The Philadelphia Regional Institute for STEM Educators (PRISE) is hosting a speaker and panel series titled: An Inside-Out Approach to Equity in STEM. We are taking a systems view of examining how individual identity and organizational culture contribute to activities and impacts which are grounded in producing equitable outcomes for STEM learners. We call this an Inside-Out approach because this ultimately is about Cultural Proficiency which, according to Randall Lindsey is “to be applied to both organizational practices and individual behavior” (Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders 4th ed., 2019). Over the three sessions we have assembled an impressive line-up of contributors from the Philadelphia region that represent K-12, higher education, and organizations that support STEM education. During each session, one of the speakers will give an overview of the topic at hand and then will join a panel that will be moderated by Muriel Fox Alim from the National Math and Science Initiative. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A period at the end. Although each session stands alone, it is recommended that you attend all three to experience the full impact of the series.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - My Identity Impacting My Practice
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - My Organization's Culture
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - My Organization's Influence