Presently in my 7th year as an instructional leader. Courses taught include: Biology (General, Honors, and AP), Environmental Science (General and AP), Earth Science, Marine Science. Currently writing a course in public health and an integrated 9th grade health science curriculum.
My classes are a continual work in progress. Presently every course I teach is either "flipped" or 100% PBL. When My classes are not pursuing some sort of inquiry activity we are generally engaged in discussion and application. To get a feel for my classroom check out www.thelabatcma.com or follow @lab_207 on Twitter.
2015 Scaling STEM Keynote (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeD8K0v_lZk&list=LL323l-gtf9fvkHltL-6zPSQ) 2013 Kenan Fellow for Curriculum Development TED ED Lesson Contributor. You can view my lessons at http://ed.ted.com/lessons/activation-energy-kickstarting-chemical-reactions-vance-kite and http://ed.ted.com/lessons/urbanization-and-the-future-of-cities-vance-kite
B.S. In Biology Minor Chemistry
Teaching is what I was built to do. I have a passion for student engagement and relevant education. My goal is to never hear one of my students ask, "When will I ever use this?" I work long days and nights to put together resources that force students to engage and think.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, World History, Health, Biology, Public Health, Literature, Study Skills, General Science, Forensics, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects