Local to Global
Our Partners & Collaborators
Indigenized STEAM Curriculum
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Pre-conference workshops, conference sessions, and speaking presentations are given at state, regional, and national professional organization conferences.