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Susan Kaye Quinn
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  • Palatine, IL
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Susan Kaye Quinn commented on Richard Varner's blog post The Science Connections in Science Fiction
"I'm not a teacher, but I know that our jr high (gr 7-8) uses team teaching and thematic units. For example, Anne Frank is used in everything from english (obviously) to math and science in a coordinated effort. As a school board member, it was…"
Oct 8, 2010
Susan Kaye Quinn commented on Richard Varner's blog post The Science Connections in Science Fiction
"I just stumbled across a new middle grade book called "The Reinvention of Thomas Edison" where Science geek Eddy Thomas can invent useful devices to do anything, except solve his bully problem. I'm putting it on my TBR list! :)"
Sep 8, 2010
Susan Kaye Quinn commented on Richard Varner's blog post The Science Connections in Science Fiction
"Richard - I actually interned at NASA Goddard, but it was a long time ago! But if I need some current rocket scientist help, I know just where to come. Thanks for the offer! :)"
Sep 7, 2010
Susan Kaye Quinn commented on Richard Varner's blog post The Science Connections in Science Fiction
"This is a great discussion! First a little about me: I have a Ph.D. in engineering and getting kids excited about science has always been a passion of mine. I have three boys ages 7-11, am very involved in their schools, and I currently serve on my…"
Sep 7, 2010
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Sep 7, 2010

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Which best describes your position?
Informal Educator
What discipline(s) do you teach?
Science, Technology, Other
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Content knowledge
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Science fairs/competitions

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At 6:25am on September 28, 2010, mary david said…
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At 11:44pm on September 14, 2010, Karolee Smiley said…
Hi Susan!
Welcome to MSP2!
I am glad you joined us!

There are a variety of resources available here, so I recommend you explore the site. Be sure to look at the resources on the home page. The NSDL site will take you to several sites that can help you in lesson planning, educational strategies, or opportunities to access other resources.

The more we all share, the more we all can learn. There is a wealth of resources here, and now you are a part of that too. The forums are a great collaborative tool.
If you have any questions, comments, or ideas to share, you can add those to the discussion boards and get feedback from others.

There are also events you might be interested in. Events are recorded, so if you miss a one, you can check out the recorded session and add to the discussion boards. Let us know if there is something in particular you want us to address or topics and technologies you might want to learn about.
Personally, I would like to get a discussion on Science Fairs. What is the purpose, how can we organize them, and make them more educationally productive. Maybe you would like to join in!

If you need any help or would like to see something added, just let us know.
At 8:18am on September 7, 2010, Mary Henton said…
Welcome, Susan,

Have you had much opportunity to check out the site? If not, here are a few places that might be helpful:

1. The Math and Science Resource Guides are standards-based resources for middle grades educators. One of the Science Guides is on Science Fairs. The guides are wiki pages, thereby allowing folks to contribute to the resources. Please feel free to participate here.

2. We've been facilitating Webinars over the past months and record them for review and use after the fact. There are resource pages attached here that you are also welcome to contribute to.

3. There are several Groups to help focus and direct conversation. We also see these as places to encourage more one-to-one connection between professionals.

4. A couple of current conversations that might interest you include--
- an invitation by a teacher in NC to connect students across the US around the topic of weather
- a discussion about science fiction literature as inspiration to students
- conversation about teaching critical thinking skills

Please feel free to jump in wherever you feel drawn. Post a comment, share ideas and resources, ask questions, engage in any of the discussions. Also feel free to let us know if there is anything particular you are interested in or looking for.


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