Fujii, R., McElhaney, K., & Alozie, N. (2020). Promoting equity and inclusion in STEM curriculum design. International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Nashville, TN, United States. International Society of the Learning Sciences.
We describe a principled approach to designing STEM curricular activities that puts equity and inclusion (EI) at the forefront of the design process from its instantiation to its development. We illustrate this process using insights from designing a curriculum unit aligned with the US Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and an EI framework focused on supporting student engagement and use of language. The process identifies helpful ways to articulate design guidance for instructional designers.