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Promising Practices

Promising Practices Call for Proposals

Culturally Responsive Curricula in STEM
Saturday, November 1, 2014
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

We are pleased to announce Rhode Island College’s 17th Annual Promising Practices Conference: Culturally Responsive Curricula in STEM. The conference will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Rhode Island College.

The Promising Practices Conference at Rhode Island College will bring together a diverse audience to develop, share and promote cutting edge strategies for advancing equitable opportunities for youth in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.  The theme of this year’s conference is “STEM Education in Urban Environments.” Teacher candidates, social service providers, and school practitioners seek to broaden the appeal and engagement of youth in the STEM areas to a more diverse group of learners in and outside of class time.

Call for Proposals  We invite Microsoft Wordproposals that address issues in urban education and innovative pedagogy in STEM through a variety of topics including social justice, youth development, health equity, economics, and career development.  One or more of the following elements should be included in the proposal submission:         

  • Awareness:  correlating and addressing social issues and systems with outcomes in STEM education.
  • Confidence:  exploring issues of student/teacher identity, agency, and purpose.
  • Connections: exploring relationships between STEM and everyday life.
  • Creativity:  examining new approaches to engaging students, teachers and community in learning.

Your contributions will create and enrich this important event! Please complete the following RFP and email it to promisingpractices@ric.edu by August 15, 2014.

For more information, please contact either Stefan Battle (sbattle@ric.edu) or Antoinette Gomes (agomes@ric.edu).

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