Topic: Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor: Cory Chan-Frederick
Method: Face to Face (WRK)
Sponsor: AU Columbus Center
Center Offered: CPD

Course Description:

This "people first learning course" combines self-paced workbook activities with a two-night, three-day nature retreat at The Monarch Park Butterfly Way Station in Albany, Ohio. Explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) topics from the perspective of groups who are often ignored in the Western, post-industrial, valuation of knowledge . We will uncover the narratives of women, people who are indigenous, immigrants, people of color, people with disabilities, people who are LGBTQ, and people with low SES as they relate to STEAM and beyond! By studying diverse people's literature, inventions, crafts and textiles, and philosophies on "Mother Nature", we will unpack social justice issues pertaining to such as the STEAM achievement gap, environmental racism, climate change and the income gap, food deserts, habitat loss, and healing and spirituality. We will also learn hands-on skills that will help you help your diverse students connect to common STEAM themes. 

The retreat is from June 9th, 2020 - 3:00pm to June 11th, 2020 - 3:00pm at the Monarch Park, 8351 Morris Rd, Albany, OH 45710.

There is an additional $155.00 reservation fee that is paid separately from tuition. This fee includes tent camping, meals and more. 

For more information please contact Cory Frederick at

If you are paying by check please complete the registration form at: /founders/professional-development-services/pds-registration-form  Mail the completed registration with payment to the address listed on the form.  If you are using an Ashland University tuition voucher worth $166.00 please include this with your registration. Please direct questions about this process to

Cost: $360
Timespan of Course:
December 9, 2019 to June 11, 2020
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

  • Day and Time of Meeting: 
    Monday, December 9, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 5:00pm
    Location of Meeting: 
Course Number: EDU*6160*C6
Academic Term: 20/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 2.00
Subject: EDU