I am a College Associate Professor of Science Education in NMSU College of Education's School of Teacher Preparation, Administration and Leadership, and teach elementary and secondary science methods courses. I try to infuse multiculturalism into all aspects of my courses in order to meet the needs of ALL students.
I love teaching science methods and meeting a new group of students every semester!
Sat, Aug 15, 2020 6:11 PM in Reorganizing a Methods Course
Our program has decided to teach all methods courses online, where students would normally be placed as a practicum student in the schools with a face to face seminar course once a week. This means that I have been reorganizing my course. I would love suggestions for how best to walk my students through lesson planning and content support. Have you seen a larger benefit for focusing on content fi...
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Fri, Aug 14, 2020 9:57 AM in Science
Hello Charlene, there are many ways to set up expectations depending on the grade level you will be teaching and how much interaction you expect. There are a few really good articles on Edutopia ( https://www.edutopia.org) as well as some that I have seen on FB groups. There is one Edutopia article that was helpful for me in planning for the online environment, "Extending Classroom Manageme...
Thu, Mar 19, 2020 8:45 PM in Practicum / Field experience interruption
Our public schools are on an extended break (3 weeks), and our university will be moving to online teaching when we return from our spring break. My students are placed in the schools for an extended early field experience and normally would teach at least one elementary science lesson in their practicum classroom at this point in the semester. Have this situation occured in other instituti...
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