Tag: stem

Nov 21

STEM Robotics with Faraday

This post was originally published on the CORELaborate blog! The culminating lesson of the first STEM Robotics 101 unit was quite enjoyable for me and for my students. This post will show how that engineering challenge aligned to the engineering standards. The Next Generation Science Standard (NGSS) for Engineering, MS-ETS1 – Engineering Design, has four …

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Sep 26

The DOING of Science

This post was originally published at CORELaborate! I participated in a webinar recently as part of my work with the Olympic STEM Pathways Partnership or OSPP. We focused on the dimension of the Next Generation Science Standards or NGSS known as the Science and Engineering Practices or SEPs. One of the things we discussed is …

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Aug 07

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are this week’s amazing resources! Check the out: Newsday: Vouchers Are a Failed Strategy | Diane Ravitch’s blog Peter Montgomery, a senior fellow at People for the American Way, published this overview of voucher research. The results are in, and they show that vouchers don’t help children learn more. The most recent studies find …

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Jul 16

Diigo Links (weekly)

More amazing links to great resources from this past week! There’s something here for everyone: STEMcentric tags:lego mindstorms ev3 stem education edtech robotics tutorials resources Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog: How Western Washington’s Temperatures are Controlled By the Pacific Ocean Have you ever thought about how boring and relatively unchanging our high and low …

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Jul 15

We Are Ocean Guardians!

Well, more like Watershed Guardians. Last year I found out about this NOAA project called Ocean Guardian School. When I read the description I knew Chimacum Middle School had to apply to be an Ocean Guardian School! Our Environmental Stewardship Project was perfect! Even though we focus mostly on our neighborhood creek, Ocean Guardian Schools …

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Jul 02

Diigo Links (weekly)

New, fabulous links/resources from this past week: Release Calendar – G Suite Products and features launching to G Suite domains on the Rapid Release track. Products and features launching to G Suite domains on the Scheduled Release track. 365 Creative Writing Prompts tags:writing creative writing prompts writing prompts writing_prompts creative How to Write a Mission …

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Jun 27

Adopting a New Curriculum

This post was originally published at the WA CORELaborate website.   May 24 our Science Subject Area Committee (SAC) presented our plans for a new Science Curriculum Adoption. This is the third adoption in which I’ve played a role in the 20 years I’ve worked at Chimacum Middle School. I played a much bigger role …

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May 24

What About Robotics?

Originally published on the CORELaborate blog!   Earlier this school year I volunteered to be part of our district’s Science Subject Area Committee (SAC) to come up with recommendations to the school board for a grades 6 through 12 Science adoption of new NGSS curriculum. The team was made up of two high school Science …

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Mar 28

A Stewardship STEM Project

This post was originally published for WA CoreLaborate at the CORELaborate blog! Chimacum Middle School 6th graders have been monitoring our neighborhood creek, Chimacum Creek, for the past 15 years! When asked to to develop an integrated STEM unit this year for our 6th graders I went to my fellow 6th grade teachers, the Humanities …

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Mar 27

My #NCCE17 Takeaways!

This is my 4th straight year of getting to attend the Northwest Council for Computer Education or NCCE’s three-day conference (although last year I was only able to attend for one day)! This year it was in Portland, OR. NCCE goes back and forth between Seattle and Portland and this year it was Portland’s turn …

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