Indigenous STEM Pathways start in YOUR classroom!
Indigenous students in Saskatchewan are underrepresented in careers and continuing education related to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM), impacting the responsiveness and social relevance of the STEM disciplines to a large and growing proportion of our provincial demographic. This workshop will identify systemic factors that complicate STEM Pathways for many Indigenous students, and highlight school and classroom strategies that foster creative and confident STEM engagement. Hands-on learning activities and a ‘multi-vocal ideas exchange’ will complete the session. Handouts will be provided.
Sandy Bonny (PhD 2007; Earth & Atmospheric Science) is a writer, post-secondary instructor, and coordinator of USask’s Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways (ISAP) programming in the College of Arts & Science. She has over 15 years of experience working with community-based STEM outreach initiatives and lerning resource development, and is excited by curricular changes that celebrate learner diversity and champion interdisciplinary literacies.