About a year and a half ago, I created a series of short videos on integrating reading, writing and science for the Georgia Department of Education. Apparently, the GA DOE has an amazing and long vetting process before they can share media, but those videos are now up and running. I'm really glad to have … Continue reading Portable Staff Development
Awesome summer adventure for Georgia middle school teachers!
I LOVE Sapelo Island, and if I could, I would do this one in a heartbeat. Complete with stipend. Here's the announcement: 2019 Middle School Marine Science (MS)2 Summer Workshop The 2019 Middle School Marine Science (MS)2 Summer Workshop is accepting registrations from middle school earth and life science teachers interested in exploring the topic of marine science as … Continue reading Awesome summer adventure for Georgia middle school teachers!
News for Georgia Science Teachers
The Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) District 2 does an annual one-day workshop, focusing on some of the hard to teach physical and Earth science content (grades K-12). I went this E.L.I.P.S.E workshop last year and came back with a lot of good ideas. It’s basically free--$5 for GSTA members (you don’t have to be … Continue reading News for Georgia Science Teachers
New Year, Get Set with Lab Safety
In my first school, another new teacher and I inherited back rooms stuffed with 25 years of dissection specimens that were older than my students, random chemicals, unmarked bottles, etc.
CoSTEM Contest for Your Book Parade!
Does your school hold a book parade in October? Encourage your kids to dress like their favorite STEM book, and they could win great prizes!
Once Upon a Dog Science Book (an invitation)
Today is the official publication date for Dog Science Unleashed: fun activities to do with your canine companion. Let me take this opportunity to invite any and all to my book launch party on September 8 at CityDog Market (Brookhaven). I have all kinds of cool experiments and activities planned. Hope to see you there!
Great Books for Young Scientists and Their Dogs
With all the time I've spent lapping up dog research in the last couple of years, I've dug up several fun science books. I'm pawsitive one of these will make your young dog-lover howl with delight.* *Four dog puns in two sentences. I should win a prize--or perhaps get beaned in the head with a … Continue reading Great Books for Young Scientists and Their Dogs
Matthew Rakola, Photographer Extraordinaire
One of the best parts of working on Dog Science Unleashed was getting to work with the extremely talented Matthew Rakola at our photo shoot. Not only is he an excellent photographer in general, but he specializes in photos of kids doing science--and he digs into the science until he understands what the concepts are, … Continue reading Matthew Rakola, Photographer Extraordinaire
GREAT resource for teaching reading for academic texts
I LOVE the work of the Reading Apprenticeship group (Schoenbach, et. al.). I was delighted to discover that they are now producing content modules, which are available online for free. These modules are similar to what I'm trying to do in my Once Upon a Science Books--they provide all the resources you need, with step-by-step … Continue reading GREAT resource for teaching reading for academic texts
Your Dog Wants to Do Science
Who knows more about your dog than anybody? You do! And scientists want to know what you know! As I researched Dog Science Unleashed (available for pre-order! buy it now!), I kept coming across cool citizen science projects you can do with your dog. I wrote up a whole group of them for The Bark … Continue reading Your Dog Wants to Do Science