#StayHomeSTEM: Neuroscience for Girl Scouts — Completing the Brownies “Senses” Badge for Brain Awareness Month

Did you know that March is Brain Awareness Month? Time for some fun family-focused at-home learning all about the amazing brain and nervous system! For some lists of activities and resources for learning about the brain, see this post from 2020 “#StayHomeSTEM: At-home Learning Activities for Brain Awareness Week” and this post from 2019 “Brain […]

Teaching about COVID through a Global Health Lens (workshop recording)

On January 30th, 2021, the STEM Global program of the Washington Global Health Alliance presented a virtual workshop for STEM educators. I’ve been involved in this wonderful project for several years, supporting local global health organizations as they developed classroom-ready teaching resources and presenting at their workshops in order to contextualize why contemporary science topics […]

Something to Crow About: Our 20th Anniversary!

As the calendar flips to a new year, 2021 brings much hope with it. Vaccines to protect against COVID-19 are beginning to be rolled out in communities across the world. A new president is days from his inauguration. Each new year is also a time for reflection on our experiences, challenges, and accomplishment. This year […]

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Teaching about Coronovirus, COVID-19, and Health Inequities

Recently, I developed a curated list of teaching resources about coronavirus, COVID-19, and health inequities for the Washington Global Health Alliance’s STEM Global Program. Check out the list of teaching resources here. It includes links out to external sites focused on understanding the virus, disease, and testing; data visualization, modeling, and predictions; vaccine development; microbes; […]

#StayHomeSTEM: Teacher Professional Development in a Virtual Environment

This was my seventh summer facilitating a professional devlopment program for secondary STEM teachers at the Center for Neurotechnology, where I work part-time as the Engineering Education Research Manager. The Research Experience for Teachers program engages secondary STEM teachers in a seven-week rigorous professional learning program. The program engages teachers in mentored, authentic research projects […]

#StayHomeSTEM: An Online Summer Camp at the Center for Neurotechnology

All of us in the education world are currently challenged to creatively adapt curricula and programs to online/remote learning environments so that educators and students can stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how we did it at the Center for Neurotechnology, where I work part-time as the Engineering Education Research Manager. First, check […]

Global Health Workshop for Secondary STEM Teachers: August 6, 2020

I’ve enjoyed supporting curriculum design activities for the STEM Global program. This summer, they are taking their educator workshop online. Join us for a day of learning how to bring global health topics into your STEM classrooms with lesson plans specifically adapted for remote teaching. —-   You’re invited to the Washington Global Health Alliance’s […]

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#StayHomeSTEM: Exploring Salmon, Topography, and Watersheds

My small contribution to help parents and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic is providing #StayHomeSTEM blog posts full of ideas for at-home science learning, as well as helping to moderate the Facebook page, Supporting Temporary Homeschoolers Everywhere. Today’s activities relate to learning about salmon, topography, and watersheds and are appropriate for elementary aged kids. These topics […]

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#StayHomeSTEM: Nature Journaling for Earth Day

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, my small contribution is providing #StayHomeSTEM blog posts full of ideas for at-home science learning, as well as helping to moderate the Facebook page, Supporting Temporary Homeschoolers Everywhere. Tomorrow is Earth Day, which is a great time to get kids outside in nature (through a window, in […]

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#StayHomeSTEM: At-home learning activities for Brain Awareness Week

In an effort to slow the transmission of novel coronavirus and the devestating impacts of COVID-19, schools are closed across the world. Today, UNESCO reported that “… 105 countries have closed schools and educational institutions nationwide, impacting over 897.1 million children and youth. A further 11 countries have implemented localized school closures and, should these closures become nationwide, […]

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