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Tuesday, July 20 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Breakout Option A: STEP UP: Working towards cultural change in Physics

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The STEP UP program includes two lessons that have been proven to improve students’ physics identity: a Careers in Physics lesson that introduces students to the variety of careers paths and fields related to physics and the Women in Physics lesson on the underrepresentation of women in physics and the role of implicit bias and cultural stereotypes.
As many of us transition back to full in-person classes in the next school year the Everyday Actions Guide will also be introduced which includes teacher actions to make physics classrooms more inclusive for all students. The grassroots STEP UP community that spans the country has developed extensions and adaptations of these lessons for their own classrooms. The STEP UP curriculum will be introduced as well as select community created material related to engineering with time suggestions for different course levels.

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Bree Barnett Dreyfuss

STEP UP Ambassador Program Coordinator, Physics teacher, STEP UP
Bree Barnett Dreyfuss has been teaching physics, Conceptual Physics and AP Physics C at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, California for 16 years. She graduated from California State University, East Bay with a degree in Physics and from St. Mary’s College of California with... Read More →

Tuesday July 20, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT