Dr. Natoshia (“Dr. Toshia”) Anderson, is a Mechanical Engineer-turned award-winning STEM educator and STEM advocate, STEM leadership consultant, and dynamic and informative, in-demand STEM motivational speaker, podcast host, and author. Dr. Toshia offers intensive professional and leadership development coaching and training for STEM entities, educators, and school system staff, and mentorship for young minority women and girls in STEM. She also offers STEM keynote/motivational speaking services to organizations, associations, corporations, conferences, and educational systems nationwide. Currently, Dr. Toshia is the VP of Implementation and Training, for Woz Ed, a STEM education company that specializes in customized Science and STEM Kits and curriculum. In her spare time, Dr. Anderson can be found reading a good romance novel or binge-watching Netflix shows. She is a wife of 21 years and is a mother to one college sophomore and one high school junior.
Blowing up Stereotype Threat: Optimizing History and Storytelling to Bring STEAM to Life for Underrepresented Students in the Classroom
Participants will leave understanding the role of stereotype threats in undermining underrepresented student performance and interest in STEM fields and how to overcome it in the classroom using established best practices, history, and storytelling. This interactive workshop will give participants implementable techniques and strategies that involve storytelling techniques and STEM history to incorporate into their classroom routines that will help reduce or eliminate stereotype threat for underrepresented students in their classroom.