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Using Sustainability to Foster Equity in Chemistry
WEBINAR (1 hour) recorded May 13, 2021
In this time of momentous change and planetwide introspection, teachers look to their curricula to determine how it meets the needs of today’s self-aware students.
Curious how sustainability and equity can fit into your standards? Wondering how to talk about big issues within a limited timeframe? There is an opportunity to bridge science and sustainability in new ways to invite your students into conversations around equity, environmental justice, and green chemistry.
Scott Carlson, a New York City teacher and Green Chemistry leader, has been doing this in his classroom for years. He brings his students into the conversation using relatable materials in labs, discussing the inequities in science and inviting collaboration with hands-on green chemistry labs. While transitioning back and forth from virtual to in-person teaching, Scott utilizes COVID examples and critical thinking challenges to promote student collaboration and exploration. Scott will share ready-to-use direct-to-student examples and lesson plans. Listen to him share his solutions to using science to talk about social science, and how chemistry plays a role in communicating complex concepts.