A mentor in a STEM class. https://nationalmentoringresourcecenter.org/

We invite you to...

Develop both the intellectual framework and a set of practical tools that you can use in your residency and later as a student-teacher and beyond. We will invite you to use an online tool, NowComment, where you explore, annotate, and discuss an array of selected texts on multiliteracies. In this playlist, we ask that you:

  • EXPLORE; Use Pat Carini's prompts in the four categories of her "Description of a Child," to describe a potential student in your discipline in ways that affirm their strengths as multimodal learners. Share this with other STEM teachers as a Field Note on NowComment.
  • LEARN: Annotate, analyze, and discuss texts, images, and videos that we have selected to help you expand your knowledge of the role that multiliteracies play in bridging between what your students know and can do and what they will need to know and be able to do to be successful in your discipline.
  • APPLY: Playtest examples of activities for learning in your discipline. Annotate these activities on NowComment. Reflect on your experience as a learner and consider the implications this has for teaching the youth who you are observing and describing in your field notes.