Wednesday Conversation - Science STARS Using Science to Make Movies for Change We Care About: A 10-Year Perspective

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase 215
Science STAR student
Join School 58 World of Inquiry School (WOIS) students, Warner preservice science teachers, and eight-year Science STARS veterans (now 23 years old) to talk about how film production using science led to productive and consequential change in their worlds. WOIS middle school students will share the films they created this fall about sleep, life under water, and community health. Preservice teachers will wrap that discussion in fundamental commitments about culturally sustaining pedagogy that grounded their teaching and mentorship of STARS. Finally, “College STARS” who graduated from Science STARS almost a decade ago will share how their film-making continues to change their lives as adults. One core question we continue to wrestle with is how we can creatively and methodologically maintain the integrity of these youths’ stories of participation and impact while also framing these stories in ways that contribute meaningfully to larger academic conversations.

Facilitated by April Luehmann, Associate Professor, Teaching and Curriculum.

Coffee and dessert will be available. You are invited to bring your own lunch.

For any accommodation needs, please contact Mary Judge at (585) 275-2454 or email at

Tags: April Luehmann, Get Real! Science, science education, Science STARS, STEM education, Warner Wednesday Talk