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.