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Friday, March 6 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Keynote: Unlocking our potential: Leveraging crosscutting concepts as a path to science agency and identity

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Too many students engage in years of science education, only to leave 12th grade thinking "I'm not a science person." Many important efforts to help engage diverse learners more deeply in scientific enterprises focus on choosing phenomena that connect to student interest and identity, or giving students a more active role in engaging in science through the practices--is this the whole story? In this session, we will explore how an often under-valued aspect of three-dimensional science teaching and learning--the crosscutting concepts--can be the missing link in supporting all learners develop agency and identity in science.

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Aneesha Badrinarayan

Learning Policy Institute
Having started her career as a neuroscientist, Aneesha Badrinarayan has made it her job to understand learning—from cells and circuits to people and systems. Currently, she serves as senior advisor at the Learning Policy Institute. Previously, she was the director for Special Projects... Read More →

Friday March 6, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am CST
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