I taught high school science for 38 years and was director of our district planetarium for 27 years. My passions are the Earth and space sciences. I have a degree in geology and have been a lifelong amateur astronomer. I am a past president of both the Michigan and National Earth Science Teachers Association.
In 2017 I began a new job as the Education Specialist for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. I am now working at developing investigations that are designed for NGSS instruction and will allow students to analyze data from the telescope, through the use of online web applications.
Fri, Jun 12, 2020 1:57 PM in Free Astronomy Workshop
NESTA Presents “From the Solar System to the Cosmos”, July 20-24, 2020 Are you trying to find an innovative way to bring real astronomical data into your classroom? Vera C. Rubin Observatory is developing a series of online astronomy investigations that provide a pathway for students to engage in a rich and interactive experience. During this FREE workshop you will have an opportunity...
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Sat, May 12, 2018 1:43 PM in Invitation to focus group on astronomy investigations
The https://www.lsst.org/about " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), currently under construction in Chile, is scheduled to begin science operations in 2022. During its ten-year survey, LSST will collect and deliver an unprecedented amount of data, opening the way for countless scientific discoveries. LSST is also the first ground-based telescope project to f...
Wed, Nov 01, 2017 5:24 PM in Jupyter Notebooks
Is anyone using Jupyter notebooks with your science classes? Jupyter notebooks are a new technology to query and process large data sets. I am working on developing online Jupyter astronomy notebooks for secondary students, and would value your input if they have prior experience with them.
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