STEP UP is mobilizing and supporting physics teachers with resources that disrupt narrow perceptions of physics and promote supportive classroom cultures to facilitate physics identity development, particularly for women. Drawing on counternarratives, the lessons/materials highlight broad physics careers pursued by diverse individuals, explicitly discuss the role of bias, and recognize those who have been invisible. The lessons/materials were found to have a positive effect on the future physics intentions of women and minoritized racial/ethnic groups.
Co-PI(s): Geoff Potvin and Laird Kramer, Florida International University; Anne Kornahren and Theodore Hodapp, American Physical Society; Mark Hannum and Beth Cunningham, American Association of Physics Teachers; Robynne Lock, Texas A&M University Commerce
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