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Career-Ready Connections in Science Instruction: Unlocking the Power of Localization

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

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Presented by Dr. Erin Lark, STEM Educator, Vancouver Public Schools (WA)

Sponsored by Kognity

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Join us for an insightful edWebinar with Dr. Erin Lark, a STEM educator at Vancouver Public Schools (WA). The goal of this presentation is to explore the profound impact of embedding real-world connections in science education to showcase how localized learning enhances student academic outcomes.

Dr. Lark guides you through essential learning objectives, providing practical strategies and insights. Gain a deep understanding of the concept of place-based learning and its role in science education. Discover effective techniques to leverage local environments, everyday life examples, and compelling case studies in instruction.

Viewers gain valuable knowledge on strategizing connections, acquire curricular supports to enhance student engagement and understanding, and discover innovative ways to make science relevant, meaningful, and more enjoyable for students. Walk away with actionable insights to revolutionize your science teaching approach and inspire a new generation of scientific thinkers.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers, school and district leaders, education technology leaders, and curriculum directors.

Erin Lark

About the Presenter

Dr. Erin Lark is an award-winning K-12 STEM teacher and instructional leader in Washington State. Using an interdisciplinary, literacy-driven approach, her students explore concepts like climate change through hands-on projects and service learning. Dr. Lark believes the innovators of tomorrow are in our classrooms today, teaching questioning and perspective taking as keys to innovation. She takes a career-connected approach, building mentorship experiences with local organizations, knowing community-engaged students see themselves as agents of change with incredible potential. She is a graduate program instructor, editor for an academic journal, blogger, and podcaster. Her belief in the power of STEM education to propel all students into family-sustaining, future-oriented careers motivates her dedication to continuous learning as a joyful pursuit.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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