As one of the writers of the NGSS Appendix D and Case Studies, Bernadine Okoro will illustrate how teachers can provide a practical and tangible route toward effective science instruction with diverse student groups. Discussion centers on understanding the utility of the case study, as well as Social Emotional Learning, thinking routines, and brain-based learning in teaching diverse student groups about science.
About the Presenter:
Bernadine Okoro is a 2010–2011 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow.
She is currently serving her fellowship with the National Science Foundation in
the Directorate of Engineering, in the Division of Industrial Innovation and
Partnerships. Prior to her fellowship, she taught chemistry and earth science
for five years in the District of Columbia Public Schools at Woodrow Wilson
Senior High School. She is a trained chemical engineer and has worked in
industry as an engineer for nine years for various companies including
Bethlehem Steel, Arco Chemical, Perfecseal, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office,
and BioCore Medical Technologies. She earned her B.S. in chemical engineering
at Drexel University, and she earned her Master of arts in producing film &
video and Masters in Teaching at American University.