborative groups to build an outline for a place-based, social justice instructional unit of their own. References Bowers, C. A. (2005). EcoJustice dictionary. https://cabowers.net/cadictmain.php Buxton, C., & Provenzo, E. (2012). Chapter 1: Introduction to place-based science teaching and learning. Place-based science teaching and learning: 40 activities for K-8 classrooms.