STEMS² Symposium 2022

Session Title

Poster Presentations (Day 3)

Poster Title

Swimmable and Fishable in Seven Years – Analyzing the Effectiveness of an Ala Wai Watershed STEMS2 Unit

Description

​​I teach at a middle school composed primarily of military families, so many of them are unaware of what the Ala Wai Canal is. Based on my experiences from the STEMS2 program, I wanted to create a place-based unit that involved creating and throwing Genki Balls (mud balls that have microorganisms in them to help digest canal sludge) as a means of building connection and teaching about the Ala Wai Watershed. Through student reflections, I also wanted to assess the effectiveness of some of the STEMS2 pillars, specifically a`o (reciprocal teaching), mo`olelo (personal stories), and advocacy. Without being told the importance of the pillars, students used a Likert scale to rate the effectiveness of the pillars, and also reflected on why they thought a pillar (of their choosing) was effective.

 

STEMS² Pillars: Aʻo, Moʻolelo, Sense of Place, Advocacy

Date

June 30th, 2022, 9:30am–10:30am HST

Location: Posters & Partners (Gather.Town)

The Attend Online: Session Link will take you to Gather.Town. Walk your avatar to the Posters & Partners Room. The password will be sent to all registered participants, register here. For additional technical guidance, see the Participation Guide.

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