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Culturally Relevant Making... During a Pandemic

Due to COVID-19, our partner schools and after school programs have been shut down. To address this challenge we have created a suite culturally relevant and personalized do-it-yourself projects to tap into students’ personal interests and cultures as part of our efforts to personalize learning. Our culturally relevant approach to making and STEAM supports student identity formation and affirmation, as well as student-teacher relationships, and a focus on and commitment to academic equity.

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  1. To explore culturally relevant STEAM and making.
  2. To select and do a culturally relevant maker project.
  3. To support teachers and engage students in remote learning environments.



Nettrice Gaskins, Assistant Director, Steam Learning Lab, Lesley University

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