STEMS² Symposium 2023

Session Title

Poster Presentations

Poster Title

Finding Who I am as an Educator using the STEMS² Pillars


My plan B is about my journey as an educator through the STEMS² program. I knew I did not want to teach science how I was taught science, it was boring and not relevant to me or the world around me. As a teacher I wanted to change that and bring the wonder and excitement back into the classroom.

When I started the STEMS² program I thought I knew what I was getting myself into; place-based and ‘aina based education. But it has not been an easy journey and I am still at the beginning stages. There have been many struggles, but also successes. But now I understand for me to be successful using the STEMS² pillars, I need to find myself first. Now that I have started finding out who I am, I am starting to find my purpose as a teacher again.

STEMS² Pillars: Aʻo, Makawalu, Sense of Place


June 28th, 2023, 9:50am–10:50am HST

Location: Posters & Partners (Gather.Town)