My written comments for the #STEMFuturesHigherEd Symposium (hosted by NASEM)

I was recently asked to be a part of the "Challenging our strategies and expectations: What students learn, why, and how" panel on Friday, November 13th, 2020 at the Imagining the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education symposium hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and co-hosted/funded by the National Science Foundation. I … Continue reading My written comments for the #STEMFuturesHigherEd Symposium (hosted by NASEM)

DPL 2020 #STEMDigPed Day 6 (Self-Care)

Ghost Post Day 6 (https://stem.dpl.online/day-6-2/) “Life is meant to be a never-ending education, and when this is fully appreciated, we are no longer survivors but adventurers.”  (David McNally, Even Eagles Need a Push) At last we have reached the end of our track. Today is the day we focus on self-care because in order to do this … Continue reading DPL 2020 #STEMDigPed Day 6 (Self-Care)

DPL 2020 #STEMDigPed Day 5 (Critical Pedagogy in Labs)

Ghost Post Day 5 (https://stem.dpl.online/day-5-2/) What outspoken advocate for the well-being of people of color and other minoritized people in STEM hasn’t been told some version of, “It’d be easier to hear your message if it was more pleasant to listen to”? The people making these kinds of comments always think they are saying something … Continue reading DPL 2020 #STEMDigPed Day 5 (Critical Pedagogy in Labs)

DPL 2020#STEMDigPed Day 4 (Open Pedagogy and Open Science)

Ghost Post Day 4 (https://stem.dpl.online/day-4-2/) The classroom, with all of its limitations, remains a location of possibility. In that field of possibility we have the opportunity to labor for freedom, to demand of ourselves and our comrades, an openness of mind and heart that allows us to face reality even as we collectively imagine ways … Continue reading DPL 2020#STEMDigPed Day 4 (Open Pedagogy and Open Science)

DPL 2020 #STEMDigPed Day 3 (Social Justice, Equity, and Decolonialism)

Ghost Post Day 3 (https://stem.dpl.online/day-3-2/) “Education...is the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.” (Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed) Design is key to our collective liberation, but most design processes today reproduce inequalities that are structured … Continue reading DPL 2020 #STEMDigPed Day 3 (Social Justice, Equity, and Decolonialism)

DPL 2020 #STEMDigPed Day 2 (Critical Digital Pedagogy in STEM-H)

Ghost Post Day 2 (https://stem.dpl.online/day-2-2/) Embracing praxis, and understanding that it's carried out most effectively through the choices we make and actions we undertake on an everyday basis, helps us sustain ourselves even at times that seem to militate against hope...The real work in higher education is done student by student, classroom by classroom, course … Continue reading DPL 2020 #STEMDigPed Day 2 (Critical Digital Pedagogy in STEM-H)

DPL 2020 #STEMDigPed Day 0 (Orientation)

Ghost Post Day 0 (https://stem.dpl.online/day-0/) We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. (T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets, Little Gidding (V, 239-242)) Welcome y'all to the STEM-H and Critical Digital Pedagogy track at DPL 2020! Let's start out … Continue reading DPL 2020 #STEMDigPed Day 0 (Orientation)

DPL 2020 #STEMDigPed Day 1 (Introduction to Critical Pedagogy)

Ghost Post Day 1 (https://stem.dpl.online/day-1-2/) “Teaching is a radical act.” (Jesse Stommel, The Human Work of Higher Education) The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy…Urging all of us to open our minds and hearts so that we can know beyond the boundaries of what is acceptable, so that we can think and … Continue reading DPL 2020 #STEMDigPed Day 1 (Introduction to Critical Pedagogy)