Integrating Energy, Equity, and Place in High School Physics

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Thaseus Karkabe-Olson

Pedagogical Methods Used

Peer Instruction / Think-Pair-Share, Collaborative problem-solving, Conceptually-oriented activities, Context-rich problems

Educational Interests

I'm interested in integrating active learning methods throughout the classroom, especially with investigating how to improve active learning before students come to class in flipped classroom models.

Describe the courses that you teach

Previously peer facilitated at UWB, now planning to attend Western Washington University to pursue a MIT

What does it mean to you to integrate science and equity?

I think having broader discussions about the ways physics is not separate from but rather a part of larger social issues is important to helping students recognize that the field has broad ramifications that can often be detrimental to marginalized groups. I also believe that to truly integrate equity into science education, one must be conscientious and deliberate about ensuring that marginalized groups feel comfortable and supported in a field often dominated by white men.

What else would you like to share with others in this learning community?

Feel free to reach out to my email at or to my phone at 1(360)333-4674 if you're having technical issues with the 2023 Summer workshop! I will be on hand to assist.

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