STAT 2022–2023 Book Study

Science in the City: Culturally Relevant STEM Education | Fall 2022–Spring 2023

STAT Book Study PromoHow can you successfully connect your science instruction to students' backgrounds, identities, languages, and cultures?

Join STAT’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force for a multi-part book study on Science in the City: Culturally Relevant STEM Education by Bryan A. Brown. Explore how you can make your science classroom a more inclusive and effective space. Learn how to empower your students through culturally relevant communication that increases their science knowledge and achievement. 

This free book study is open to STAT members and nonmembers. All you need is a copy of the book and to register! You'll join a group of peers for online discussion and reflection, an in-person meeting at CAST22 in Dallas, and opportunities to build community, develop action plans, and achieve your goals.

This program is ideal for any K–12 science educator.

Registration is closed.

Registration Deadline: 

  • Wednesday, October 26 (Note: You will need to have acquired the book and read the introduction and first chapter to participate.)

Registration Includes:

  • Online learning sessions covering sections of the book and implementation
  • One in-person learning session at CAST22
  • Development of action plans and easy-to-implement strategies for your classroom
  • Collaboration and connection with a group of your peers

Purchasing the Book: 

  • Book study participants will need to acquire the book in advance of the first meeting. The book is available on Amazon or directly from the publisher, or may be available from your preferred online retailer or book seller.

Initial Meeting Dates: 

    • Introduction: Thursday October 27, 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. (Online)
      Book study participants will discuss content and work through guided questions with moderators, and set goals for the CAST session.

    • Session 2: Friday, November 11, 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. (In-Person at CAST22 in Dallas)
      Book study participants registered for CAST22 will convene for a one-hour session at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, followed by an informal social gathering, 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.