This video provides the narrative of Nicole Cabera Salazar, who is viewed as a minority in the STEM field. She brings her personal connection to help others fight against their preconceived biases through socialization and institutional bias about STEAM. She states, “White men who only 30% of the US population make up over 50% of the STEAM workforce, that means a large fraction that is made up of minorities is being left out, meaning people of color, women, people with disabilities, and sex gender minorities. I think that diversifying STEAM is a social justice issue. it’s only fair to bring proper representation for every person in STEAM, because it’s the right thing to do.” Nicole contributes to the diversity in STEAM, yet the larger issue is understanding why so many groups are underrepresented in these STEAM disciplines.
Girls in STEAM Education
Fallacies play into engineering or making sense of the world. How do fallacies impact teaching children? As educators what fallacies do we need to be aware of?
How might we teach "WHy the Earth is Round" to students who perceive the opposite?
Using 7 C's of Effective Teaching
- Challenging/Captivating- Using a object lesson with an orange. This physical model will bring in the idea of perciving how we view it through different angles.
- Consolidating/Clarifying- Students can engage Using science facts, pictures, and videos.https://youtu.be/o_W280R_Jt8
- Caring/Controlling/Conferring- Respecting students beliefs while explaining content. For Example: In a situation where student explains that they think the earth is flat because B.O.B states it is and that he is their favorite rapper. Teacher can challenge the students thinking while respecting their role model.
How might we artistically engage all students?
In my volunteer experience, I heard the 1st grade teacher call the students mathematicians and scientists. I thought this was a brilliant idea because it brought the big idea down to their level while imparting self-efficacy and passion within their ability to learn.