Virtual Events and Webinars

Virtual Events and Webinars

Scheduled Events

Disrupting Dominant Narratives About API Educators and Students in Science Education

May 22, 2024, Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 pm Eastern.   Registration

Sponsored by: Asian and Pacific Islander Research Interest Group

The goals of this virtual event, hosted by the API RIG, are to (1) provide a space for API scholar-educators and allies to share their experiences and perspectives in ways that disrupt deficit-based, dominant narratives of the API community with a focus on science education, and (2) to encourage collaborations and networking among API scholars and allies in the work of advancing equity, diversity, justice, and inclusion for the API science education community through scholar-activism and research. A panel of educators and researchers will share their experiences, perspectives, and scholar-activist work in the first 40 minutes, followed by a 20 minute Q & A session. 30 minutes will be allocated for breakout sessions for API scholars to network and connect over common interests.

Organizer: Hosun Kang,

What affects STEM teacher identity: The influence of high school and college experiences

May 28, 2024, Tuesday, 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern. Registration

Do pre-service educators see themselves as science teachers? What in-school and out-of-school factors impact STEM teacher identity? The number or type of STEM courses taken in high school or college? Education courses or teaching opportunities experienced during college? Hobbies or activities experienced outside of the classroom? To answer this question, we conducted a nationwide survey of over 1,700 pre-service educators at 62 undergraduate teacher preparation programs. In this webinar, we will share our findings.


Cynthia Crockett,

Rongxiu Wu,

Empowering Future Generations: Integrating Computational Learning Across the Disciplines in K-12 Education

June 5, 2024, Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am Pacific / 12:30-2:00pm Eastern. Registration

This event aims to spotlight the transformative role of computational learning within the K-12 math and science curriculum, emphasizing the necessity of equipping our educators and students with the tools to navigate and influence an increasingly computational world. With a dedication to fostering equity in STEM, we will delve into discussing the need for the creation of innovative, empirically grounded learning resources designed to seamlessly integrate computational thinking and cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence into science and math teaching. This session will not only showcase models for disciplinary integration of computational learning but also offer participants to engage in an interactive discussion on what is needed to develop empirically grounded, scalable resources aimed at integrating computational thinking across the K-12 disciplines. Participants will offer insights into how we, as a community, can enhance computational learning capacities in K-12 systems.


Vanessa Lujan, Lawrence Hall of Science, 

Ari Krakowski, Lawrence Hall of Science,