I have a wide variety of experiences: 13 years instructing science (earth science, physics, physical science, and biology) in grades 7-12. Adjunct instructor for Boise State University and Northwest Nazarene University. 9 years - Forestry Technician (Fire- Helitack, hotshots, engine crew). I also have been a gold mining geologist, a hydrologic technician, and a graphic artist.
Project Based Learning, STEM, constructivist, multiple intelligence, and inquiry.
Teacher of the year- Klamath Union High School Recipient of the $15,000 GTE grant for integrating robotics into STEM, State Champions for Odyssey of the Minds
BS in Geology from CSU Stanislaus, & a Masters in Education from Eastern Oregon University
I am currently the president and co-founder of a company called 4 Teachers by Teachers, LLC. We have several websites under the name of Prepdog, such as .com, .org, .net, .us, and .info. My wife teaches 1st grade and I have a daughter going into 3rd grade. I have been on a crusade of sorts trying to help teachers integrate STEM activities into their normal curriculum of math and English. I will be sharing some of the items we have in Prepdog.com on this site so that teachers that do not know about Prepdog.com can use them also. Prepdog.com has automated assessment to accompany many of the items that I will be posting on this site. I also currently offer professional development or continuing education credits through Northwest Nazarene University. I hope these activities help generate some interest in STEM.