STEM-H and Critical Digital Pedagogy

How digital pedagogy and critical pedagogy are implemented in the STEM-H class differs from other disciplines. STEM-H courses are often a bit more rigid in course content; we have very detailed and national required/expected content restrictions as well as constraints regarding assessments, state testing, and national standards that need to be met. How we balance critical pedagogy, digital pedagogy, and their implementation with our required content demands creativity, critical reflection, and some help at times from STEM-H instructors who have more experience with this balance.

This course will help participants bridge the theoretical foundation of Digital Pedagogy, Critical Pedagogy, and the practical implementations in both F2F and digital STEM-H courses. We will organize the course by attacking a different theme each day: Active Learning and Evidence-Based practices, Digital Pedagogies and EdTech, Social Justice in the classroom (including ungrading, open pedagogies, and open science), and Application and Assessment.

Our goal is to help participants see what they are already doing in the classroom that will allow them to integrate the ideas and the curricular changes embraced by the critical digital pedagogy. The workshop will also have virtual participation via Zoom conferencing so that folks not at the DPL can participate.


Clarissa Sorensen-Unruh
Clarissa (Rissa) Sorensen-Unruh is a full-time Chemistry Instructor at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) in Albuquerque, NM.
Anna Gilletly
Anna Gilletly is the Chair of the Department of Biology at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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