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Using Pinterest in Math and Science
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Memmer Jun 12, 2013.

Getting Ready for the Next Generation Science Standards
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Lightle Apr 12, 2012.

Join in the Alliance for Excellent Education’s First-ever Digital Learning Day
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Lightle Jan 9, 2012.

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O-H-I-O in Williamsburg, VA

April, 15 - O-H-I-O in Williamsburg, VA - Vacation in Williamsburg, VA ... Me and my sisters were out walking and came upon this playground area. Of course, we were tempted to get a picture on the Scarlet & Gray slide to show our Buckeye Pride!! - by Darlene Bauer, Live in Columbus, OH / OSU fan. Two sons graduated from OSU.

April, 15 - O-H-I-O in Williamsburg, VA - Vacation in Williamsburg, VA ... Me and my sisters were out walking and came upon this playground area. Of course, we were tempted to get a picture on the Scarlet & Gray slide to show our Buckeye Pride!! - by Darlene Bauer, Live in Columbus, OH / OSU fan. Two sons graduated from OSU.

 

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Spotlight on NSF-Funded Environmental/Earth Science Projects and the Next Generation Science Standards

CADRE is very pleased to announce a new spotlight featuring Environmental and Earth Science DR K-12 projects, with a focus on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): http://www.cadrek12.org/spotlight-dr-k-12-environmentalearth-science-projects-and-next-generation-science-standardsIn this spotlight, each project team has chosen one aspect of their work to…See More
Sep 24, 2013
Sangeeta Gulati left a comment for Kim Lightle
"Hi Kim,thanks for the welcome note.There is a whole lot here to explore and learn from.I will be visiting this site often in coming days to get acquainted with the content,discussions and various forums. Thank you for adding me to this wonderful…"
Sep 23, 2013
Sangeeta Gulati left a comment for Kim Lightle
"Hi Kim,thanks for the welcome note.There is a whole lot here to explore and learn from.I will be visiting this site often in coming days to get acquainted with the content,discussions and various forums. Thank you for adding me to this wonderful…"
Sep 23, 2013
Kim Lightle posted a blog post

Mama Mia, Mama Mia! A Canadian Bohemian Rhapsodizes About String Theory

Not that I understand one bit of what Tim is singing about -- but I sure did enjoy watching!From NPR: It's been frustrating, this 100-year search by physicists all over the world for a Unified Theory of Everything. And Tim Blais, physics grad student, a capella singer and Queen fan, feels their collective pain. Don't miss the Albert Einstein hand puppet in a hail storm, crying his heart out in Blais' Bohemian Rhapsody on String Theory.…See More
Sep 23, 2013
Patricia McGlown left a comment for Kim Lightle
"Thanks Kim, It nice to have support from outside sources. This is going on my 3rd year in MS as all my previous experience was in ES. I am a certified Reading Specialist for grades K-12 but hadn't been able to use the certification in Social…"
Jun 30, 2013
Alicia Williams left a comment for Kim Lightle
"Thanks Kim, looks like a great page. I plan on familiarizing myself with all the areas you mentioned between this week and next. I relocated from Panama to Chile in January and I'm still getting used to the ways things are done here at…"
Jun 13, 2013
Mary Memmer replied to Kim Lightle's discussion Using Pinterest in Math and Science
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Jun 12, 2013
Debora Rogers left a comment for Kim Lightle
" I am feeling slightly overwhelmed with this new assignment of spanish 1 and teaching STEM . I believe we do not have any budget but I am going to the Mining Assoc. workshop for teachers this summer. It looks so fun.  I hope to get some…"
Jun 3, 2013

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Kim Lightle's Blog

Spotlight on NSF-Funded Environmental/Earth Science Projects and the Next Generation Science Standards

CADRE is very pleased to announce a new spotlight featuring Environmental and Earth Science DR K-12 projects, with a focus on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): http://www.cadrek12.org/spotlight-dr-k-12-environmentalearth-science-projects-and-next-generation-science-standards

In this spotlight, each project team has chosen one…

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Posted on September 24, 2013 at 1:30pm

Mama Mia, Mama Mia! A Canadian Bohemian Rhapsodizes About String Theory

Not that I understand one bit of what Tim is singing about -- but I sure did enjoy watching!

From NPR: It's been frustrating, this 100-year search by physicists all over the world for a Unified Theory of Everything. And Tim Blais, physics grad student, a capella singer and Queen fan, feels their…

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Posted on September 23, 2013 at 10:00am

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Released

The standards are now available at www.nextgenscience.org. The new standards establish learning expectations in science for K–12 students combining three important dimensions—science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts. NGSS provides a cohesive approach to science instruction that will significantly change the way science is taught and learned.

