EDSIN (Environmental Data Science Inclusion Network), B(ui)LDS (Biological Universal and Inclusive Learning in Data Science, BLUE (Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education), iDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollections), and QUBES (Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis) are organizing a new webinar series entitled “Inclusive Teaching Practices in STEM Education.” The purpose of this series is to initiate discussion on topics related to inclusive teaching practices while building community among a diversity of STEM disciplines interested in creating a more inclusive learning environments for undergraduate students. Our partners represent very different communities in the world of STEM, but we are all really interested in fostering more diverse and inclusive communities, so one goal of this project is to raise awareness of the existing knowledge base and resources that exist.
Episode Three: The Role of Educators in Dismantling Systemic Racism
Presenter: Kelisa Wing, Professional Development Specialist at Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
Webinar planned for Wednesday, June 17 at 3:00 pm Eastern
Topic: This episode will build from Kelisa Wing's recent blog post calling for educators to hold themselves accountable for dismantling racial oppression. There is unmet potential for educators to teach tolerance, ensure representation, and disrupt the system of oppression for our students and colleagues. Kelisa will provide specific, actionable ways educators can make a difference in the lives of the students they serve.
Speaker Bio: Kelisa Wing is the author of "Weeds & Seeds: How To Stay Positive in the Midst of Life’s Storms" and "Promises and Possibilities: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline" (both available on Amazon). She also is a 2017 State Teacher of the year, speaker, teacher and activist for discipline reform. Kelisa has collaborated with 100Kin10 to develop frameworks for retaining teacher leaders in STEM education for the past two years.
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