Workshop Resources

Culturally Responsive STEM Instruction

Session 2: May 26th

Part 1: STEM Teaching Tool #47

Part 2: Science Video Case: Distillation

Part 3: Chapter on Sense-Making

Session 1: May 20th

NGSS & Equity Moves Bookmark

Part 1: STEM Teaching Tool #15

Debrief Padlet

Part 2: Buffalo Population Data Google Doc

Part 2.1: Phenomenon Card Sort Slides

Part 3: MS Science Video & Jamboard for Debrief

Other Resources Mentioned:

Using CER & Models in STEM

Session 2: May 17th

Click HERE to access the Slides.

Part 1: Debrief Models and Modeling article

Part 2: Analyze Modeling Instruction Video Case

Part 3: Read Criteria for Rich Arg Tasks & watch Argumentation Task Video

Part 4: Explore Argumentation Toolkit

Session 1: May 11th

Click HERE to access the Slides.

Quick Read: STEM Teaching Tool #17

Part 1: Evidence Card Sort

  • Click HERE to access Card Sort slides

Part 2: Video of supporting argumentation

Video discussion Jamboard

Part 3: Read Models and Modeling

Puyallup School District- Culturally Responsive STEM

Session 2: May 6th

Click HERE to access the Slides

Part 1: Learning in Places


Part 2: Video Case on Identity and Agency


  • Watch the video below
  • How is James’ developing STEM identity being nurtured & supported?
  • What culturally relevant strategies do you notice in the planning and delivery of the science learning?

Part 3: STEM Teaching Tool #31


  • Read the tool independently
  • Explore some of the embedded links
  • In Breakout Groups- examine the Self Doc Student Work

Bonus Content:

STEM Teaching Tools “Bound” edition

STEM Article

Session 1: May 3rd

Click HERE to access the Slides

Click HERE to read the paragraph on Equity

Part 1: Watch and reflect on a video of elementary science instruction


  • Watch the video of an elementary classroom below
  • What teaching moves are being made that seem to be culturally responsive?
  • Jot down notes on a piece of paper as you watch
  • In BREAKOUT Groups- visit the Jamboard and share your findings

Part 2: Read a STEM Teaching Tool independently


  • Read STEM Teaching Tool #15 on How Can We Promote Equity in Science Education?
  • Visit the Padlet and add:
    • ONE quote/statement that you appreciate
    • ONE resource that you want to spend some time digging into
    • Any Questions that have emerged for you from the reading

Part 3: Examine a culturally responsive instructional material- Learning in Places


  • Examine the Why Do Seasons Matter? storyline (unit)
  • Think: How is this unit designed? How does this compare with other science units you’ve seen or used?
  • Optional Homework: conduct the Neighborhood Walk prior to our Thursday session. Preview the Activity Sheet of the Neighborhood Walk

Puyallup School District- Using Picture Books in STEM on April 22nd

Part 1: We Are Water Protectors (Breakout Groups)


  • Listen and watch as the book is read
  • In breakout groups you will examine some NGSS performance expectations and consider how this book may (or may not) align with the NGSS standards selected
  • You will capture your group’s thinking on a Jamboard
  • You can revisit the book HERE
  • Each Jamboard is numbered so please use the same number as your group. For example, Group 4 would use Jamboard #4

After Reading- JamBoard Link

Part 2: Your Place in the Universe (Independent Work)


  • You will read the book independently in a document below OR watch the read aloud
  • You will then independently examine some text about the Crosscutting Concept of Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
  • Then reflect and answer some questions on a Google Document linked below

A. Reading on Slides OR watch video below

B. After reading Pic Book- Google Doc w/ Crosscutting Concept reading & Reflection Questions

Part 3: Dinosaur Lady (Breakout Groups)


  • You will read the book in your Breakout Group (select a reader OR take turns Or watch the Read Aloud)
  • Then you will collaborate to take a formative assessment on fossils using Google Forms
  • You will discuss the assessment questions as you work
  • Each individual submits their own answers

A. Reading on Slides OR watch Read Aloud Below

B. Formative Assessment via Google Forms (Talk about the items in your group- but submit your own responses)

Part 4: More STEM Picture Books

Exit Ticket: Please complete at the end of the workshop