Gathering Spring 2010 March 2-6

Gaalee'ya Stem Project Spring 2010

Telling Our Stories

Part of the goal of the Gaalee’ya STEM project is to support students in their own exploration of Indigenous knowledge and science, to enhance and provide support for their own place-based knowledge, and to give them the tools to bring that knowledge into other areas of their lives, including their Western science classes.  Indigenous science is becoming more and more recognized as an important part of scientific knowled

ge ( this project is funded by the National Science Foundation) and we want to give students the tools to express their knowledge to a broader audience while at the same time increasing success in the ir academic classes.


This week’s activities are designed to help you express

the knowledge that you have about science in your community and culture through the use of modern communication tools.  You will be learning create and edit video to tell your story based on the question “What does science mean to me?”

Ultimately we hope you will use your I-Pod Nanos to video each other and then edit those videos to create a final

product that can potentially become a part of your learning portfolios, the Gaalee’ya website, personal web pages and social media, and be used to document your journey in exploring the sciences.

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