Together, Cheryl Nelson and Wendy Goldfein bring a total of over 50 years of teaching experience in kindergarten through seventh grade. They have taught gifted and special needs students as well as English Language Learners. Wendy and Cheryl have developed an integrated engineering curriculum encompassing grades K-7.Cheryl lives in Virginia and Wendy has recently moved from Virginia to Washington State. Their blog and website provides free STEM resources and support ideas. Follow their Facebook and Pinterest pages for updates on grants, curriculum, and professional development opportunities. http://www.getcaughtengineering.com https://www.facebook.com/GetCaughtEngineering
Wendy and Cheryl believe that children learn best when given the opportunity to apply the concepts taught in the classroom to real world problems. Problem solving with hands on activities drives their curriculum and inspires children to work as a team and persevere as they strive for solutions.
Wendy is a National Board Certificated teacher and is the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.She received a Japanese Fulbright Memorial Fund Award and was a finalist for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship.She has consulted and written educational materials for numerous organizations including The Smithsonian and Discovery Education. She also served on the teacher advisory boards for Scholastic Publications and Time Magazine for Kids. Cheryl was a 2015 nominee for the Fairfax County School District Leadership Award. Cheryl and Wendy are the recipients of numerous STEM grants to fund their school’s engineering program. They were recently published in NSTA's Science and Children journal, and regularly present workshops at state and national science and STEM conventions. They have developed STEM programs and workshops for The National Building Museum,The Bellevue Art Museum, and The Smithsonian.
Wendy received her undergraduate degree from the University of Puget Sound and her graduate degree from Eastern Washington University, in addition to doctoral course work in science education at George Mason University. Cheryl received her undergraduate degree from York College and completed graduate studies at the University of Virginia. Wendy and Cheryl both have continued to add to their STEM educational foundation by regularly attending STEM and Engineering courses and workshops. Cheryl and Wendy have been trained by the Boston Science Museum's Engineering is Elementary program to present workshops about EiE.
Wendy and Cheryl are eager to help spread the word on children's engineering. They have trained teachers and administrators throughout the United States. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a workshop. Testimonials from recent workshops are available on their website: http://www.getcaughtengineering.com/ Like their Facebook page for amazing resources and ideas they share each week: https://www.facebook.com/GetCaughtEngineering Get Caught Engineering also has a very popular STEM board on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/getcaughtengin/ And follow their TPT store to receive a monthly STEM newsletter filled with ideas.
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