photo: Ms. Flynn in 2016, about to launch the seventh grade DNA Drama lesson, which had students "taking on the roles of scientists and technicians as well as their research subjects, the legends and the lesser-known, the Linus Paulings and the Henrietta Lackses."
Seventh and eighth grade science teacher Angela Flynn is on the eleven-person team of high school and college teachers behind The Underrepresentation Curriculum, "a flexible curriculum designed to help students critically examine scientific fields and take action for equity, inclusion and justice."
The project offers open-source guidance on everything from big-picture thinking to specific lesson plans that cover the nature of science, who does STEM and who does not, and action steps students can take to strengthen and diversify the scientific community.
Flynn's students, and her peers, wouldn't be surprised to see her on this team. She's always been passionate about developing curriculum that draws together science, math, race and identity, a passion that has brought theoretical physicists and Brown University undergrads to Gordon and sent Ms. Flynn to the TedEd stage, to the depths of the Atlantic, and to the streets of Providence to march alongside her students.