Alan Sills is an educational specialist with over 20 years of classroom experience. Mr. Sills has taught high school earth science and chemistry along with college level chemistry, meteorology, modern technologies and physical science. Mr. Sills has served as webmaster for NJESTA (www.njesta.org) and has presented, largely on the topic of effective technology infusion and inquiry learning in the secondary science classroom on the local, state and national levels. Mr. Sills has worked with a number of national programs and projects including EarthView, developed by Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory; Global Systems Science, a product of the Lawrence Hall of Science as well as several others. His ongoing activities include private consulting and professional development programs for secondary educators on technology infusion and inquiry learning.
Mr. Sills uses a varied style with his students. He sets high standards and often uses an "understanding by design" approach where students function as active learners and work to construct their own knowledge.
Mr. Sills has received local earth science and chemistry teaching awards. He has received several grants during the course of his career. Most recently, Mr. Sills successfully completed the Information Technology in Science graduate program at Texas A&M designed to expore inquiry learning in science using technology.
B.S. in Earth and Atmospheric Science M.A. in Instruction and Curriculum/Earth Science Supervisors Certificate earned in NJ in 2003
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