STEM Professional Learning Workshop: Ensuring Equity in Problem Based Learning

The LOFT 435

7250 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA 92111

Delivery:  One full day workshop will be conducted for 30 participants.
Date: February 28, 2019, 9am - 3pm
Location: San Diego Mesa College, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, CA 92111
Where: LRC-435

The Learning Opportunities for Transformation and Title V/Proyecto Exito will host the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) on February 28, 2020 (STEM Focus).


As problem and project-based learning (PBL) gains popularity in STEM classrooms, and as the disparity of women and students of color in many STEM disciplines remains the same, specific strategies can be applied to PBL to improve equity and access. NAPE’s Ensuring Equity in Project-Based Learning Toolkit (available for registered participants) can assist educators in transforming their practices to ensure every student can be successful.

The toolkit reviews key components of PBL, describes how an equitable PBL approach can positively affect marginalized groups, and provides strategies that educators can use to improve their PBL practices to make learning more equitable. This reflection tool"from the soon to be released Toolkit"supports evaluation and reflection on current practices.

Facilitator: Dr. Megan Pollock 
Dr. Pollock is a former National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, with a Ph.D. in engineering education from Purdue University. She worked as an engineer for Texas Instruments, including three co-op rotations, before returning to school to earn her doctorate. She has earned a BS in computer science, with a minor in mathematics, from Texas Woman’s University (graduated cum laude and from the Honors Scholar Program) and an MS in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University as a part of the Program for Semiconductor Product Engineering.

Materials & resources: NAPE will provide all curricular materials used in the workshop.

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Friday, 28 February, 2020