How do educators inspire students to pursue careers in STEM fields that require persistence and dedication? One of the key methods of instruction is the use of storytelling. Too often, science educators focus on the methods of scientific inquiry without explaining the ways that scientists overcome frustrations and setbacks on the path to new knowledge and success. Providing a range of models for ongoing study gives students the confidence to overcome mistakes and errors to pursue the excitement of discovery. Fortunately, media tools have begun to allow instructors to bring compelling versions of these stories to the classroom. Whether it is the Amazon series, Radioactive, about Marie Curie or the groundbreaking film, Hidden Figures, about women mathematicians in NASA, multimedia projects offer powerful strategies to inspire the next generation of scientists.
  1. Help students understand the basic approaches to the natural sciences.
  2. Develop instructors’ detailed understandings about the history of the sciences over the last two centuries.
  3. Increase both students and instructors’ respective intellectual curiosity about the status and limits of scientific knowledge.
  4. Establish a culture of intellectual curiosity and resilient enthusiasm in STEM classrooms.
  1. Introduction to STEM storytelling: 4 examples of high-impact effects of narrative
  2. Biology and Medicine: Jonas Salk, Henrietta Lacks
  3. Chemistry: Louis Pasteur, John DuPont
  4. Physics: Marie Curie, Walter McAfee
  5. Calculus: Albert Einstein, Katherine Johnson
  6. Astronomy: Yuri Gagarin, Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  7. Coding: Alan Turing, Chester Anderson
  8. Conclusion: Design Workshop across the curriculum
Educators for grades 3 through 10.
4 sessions, 120 minutes each.
Dr. Walter D. Greason
Dr. Walter D. Greason is a Dean Emeritus of the Honors School at Monmouth University. He is the author and editor of six books as well as over 100 academic essays. His research focuses on educational leadership, economic development, and digital media. Dr. Greason's work has shaped scholarly and popular discourse through projects like Marvel Studios' Black Panther and the New York Times' 1619 Project.

8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March 2021
London 9:00 am | Zurich 10:00 am | Dubai 1:00 pm | India 2:30 pm | Hong Kong 5:00 pm | Melbourne 8:00 pm
USD 350 Per Participant
USD 300 Per Participant for a Group of 3
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 10 Professional Development Hours.