Culturally sustaining pedagogy and practices (CSPP) support the participation of ethnically and racially minoritized youth in out-of-school STEM programs, while also centering their cultural identities. This session will support participants in better understanding CSPP and offer the opportunity to hear about programs and ecosystems engaging in such practices, in both regular programming and their responses to COVID-19. Participants will leave the session ready to evaluate, expand upon, and improve their programming to make it more culturally sustaining.
- Lori Delale-O’Connor, Assistant Professor of Education
- Dr. Disan Davis is the Program Manager of RockEDU
- Ashley Patton is the founding director of the CS Pathways
- Dr. Elizabeth Waters is the Acting Director of STEM Outreach at The Cooper Union
ECOSYSTEM: Pittsburgh Regional STEM Ecosystem
FOCUS AREAS: Connections to Learning, Cross-Sector Partnerships, Systems that Sustain the Work, Equity, Social Emotional Development