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A Framework for Developing Equity-Focused STEM Content for Young Children
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, Morgan State University, United States ; , , , TPT - Twin Cities PBS, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in United States ISBN 978-1-939797-56-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Twin Cities PBS developed Hero ElementaryTM to build science and literacy skills of students ages 5 to 8, promoting equity for historically underrepresented children in science. The Transformative Transmedia Framework for Early STEM Learners offers a set of guiding principles that integrate various understandings into one comprehensive framework: (1) addressing the intersectionality of racial, class, cultural, gender, and STEM identities for young learners and dispelling negative stereotypes; (2) grounding “real world” STEM experiences in the lived realities of diverse learners; (3) recognizing and integrating social and cultural assets in STEM learning experiences; (4) integrating equity within Science and Engineering practices; (5) understanding STEM as literacy. The framework offers strategies for integration in multimedia contexts. This paper outlines how the project has implemented the principles and utilized them with content developers.

Citation

Ellington, R., Daniels, B., Orozco, F. & Parente, C.L. (2021). A Framework for Developing Equity-Focused STEM Content for Young Children. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning (pp. 798-808). United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 1, 2021 from .