Promoting Equity in Undergraduate STEM Classrooms through Pedagogical Approaches

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Roni Ellington, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
Morgan State University
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Chandralekha Singh, Ph.D.
Professor and Founding Director of the Discipline-Based Science Education Research Center
University of Pittsburgh

How can we promote equity in our undergraduate STEM courses? In this workshop hosted by the AAAS-IUSE Initiative, speakers discuss different pedagogical approaches to advance equity for underrepresented students in STEM. First, Dr. Roni Ellington asks participants to examine their current curricula, instructional and assessment practices through a culturally responsive lens that will promote equitable student outcomes. Next, Dr. Chandralekha Singh explains the need to look beyond innovative pedagogy to ecological and psychological pedagogical practices to ensure students feel included in their STEM courses. This workshop provides participants with pedagogical practices to integrate into their undergraduate STEM courses to advance equity for underrepresented groups in the classroom.