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Thursday, August 5 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Breakout Option B: Taking on Big Science Challenges: How District Leaders Can Build Equitable Science Programs

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District leaders play a critical role in ensuring all students in their district have access to meaningful science experiences. The NextGenScience (formerly Achieve) team shares lessons learned from their work with school districts across the nation to identify and address barriers to equitable science programs. This session will engage participants in examining their definition of equitable science education and consider key strategies for school and district leaders to evaluate and re-design systems in ways that eliminate inequitable practices, engage stakeholders, and cultivate the identities and interests of all students.

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Jennifer Self

Science Review Lead, NextGenScience
Jennifer Childress Self is the Science Review Lead at NextGenScience, which is the former Achieve science team. Her work focuses on deepening understanding throughout the education field of the features vital to implementing today’s science standards. Prior to joining WestEd, Dr... Read More →
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Jenny Sarna

Director, NextGenScience, WestEd
Jenny Sarna is the Director of the NextGenScience project at WestEd.She leads the project’s partnership and strategy development and supports district and agency leaders with planning, implementing, and evaluating science education programs. Prior to joining WestEd, Jenny was... Read More →

Thursday August 5, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT