My name is Cristina Reyes and I am currently persuading a career in Elementary Education/ with esol. I am 23 years old and a Virgo.I love to travel, eat a new places, and just be out in the open. My favorite color is blue and pink. My favorite grade is second grade and I hope to increase my knowledge in teaching science to students.
Elementary Science for kids. Easy and fun Science that students will love and learn from with pictures and information on the topic.
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My name is Cristina and I am also new to NSTA. I am currently completing my Bachelors in Elementary Education with Esol. I was hoping anyone had any tips into how to navigate through NSTA and complete badges as well as specs?
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Methods and Strategies: Alternative Assessments for English Language Learners
Tue, Apr 18, 2017 8:36 PM (:
In this article it talks about how English Language Learners (ELL) students are impressive when it comes to the understanding and comprehension of science, but unfortunately it doesn’t show through their writings. This was actually very new to me. I found it very interesting how a great way to gather data when dealing with ELL students is by incorporating drawing and “drawing talk back”. How it gives them a chance to shine and show their strength since many lack in writing English since they are just learning to master the language. My only negative view of this article was that I expected more in the sense of more data to support how drawing is a big difference from students writing assessment in numbers and more examples. I felt like this article engaged me in the beginning but lost me toward the middle and ending in expectations for the article in how informative I wanted it to be. But all in all I will definitely take this way of assessing ELL students into account.
Making Science Accessible: Strategies to Meet the Needs of a Diverse Student Population
Tue, Apr 18, 2017 8:07 PM great article!!!
In this article it talks about how many teachers are not prepare or aware of students with disabilities and unfortunately, due to this, many students don’t get the best chance to learn. How many teachers, not knowing how to properly modify learning, fall back to taking out the fun and engaging parts of the science activities such as experiments in which in there defends they say is to “protect” the students and keep the lesson safe. Building awareness and identifying and developing modifications for students with disabilities is a great way to definitely get teachers to go in the the right direction in being able to construct a lesson plan that fits students with different learning skills. I completely agree with the article that the number one important thing is for teachers to build their awareness of different disabilities and prepare for them in case they encounter student with those disabilities in class. Another thing I found very helpful was the activity it offered for students to get a better understanding of a student with a specific disability to comprehend their struggle a little and get the students thinking. Giving each student this role and seeing how they act out as a student with disability is a great way to also help prepare a teacher. I plan to hopefully use this in the future so I can understand and be a little more prepare when it comes to modifying my lesson to fit my students needs and still keep the fun in science. This article was very insightful and informative to how to better start preparing and getting aware of students in my class who may have disabilities. Like the article was saying, we need to bring back the real science and the experiment so that students can get a real understanding of science.
Earth Science Collection
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 1:21 AM Loved it!
I enjoyed this collection because it had topics that all connected and not random. It was all very knowledgeable of the Earth, Moon, and the Sun.It also connects in that it all depends on each other.The only one I found a little out there was the Solar System one and that is my favorite.
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