Ask the Audience: Developing K-12 STEM curriculum from climate science research in Hawai’i and the Affiliated Pacific Islands
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Join us to engage in A‘o (to teach and learn in a reciprocal relationship) as we discuss the development of relevant K-12 educational resources on climate change that are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). How do we incorporate data and science into our lessons so students are motivated to continue their investigation? How do we amplify indigenous knowledge to represent the diversity of our communities? How does NGSS help to shape planning and teaching? We welcome everyone – educators, cultural practitioners, and policy makers – to explore what you want to see in future climate change curriculum. This session will provide an opportunity to share your experiences in developing content and teaching climate change. Ultimately, our goal is to engage in discussion and garner feedback and ideas as we move forward developing materials that are desirable for K-12 teachers in the Pacific Islands.
This work is funded through the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center (PI-CASC), a partnership between the US Geological Survey and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and the University of Guam. PICASC supports researchers investigating all aspects of climate change, from drought to sea-level rise, forest conservation, and resource management. Building on that work, we aspire to motivate and engage young students to become the scientists of the future.
STEMS² Pillars: Aʻo, Sense of Place
July 1st, 2021, 10:15am–11:15am HST
Location: Makawalu (Gather.Town)
Emily SesnoU.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center (PICASC)
Cherryle HeuU.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center (PICASC)
Sheree WatsonU.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center (PICASC)