This edWeb podcast is hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.
The webinar recording can be accessed here.
Listen to Dr. Darin Brawley, Superintendent, Compton Unified School District (CUSD), as he shares how his school district has eliminated the opportunity gap for students in the area of technology by focusing on STEAM initiatives with partners such as Digital Promise, Apple, Verizon, Boeing, Microsoft, and Google. Dr. Brawley is committed to continuous improvement in relation to the core mission of education. CUSD is building a pipeline of PreK-12 students who are prepared for STEAM majors and career opportunities. Learn how CUSD was able to pivot and create a virtual STEM program during the COVID-19 pandemic, engage in an equity-driven process to build a STEAM culture, develop STEAM learning pathways for engagement, and raise parents’ awareness through community events.
Listeners are exposed to CUSD’s core beliefs and countering implicit bias that shapes the need for equitable STEAM pathways. Listeners walk away with a deeper understanding of the impact of lower proportions of African American, Latino, and female students that are proficient in math and science, compared to their peers, and how that affects their opportunities to pursue higher education in these fields.
CUSD’s Senior Director of Technology and Innovation, Michele Dawson, discusses student engagement with an interactive AR/VR experience of STEAM pathways and parent engagement in community STEAM events. Listeners experience how early and consistent exposure of STEM education creates college and career opportunities for students of color. Listeners leave with models and ideas that can be implemented immediately in schools.
This edWeb podcast is of particular value to school superintendents, K-12 school and district leaders, and aspiring leaders.