Karen Garland
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Karen Garland
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A detailed differentiated lesson for introducing longitude and latitude to students. Includes hands-on, group activities that address student in...
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A hands-on, interactive differentiated lesson plan to add to your wetland unit. Through a number of learning-styles, students will develop an un...
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A differentiated unit plan about heat conduction and insulation that targets hands-on learning and critical thinking skills. Great for understan...
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A differentiated lesson using the book, Divide and Ride by Stuart Murphy, to teach about division in a real-world manner. Using Bloom's Taxonomy...
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This activity packet includes mystery worksheets that students have to solve to unveil a surprise picture! They can be used to review 1 - 11s mul...
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A hands-on unit geared for a variety of learning styles and interests. Students will develop an understanding of amphibians, the differences and...
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Descriptive writing PowerPoint that accompanies the "Descriptive Writing Using Raccoons: lesson, which is located in my store.
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A cross-curricular, differentiated lesson connecting language arts with science, as students learn about raccoons and how to identify and use des...
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between letters and sounds by identifying the –sh consonant digraph and its sound....
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This lesson introduces students to the prediction reading comprehension strategy to help them make sense of the book, The Mitten, adapted by Jan ...
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*Be sure and download the FREE "Wild about Turkeys" PowerPoint that accompanies this lesson. If you are looking for a non-traditional way to cel...
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Hands-on lessons highlighting that soil is not a dirty word! Packet includes: * Background information, including particle size demonstration *5...
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A differentiated lesson plan using the book, Squirrel's New Year Resolution by Patricia Tilton. The packet includes a sequencing worksheet to be...
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An interactive unit that uses critical thinking and problem-solving strategies to build understanding of the important role surface tension plays...
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Combining natural history and math for an interactive refresher for kinesthetic learners on how to determine the mean, median, mode and range. B...
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*The PowerPoint is to be used with the “Wild about Turkey” lesson, which includes the PPT script and additional activities. If you are looking ...
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A short introduction to division to use with the Fun with Division lesson.
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An overview that soil is not a dirty word. Use the PPT as an introduction with the Sensational Soils! lesson packet, located in my store.
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Scientists often spend time studying the various biotic and abiotic components that make up ecosystems. Thus, one important element of an ecosyst...
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Scientists often spend time studying the various biotic and abiotic components that make up the ecosystems. One important element of an ecosystem...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

When I was asked as a young child what do you want to be when you grow up my response was always the same—a teacher. However, for various reasons I chose a different path after high school, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology Despite this fact, my childhood dream was indirectly always a part of me, as I have been an informal educator for the past 16 years. As an environmental educator, my contributions have been ones filled with service, commitment, and a passion to teach others about protecting the environment and conserving natural resources. I have written and published two, K – 12 curricula for educators, that spotlight Georgia’s unique and diverse flora, fauna, and aquatic habitats. Since 2002, I have taught over 2900 statewide educators in the professional development workshops I have led. However, it was because of my commitment and passion to education that I made the decision to pursue the Masters in Arts in Teaching with the desire to fulfill my childhood dream of teaching students on a daily basis. I am very excited with this new chapter in my life, as I guide my students and myself into the wonderful world of learning.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on, minds-on learning that incorporates differentiated instruction. I am a big proponent of outdoor learning and using the environment to connect students to real-world learning opportunties.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

EEinGeorgia Trailblazer Award, 2002 Project WILD Facilitator of the Year, 2003 Monarchs Across GA Facilitator of the Year, 2004 Project WET, Project WILD, and Project Learning Tree Facilitator of the Year, 2007 Environmental Education Alliance Service Award by an Individual, 2009 Environmental Education Alliance Dr. Eugene Odum Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011 Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators Watts Scholar, 2011 Alpha Chi National Honor Society, 2012 Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education , 2012

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Reinhardt University, Waleska, GA M.A.T. Master of Art in Teaching Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA B.S. Biology and Environmental Science Additional training: Gifted and Reading Endorsement , Project WET Facilitator, Project WILD Facilitator, Project Learning Tree Facilitator, Monarchs in the Classroom Facilitator, National Wildlife Federation’s Discovering Schoolyard Habitats and Wolf Tracks Facilitator, World Wildlife Fund’s Biodiversity Basics Facilitator, Leopold Education Project Facilitator, Our Shared Forest Facilitator, Flying Wild Facilitator, Georgia Master Gardener * Presented at over 30 national, state, and local educational conferences.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Beekeeper, master gardener, backyard chicken farmer, and geocacher