PROJECTS
WITH OTHERS

Local to Global 

Our Partners & Collaborators

Indigenized STEAM Curriculum

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Collaboration with indigenous educators to develop culturally-honoring STEAM curriculum for this middle school that is rooted in indigenous knowledge while integrating parallel convention science through NGSS-based Colorado Science Standards.

Biomimicry Institute
Design Challenge

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Co-developed an NGSS-aligned project-based instructional approach and storyline that challenges youth to design a biomimicry-based solution to a local problem identified in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Mountain Gorilla
Conservation & Community Health Education Program

Work with Uganda's Conservation Through Public Health and other wildlife organizations to create problem-based projects so students can help reduce community problems and to develop and distribute issue-based curricula.

Guam-relevant STEM K-12 Plan & Professional Learning 

This multi-year relationship with Guam Department of Education focuses on integrating island-relevant  STEM experiences addressing environmental and cultural issues through all grades. Aligned to Next Gen. Science Stds.

Decolonizing STEM lessons by integrating Indigenous Ways of Knowing
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With Indigenous colleagues,  virtual and in-person conference sessions, keynotes, and PDs explore how and why to decolonize lessons and teaching practices by integrating Indigenous ways and knowledge. 

Michigan-relevant Inquiry-across-content Professional Learning 

A suburban Detroit secondary school participated in an all-staff professional learning experience to expand understanding, practice and integration of inquiry-based lessons and projects across all content areas.

Captain Planet’s Project Hero

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A web-based curriculum framework was developed for Captain Planet Foundation’s Project Hero, a online learning platform that engages & empowers young people to design and implement solutions to local environmental issues.

Nebraska-STEM PBL Unit

A GreenSTEM project-based learning unit  was developed as an exemplar for Nebraska Department of Education. The unit explores a problem unique to Nebraska in which students across the state could design and implement real solutions.

India-relevant

Module Development

An India-relevant STEM module, designing an accurate package delivery system using parachutes dropped from drones, was developed for a STEM academy that was providing STEM curriculum to India schools.

Informal Education Program Development and Docent Training

Inquiry-based educational programming was developed for on-site and outreach activities at a new wildlife museum; research and content writing contributed to an interactive ecosystem exhibit; zoo, museum, and state parks docents have been trained in relevant-STEM instruction .

Science/STEM National Conference
Professional Learning Experiences
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Pre-conference workshops,  conference sessions, and speaking presentations are given at state, regional, and national professional organization conferences.