Cultural Values in the Science Classroom

04/16/2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development

Content areas: Culturally Responsive Teaching, Professional Development, Science, STEM

District/Organization: Oregon Science Teachers Association

During this interactive webcast, C Greene will share about what it looks like to teach in ways that are culturally responsive and sustaining for Indigenous youth, including selecting culturally relevant phenomena and problems to anchor units, as well as formative assessment tools that reflect cultural values. As a community of teachers and learners, we will share our own personal cultural values and discuss ways to incorporate them into science learning so that all students can see themselves represented in the science classroom.

C. Greene is a citizen of the Nez Perce Tribe. Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) culture and traditions emphasize a deep relationship with the environment, and drive her academic, professional, and personal endeavors. She has her BS in Chemistry from Northern Arizona University (2012), and will graduate in June with her MS degree in Science Teaching from Portland State University. C. serves on the Nez Perce Tribe General Council Resolutions Committee, Wisdom of the Elders Board of Directors, and recently accepted a position as Native Environmental Science faculty at Northwest Indian College. C. specializes in the integration, design, and instruction of Native American cultural values in program curriculum for formal and informal education platforms.

This meeting will be hosted on Zoom. You will receive an email with the meeting link after you register. If this is your first time using Zoom, you will need to allow yourself a few minutes to download the app here: