Citizen Science in Teacher Education: Increasing Rigor, Relevance, and Representation in Science Education
Monday, April 25
from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST
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Brittney Beck, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at the California State University, Bakersfield, led a presentation on Citizen Science in Teacher Education: Increasing Rigor, Relevance, and Representation in Science Education. Her work focuses on citizen science in the context of K-12 and teacher education, with particular emphasis on how citizen science can democratize science by including more diverse youth and educator voices in question posing, data collection, data analysis, and data-informed advocacy.
A few key questions that were discussed :
- Should we create common lesson plan templates for citizen science instruction in K-12 contexts?
- How do we operationalize core citizen science competencies and mindsets in ways that help us speak a common curricular and pedagogical language?
- Within our citizen science lesson planning, how can we be explicitly attentive to the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of citizen science in ways that make the different disciplines visible to both teachers and students?
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