Lauren Allen is a Science Manager in the DCPS Central Office.
In her former roll of management analyst for Science Instruction and STEM Integration at the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), she supported Science instruction and STEM integrated professional development, partnerships, and enrichment throughout the District. Working with members from the National Air and Space Museum and DC Public Schools, Lauren led a team in the 100Kin10 Networked Improvement Community to address the challenge of supporting teachers to create active STEM learning environments for early learners in grades P–3. Lauren holds a BS in Biology with an emphasis in Molecular Biology from Hampton University and an MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Georgetown University.
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Wed, Dec 09, 2015 8:13 PM in STEM and Fairy Tales
Lakeshore has STEM kits based on Fairytales. Has anyone tried them?
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Wed, Dec 09, 2015 7:24 PM in No Science in the Classroom
The content priorities often follow testing and comfort. More time and resources are spent on whatever assessment for which the school is held accountable. Teachers teach to their strengths. If they are not receiving support to teach science and do not have a background in science their understanding and depth may be limited. Advocating for science within your school and with your admin and gai...
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 1:39 AM in Physics is Phun
Are there videos with explanations? My kids struggle with math and I am trying to explain the concept of conservation of mass.
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Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning
Tue, May 01, 2018 12:29 PM The title is misleading, more of a lit review
The book was more of a lit review with a lot of background regarding STEM culture. I did not find that it was a toolkit for creating a STEM culture within a school or district. There are no templates or "guides" that would really help if that is what you are looking for. This book has a very short sighted focus on Iowa and does not provide guidance as to how to translate their success to urban districts/schools and/or diverse student populations across the topics discussed.
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