My primary teaching experience is in middle school in the areas of life and earth science. I have completed extensive graduate work in Instructional Design and love to create my own curriculum materials. In addition, I will complete my Master's degree in Geoscience from Mississippi State University next summer.
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Sat, Sep 14, 2013 11:59 AM in Earth Science Week
Thanks for posting, Cris! Ordering now for me and my entire team! :)
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Sat, Sep 14, 2013 11:45 AM in No Time for Science
Rita said, "While reading and writing about science isn't the most ideal way to really learn science skills and concepts, it's better than simply waving the white flag and not doing science at all. I was thrilled to see in the most recent release of the CCSS that there are sections devoted to literacy in science and technical subjects, so I'm hoping for a more balanced approach in the next few...
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 10:27 AM in Canyons larger than the Grand Canyon Found Under Greenland Icesheet
I also signed up! Thanks for sharing!
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Science Sampler: Science interactive notebooks in the classroom
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 12:01 PM Great refresher!
I've always used science notebooks, but having left the science classroom for a couple of years I wanted to make sure I got the most out of them this year. I loved the simple rubric and the left/right approach to input/output.
How to Use Science Notebooks in Your Classroom
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 11:49 AM Good guidelines
Good suggestions for basic use in the classroom are given. I especially liked the idea of allowing "open notebook" quizzes as a way of holding students accountable for their notebooks without having to take them up to grade them. Several other good suggestions are made in this chapter, including the use of student-friendly rubrics.
Science Meets the Arts
Sat, Apr 06, 2013 11:14 AM Excellent way to incorporate science into art.
While I think this project would be too lengthy for the regular classroom, it does provide an ideal way for art teachers to pull science content into their curriculum. I also appreciated the detailed rubric and the leveled titles.
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