Former astronaut instructor and progressive school teacher. Founder and lead instructor at online space program for middle school students, Art of Inquiry ( https://www.artofinquiry.net/)
Fri, Oct 02, 2020 2:12 PM in The Red Planet
This summer, I hosted free webinars for kids on space exploration. We had an amazing lecture by Dr. Alan Treiman on the https://www.youtube.com/user/artofinquiry/videos " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Martian rovers - you may want to take a look.
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Fri, Oct 02, 2020 2:09 PM in Space Science
I love teaching through astrobiology and systems thinking. Here are some of my thoughts on the topic: https://medium.com/the-innovation/space-inspired-system-thin...391c019b9a " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Space -Inspired Systems Thinking and
https://medium.com/the-innovation/educating-the-citizens-of-...130a61c359 " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Educating the Citizens of the Univ...
Fri, Oct 02, 2020 2:06 PM in Earth and Space
For those of you who would like to learn more about the Moon research, here is a Moon Village Symposium, online - free registration: https://moonvillageassociation.org/mva2020/
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Integrating Technology: Students Making Systems Models: An Accessible Approach
Wed, Sep 26, 2018 7:36 PM Bringing system thinking into classroom
Recently, I had a wonderful opportunity to attend a Creative Learning Exchange conference on system thinking in K-12 education, that focused on the importance of teaching the system thinking these days. Since then, I was looking for a tool that would help me to bring some of the basic system thinking principles into classroom. Unfortunately, most of the system thinking tools that I know of are too complicated for younger students. SageModeler, discussed in the article, is a great tool helping to introduce system thinking into upper elementary and middle school.
What We Call Misconceptions May Be Necessary Stepping-Stones Toward Making Sense of the World
Sat, Sep 08, 2018 5:12 PM Misconception as as first step
This article addresses one of the most important first steps in any scientific investigation - our misconceptions. As Harvard Professor, Dr. Duckworth says, teachers should bethe researchers, observing and taking notes of the students' understandings - and misunderstandings. Collecting and analyzing misconceptions let us better understand the process of learning, and adjust our teaching.
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