I am, first and foremost, an advocate for STEM education. I currently teach third grade, but have also served as a Gifted and Talented Coordinator/Teacher in my district of 16,000 students. I am honored to be a member of the faculty for the ExxonMobil Teachers Academy. You might see me at an NSTA conference speaking on Science, Technology, and Literacy. Infusing the use of technology tools within content areas is one of my passions. I lead an after-school STEM Club for third and fourth graders to inspire curiosity in STEM topics. I am also an adjunct faculty member at Concordia University, guiding future elementary teachers. I earned my Masters Degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin.
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Science, Literacy and Technology
This is a collection of articles that support the teaching of science and literacy while incorporating the use of technology tools.
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Sun, Oct 25, 2015 9:20 PM in Integrating STEM into the Elementary Curriculum
Wow! What great ideas. You have inspired me to modify some of the lessons I have planned for our upcoming unit on Pilgrims. Thanks for the link!
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Sat, May 09, 2015 11:56 AM in Mystery Bag Engineering Challenges for Kids
The activities look like that would be so engaging to elementary students.
I would add some recording of data, - for example how far the pom poms went for each method/attempt. Then do some compare and contrast on best methods.
Sat, May 09, 2015 11:51 AM in Science Notebooks
My suggestions for set-up would be to record and/or post any content on the left side of the opened notebook, and write related reflections on the right hand side of the opened notebook.
I tape long ribbons inside the back cover of my students' notebooks, and they use this ribbon to fold over and mark the page they are currently working on. It's often hard hard for little ones to retrieve th...
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