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Bianca N McRae
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  • Muncie, IN
  • United States
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New Member Orientation
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As a new member I would like to ask others how to make wise use of MSP2?Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rebecca Lawson Dec 29, 2010.

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Bianca N McRae commented on Davilla Riddle's group Collaboration
"I teach 7/8 grade and Indiana has an integrated set of core standards... I won't be available to collaborate though until after Science Fair - February 26th. I do manage a Facebook Page - East Central Indiana Science Fair Express... I have…"
Jan 13, 2011
Rebecca Lawson replied to Bianca N McRae's discussion New Member Orientation
"Bianca,   WOW!  You are really involved in a lot of wonderful efforts to spread the joy of learning - especially to girls.    During the NMSA Conference in Baltimore, the MSP2 booth was next door to the booth of the architectural…"
Dec 29, 2010
Tom Jenkins replied to Bianca N McRae's discussion New Member Orientation
"Welcome Bianca,   I first place that I would go is "Cool Tools" under MSP2 Resources on the homepage.  Wonderful tools for the classroom- most (if not all) are free!!   Take Care, Tom    "
Dec 16, 2010
Bianca N McRae replied to Bianca N McRae's discussion New Member Orientation
"Mary, thank you for the suggestions. There are so many choices available! I am a bit overwhelmed... and awed and the same time.  Bianca :o} "
Dec 15, 2010
Bianca N McRae replied to Bianca N McRae's discussion New Member Orientation
"Greetings... to all who may be "listening."  :o}    I am currently teaching 7/8th science at Burris Laboratory School, Muncie, Indiana. It is associated with Ball State University. In addition to teaching middle school…"
Dec 15, 2010
Rebecca Lawson replied to Bianca N McRae's discussion New Member Orientation
"Bianca,   Thank you for this post. This is the beginning of a great discussion!!   What are your interests?  What do you teach?     Perhaps one of the challenges with MSP2 is that there are so many resources it is hard to…"
Dec 14, 2010
Mary LeFever replied to Bianca N McRae's discussion New Member Orientation
"Hi Bianca, Welcome! Have you perused the groups yet? They are at http://www.msteacher2.org/groups or you click on "Groups" from the green menu bar. Find one or two that interest you and join like minded people. Also, peruse the events page…"
Dec 14, 2010
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Dec 13, 2010
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Dec 13, 2010

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Which best describes your position?
Classroom Teacher (preK-12)
What discipline(s) do you teach?
Science, Enrichment
I need help with
Integrating technology, Involving parents/caregivers, Science fairs/competitions, Student misconceptions
I can help with
Assessment/Testing, Classroom management, Content knowledge, ESL/ELL, Gifted and talented, Instructional strategies, Literacy, Being a new teacher

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At 2:48pm on January 13, 2011, Davilla Riddle said…
Thank you for joining our group. I hope to see you at our webinar this evening!
At 5:20pm on December 13, 2010, Kim Lightle said…

Sorry the URLs are goofy - just check out our resource guides and groups!

At 5:19pm on December 13, 2010, Kim Lightle said…

Hi Binca - Welcome aboard! I wanted to tell you a little about MSP2 - we are using this NING network as a place where educators can connect with each other (through answers to profile questions and the advanced Members search) and also as a way to connect educators with exemplary resources and professional development opportunities.
 
If you look on the Main page - you'll see MSP2 resources in the upper left hand box - we have resource guides where we have sifted and sorted and contextualized resources on topics important to middle school math and science teachers, an archive of all of our past webinars, the ability to search the MSP2 collection, and pages of teacher and student opportunities and grants. Our newest resource guides are <a href="http://wiki.nsdl.org/index.php/MiddleSchoolPortal/Teaching_With_Trade_Books" target="_blank">Teaching With Trade Books</a> which includes lessons for science AND math classes and <a href="http://wiki.nsdl.org/index.php/MSP:MiddleSchoolPortal/Misconceptions_at_the_Middle" target="_blank">Science Misconceptions</a>.

We've got some great upcoming events - check them out in the <a href="Events" _mce_href="http://www.msteacher2.org/events/getting-the-most-out-of-your">Events">http://www.msteacher2.org/events/getting-the-most-out-of-your">Events section</a>. We also have a bookclub group - our next book to read is Finding Mrs. Warnecke. You can find all the groups on the Main page.

Please don't hesitate to post a question or comment. We are always looking for feedback and new ideas for PD opportunities and people who would like to present.
 
So glad you joined - Kim

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