Supporting the Implementation of NGSS: NARST Researchers'
Perspectives on Equity
This web seminar took place on February 10, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern
time. The presenters were Alejandro José Gallard Martínez,
Professor and Goizueta Distinguished Chair Georgia Southern University and Center
Director of Georgia Center for Educational Renewal, Felicia
Moore Mensah,Associate Professor Science Education Program Coordinator Teachers
College, Columbia University and Wesley Pitts, Associated
Professor Science Education Program Coordinator Lehman College,Bronx, NY.
The web seminar began with an overview of the Next Generation Science Standards
(NGSS) in relation to equity. The session's learning objectives were to
gain a broader understanding of diversity and equity in science education, to explore
the implications for a systems approach to address diversity and equity in the implementation
of NGSS, to establish a definition of equity for self, and to share examples
of diversity and equity within our practices. The web seminar closed with the sharing
of resources for teaching in relation to equity in science in education.
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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificate area in the NSTA Learning Center
for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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Underwritten by NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and
Learning Through Research.