STEMD²

Learning Platform

STEMD2 is a Federal Funded learning platform that enable students to gain hands-on STEM learning and supports teachers with the goal of broadening STEM Learning!

Students

The STEMD² learning platform provides student courses to help improve student’s mathematical thinking, 21st-century learning skills, and leadership using socially and culturally relevant learning activities in real-world settings

 Students can use the STEMD² platform to network and collaborate with other students, share ideas and solutions, and experience problem-solving across socially relevant subjects to complete interdisciplinary projects.

Teachers

STEMD² Teacher Professional Development Program provide training in inclusive strategies that help educators prepare for, implement, and discuss socially and culturally responsive problem-based learning.

Through our PD courses, teachers build skills and access resources that make problem-solving the focus of each activity. Teachers use social networking technologies to help students develop deep mathematics knowledge.

8TH GRADE STEMD2 Books

 STEMD² Research & Development Group publishes Book Series as part of Ne’epapa Ka Hana model for teaching mathematics in Hawai’i middle schools. This book series seeks to provide Hawai’i middle school teachers resources and training to incorporate problem-based learning, social learning, and inclusive pedagogy through a culturally relevant mathematics curriculum. 

Teacher Professional Development Courses

Through our PD courses, teachers build skills and access resources that make problem-solving the focus of each activity. Teachers use social networking technologies to help students develop deep mathematics knowledge.

Connectivist Learning and Technology
Inclusive Mathematics Pedagogy
Socio-Culturally Responsive Problem-Based Learning
Formative Assessment

Teacher Feedback

[This program] is something that all teachers and especially new teachers in Hawaii should have. Not only does it involve math for general education students, it can also be used in planning for teachers who work with those students with special needs.

––SPED Teacher

Teacher Feedback

I have already seen significant improvement in student learning in my classroom because my kids are more engaged and challenged.

––8th Grade Math Teacher

Teacher Feedback

I’ve taken quite a few PD Courses over the years, but I can honestly say this has been one of the best PD Courses for not only myself but my students as well.

––3rd Grade Teacher

 

Teacher Feedback

Part of the reason for the huge achievement gap in Hawaii is the lack of support available for our marginalized and special needs students.

––8th Grade Mathematics Teacher 

 STEMD² R&D Group

Center on Disability Studies, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Department of Management Information System, San Diego State University

Institute for Human Development, Northern Arizona University

Office: 1410 Lower Campus Rd #171F, Honolulu, HI 96826

abhari@hawaii.edu