- Year 2022
- NSF Noyce Award # 1758317
- First Name Anjinette
- Last Name Piccirella
- Institution Mercy College
- Role/Position Co-PI
- Workshop Category Track 3: Master Teaching Fellowships
- Workshop Disciplines Audience Biological Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics
- Target Audience Noyce Master Teachers, Noyce Teaching Fellows
- Topics Developing Teachers’ Ability to Cultivate Diverse/Equitable/Inclusive Classrooms to Achieve Excellent STEMM Teaching and Learning, Preparing STEM Teachers as School & Community Change Agents, The Intersection of Technology Equity and Access
- Session Length 75 minutes minutes
- Additional Presenter(s)
Amanda Gunning (firstname.lastname@example.org)
`- Provided with an interdisciplinary unit of study using the Pandemic as the topic.- Be able to create their own mask redesign as part of the engineering design project.
This unit was presented and completed by students last year. Student evidence has been provided within the presentation.
This interdisciplinary unit was created by four core area teachers to teach different aspects of a pandemic from a historical, mathematical, and scientific perspective. For English, the students researched and presented a medical innovation. For U.S. History, the students compared the impact of the Pandemic of 1918 to the COVID pandemic. For math, the students showed how exponential growth can be modeled through virus spreading though a population. For science, the students demonstrated how viruses get passed on and how the implementation of a vaccine can change the exponential growth pattern. As a culmination of the unit, the students improved aspects of a mask they did not like and presented their redesigns. This unit allowed students to participate whether they are full virtual or live-in class.