The CREATES Literacy Project mobilized existing community-university partnerships between the Women in Science and Engineering Program, AZ Project WET, and local K-12 schools in order to increase access to culturally-responsive and place-based STEAM educational programming that helps students build competencies in critical thinking, science communication, and creative communication technologies. In order to enable the integration of literacy and creative-communication into science curriculum, 3rd through 8th grade educators developed modules designed to build upon already tested science units. These modules were implemented in Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 with the support of University of Arizona student workers trained on culturally-responsive pedagogical strategies and creative communication technologies through The Bio/Diversity Project.
The CREATES Literacy Project was generously funded by the Stocker Foundation from 2021-2022.
Learn more about the CREATES Literacy Project and the impacts of our pilot year by watching our recorded webinar.