Perspectives Fall 2019

This is the website for students in STEM-Ed 220. Our syllabus for the course can be found here.  Below are links to information you will need for each week; it will be populated with more information throughout the semester. To view the links (most of which are stored on Google Drive) and to submit the homework you will need to be logged in to your Boise State account. Typically we will have a longer reading on the weekends, along with a written assignment, and a shorter homework assigned on Monday nights. Most of our readings we will do collaboratively in Perusall (if not, I will link the reading below). You should create an account on Perusall and add: ATKINS-ELLIOTT-24LEC as your access code for this course.

Module 1: The Demarcation Problem
What is our question? Why does it matter? How will we make progress?

Day Reading to do tonight Homework due before next class Other information
August 26 On BS (in Perusall) Homework 1
August 28 The Impact of Beliefs Homework 2 I’m out of town today – no class meeting. 

Module 2: The Demarcation Problem in Science
What is science? – How educators answer

Day Reading to do tonight Homework due before next class Other information
September 4 Umbrellaology September 4 lecture slides
September 9 Seeing the Science September 9 lecture slides
September 11 Problematizing September 11
September 16 – catch up day – none email me if you have completed assignments late

Module 3: The Demarcation Problem in Math
What is math? – How educators answer

Day Reading to do tonight Homework due before next class Other information
September 18 Mathematical Horizon September 18
September 23 Literacy in Three Metaphors
September 25 Politics of Math September 25 “last word” discussion
September 30 q&a day
October 2 2 options: Why We Stink at Math OR Good teaching, bad results October 2 also worth reading

Module 4: Is STEM Racist? Sexist?
How do we answer “what is science” or “what is math” in equitable ways? Can we?

Day Reading to do tonight Homework due before next class Other information
October 7 in class: discuss findings (hw)
why it matters  similar article  another
Unrelated article – came out this week
October 9 choose one October 9
(reading done this weekend)
in class activity
October 14 research briefs
October 16 October 16
research brief done this weekend – be ready to present!
research briefs
periscope lesson
Leona (fyi)
October 21 math presents today
October 23 science presents today

Module 5: Putting it together: Critiquing curriculum
How do we answer “what is science” or “what is math” in equitable ways? Can we?

Day Reading to do tonight Homework due before next class Other information
October 28 no Leslie today!
October 30 finish presentations
Nobember 4 biology week
November 6 Darwin’s Finches November 6 (Task1)
November 11 math week
November 13 Nov 13 (Task 2)

Creating a lesson

Day Reading to do tonight Homework due before next class Other information
November 18
November 20 Final project ideas from lecture
THANKSGIVING! THANKSGIVING! THANKSGIVING! THANKSGIVING!
December 2 presentations names…
December 4 presentations names…
December 9 presentations names…
December 11 presentations names…

FINAL PROJECT INFORMATION.

If you’d like to schedule a time to meet with me, please use this link.

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