I am a Senior at Wright State - Lake Campus in Early Childhood Education. I have a bachelors degree from The Ohio State University. I am happily married with two daughters, Gema- 4 and Alaina-2.
Tue, Jul 05, 2016 11:17 AM in STEM and Fairy Tales
I love this site. I am an early childhood education student, about to begin my senior year/student teaching. Every year on campus we try to host a fall STEM Day and a spring STEM Day for an area elementary school. a couple of years ago we designed one of the STEM nights around the theme "Girls Just Wanna Have STEM". This would be a great girls night STEM idea to try this year. Thanks for the post!
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Tue, Jul 05, 2016 11:01 AM in First Day of School Science Activities
This is an awesome first day idea. I love the idea of having students use tools they may need later in the year, like microscopes. It's also a great way to familiarize younger students with their new surroundings. It could also be used to get have students think scientifically by posing clues for them solve to find different things in the room or throughout the school. In one school I helped in, t...
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 10:51 AM in Assessing Science
I love this post. I am getting ready to start my student teaching for my early childhood education degree and am taking classes to teach 4th and 5th grade as well. Assessment is a hard thing for me because if you wait until the end to figure out that students do not understand the material you may have wasted a ton of time. I like the suggestions to frequently stop lessons to check if students are...
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Archive: Supporting the Implementation of the NGSS through Research: Professional Development, March 2, 2016
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 1:22 PM Awesome opportunity
I loved having the opportunity to watch this seminar even though I couldn't be there for it live. It was a great explanation of the NGSS and how education needs to change to incorporate the NGSS. I like the emphasis on hands on engagement and inquiry processes. I also liked how much time was spent on CCC's as found this somewhat confusing before hand.
Introducing the NGSS
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 1:01 PM Great standards resource
This guide is a great resource to introduce the NGSS standards to teachers. It breaks it down into four activities that start with just familiarizing yourself with the standards to understanding the vocabulary and structure and discusses the conceptual shifts in the standards. This resource would be a fun in-service activity for schools that are just introducing NGSS or for new teachers who are not yet familiar with these standards.
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