2 years- Science Teacher Trainer US Peace CORPS -Philippines. 5 years- Durango High School Biology, Algebra, Physics, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology. 11 years- Middle School Science: STEM, biology, geology, outdoor environmental education. 1 summer- