Hi Kim, Yes, I'm the Co-PI working with Jihie on the new Intelligent Recommendations project. Look forward to meeting you at the NSDL annual meeting in DC! Actually, we'll probably email you to try to set up a conference call with you before then, if you have the time. Thanks!
It was very nice of you to drive all the way to Lima. Thank you so much for giving us a change to expreience the grear resource. I required them to use your website but am not sure how much messages they will leave on MSP2.
Besides my junior high teaching job, I teach at Wabash College. My undergrad and masters are both from IU. So, during football season, I root for Wabash against Depauw and IU against PU. Quite dicey.
Sorry, when I applied to the science group today, I thought I was applying to the science group you suggested I apply to in order to email my link to them. Which one would that be?
I am a graduate student at University of Indianapolis (UIndy) in Indiana. I am one of 17 in the 2010 cohort of Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows at UIndy. We are baccalaureate graduates in math, biology, or chemistry who are seeking preparation in an alternative track program. We started classes in June and will be in the schools starting next week (high school and middle school) - we start with observational experiences and then work up to student teaching - first in a focus class (Jan and Feb) and then to a full teaching load (March-May) in a high need/urban secondary school in Indianapolis.
Currently I am in a ThinkQuest training unit and I was directed by our Innovative Learning Specialist (ILS) to join this group. I have researched since putting in my application and I am very interested in joining in discussions that can help new and veteran teachers.
Sorry, for the disjointed message. Kim, I was responding to your question on whether I would be teaching in a block schedule and my rambling answer is below. As part of my science block, I am to incorporate spelling and vocabulary. Any ideas on how to do this. As it stands, 6th grade is fairly new to the school. Coming from 2nd I'm having a difficult time believing I can do spelling, vocabulary, and science in 1 hour even if I use the science as my vocabulary. Any advice?
At this point, I really don't know. When I agreed to the move, it was to be a block schedule where I taught the science block and then soc. st. and reading to my own students. Then one of the teachers transferred out and another teacher transferred in and everything is up in the air... More than likely it will stay block in some form. We pull out our GATE students and cluster them in one class. This teacher wants a self-contained classroom.
Thanks! I hope to view he webinar soon. I'll be teaching 6-8 math this year after about 10 years experience teaching 4-5. While I feel confident about my content, I'm trying to learn more about the age group so that I can be prepared and plan effectively.
As the staff development teacher I'm always looking for engaging instructional strategies to pass on to the teachers in my school. I'm also looking for best practices on how to get teachers to want to include the technology in their instruction and see it as value added and not an add on.
Thank you so much. The webinar today was fantastic and helpful. I can't wait to become an active member. There are so many similarities in what we can do at a HS and MS I'm excited to learn from everyone!! :)
Hi Kim, I am at Jessica and Susan's workshop right now! I am a NASA education specialist providing PD and support to K-12 and pre-service K-12 teachers. I am at NSTA all week as well. I work for the NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP) through Penn State University. (former HS classroom science teacher)