Twenty-six states led the development of…

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Posted on April 10, 2013 at 11:00am

Learn More About the Next Gen Science Standards Second Public Draft

Immediately following the January 8 release of the second public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards, on Wednesday, January 9, at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern), NSTA will host a web seminar on key components of the second NGSS draft featuring Stephen Pruitt, Vice President for Content, Research and Development for Achieve. The 90-minute webinar will also include NSTA President Karen Ostlund. To register for the web seminar, click here:…

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Posted on January 4, 2013 at 5:45pm

Participate in a Pilot Study of Biodiversity and Climate Change Curriculum Materials

Are you interested in participating in a pilot study of a new middle and high school curriculum designed to teach students about climate change and the impacts of climate change on biological communities? If so, the University of Michigan with support from the National Science Foundation developed a curriculum that fuses core science content with scientific practices in several important topic areas including weather and climate, the greenhouse effect, and the carbon cycle. This online…

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Posted on December 11, 2012 at 2:10pm

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At 11:34am on September 23, 2013, Sangeeta Gulati said…

Hi Kim,thanks for the welcome note.There is a whole lot here to explore and learn from.I will be visiting this site often in coming days to get acquainted with the content,discussions and various forums.

Thank you for adding me to this wonderful network.

At 1:38pm on June 30, 2013, Patricia McGlown said…

Thanks Kim,

It nice to have support from outside sources. This is going on my 3rd year in MS as all my previous experience was in ES. I am a certified Reading Specialist for grades K-12 but hadn't been able to use the certification in Social Studies until the last 2 years. It was a great experience as the other teacher offered no support so I winged it. My Standardized test scores for Social Studies were great and helped raise her scores.

I love both the subjects. The students here are well traveled and I learned a lot about the Ancient Civilizations through their personal travels. They were excellent primary sources.

Pat

PS I am from Cleveland, Ohio (^_*)

At 10:53am on June 13, 2013, Alicia Williams said…

Thanks Kim, looks like a great page. I plan on familiarizing myself with all the areas you mentioned between this week and next.

I relocated from Panama to Chile in January and I'm still getting used to the ways things are done here at Craighouse School.  It's an IB school, therefore my plannign has to be immaculate.  I'm glad I found MSP2. Once I'm more settled in, I can spend more time digging into this new oasis.

Thanks again for your warm welcome

At 4:24pm on June 3, 2013, Debora Rogers said…

 I am feeling slightly overwhelmed with this new assignment of spanish 1 and teaching STEM . I believe we do not have any budget but I am going to the Mining Assoc. workshop for teachers this summer. It looks so fun.  I hope to get some great ideas.

At 8:50pm on October 17, 2012, Xianbao Yan said…

Hello Kim Lightle,

Thank you for your warm welcome.THis is a great site! What interets me most is the blogs and forum! It's a nice site for STEM!

At 11:58am on October 12, 2012, Anthony Echols said…

Hello Kim,

Thank you so much for making me part of the team. This is my first year teaching and needless to say...I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. I have been a Professional Engineer for the past 14 years and decided to "make a difference" and close the achievement gap by joining the Nashville Teaching Fellows organization over this past summer. Needless to say the "very brief" bootcamp that they put you through is not enough to prepare you for the "real classroom"!! At this point I'm just trying to reach out for as much help as I can get. Currently my goal is to try and make my classroom more fun, interesting and exciting; I feel like I just lecture at this point and I am not getting through. If you have any ideas/suggestions I am more than open. I keep hearing about differentiating instruction,creating centers, using manipulatives etc....but all of this is foreign to me and I am not getting the support to figure this out...so I'm DESPERATELY doing research online...any help/ideas/suggestions would be GRRRREATLY APPRECIATED!!!

Sincerely,

A Echols

At 10:40pm on September 26, 2012, Michael Harvey said…

Since this will be the first time for us can you make any suggestions?

At 10:39pm on September 26, 2012, Michael Harvey said…

Hi Kim

Thank you for the warm welcome.  We are all excited about starting a project based STEM  program.  I had the first class yesterday and the students were quite interested.  We went over microprocessor basics and the weeks to com we shall learn up to the point where we can program and interface a microcontroller.  Hope to hear from you again soon

Michael

At 9:35am on August 24, 2012, Charlie Skidmore said…
Hi Kim,
 
Thanks so much for this article.  I will meet the staff of the school where I am coaching next week.  Once I get to know them and their needs, I look forward to planning a webinar or other even so I can learn and share more about co-teaching.
 
Charlie
At 6:37pm on August 15, 2012, Charlie Skidmore said…

Hi Kim,

Thank you for your warm welcome.  I am looking forward to using the resources of the Middle School Portal.  I will be working as a coach to a principal of a middle school, and since my background is primarily high school, I want to make sure I have as many sources of good ideas as possible for this work.  The school where I will be coaching is very specailized in that it uses a co-teaching model in all classrooms.  The school's focus is inclusion of all learners.  I will be looking for ideas that support differentiated instruction so that students on Individualized Education Plans get equal access to the math and science curricula.  I look forward to visiting this site often.

 

Sincerely,

 

Charlie

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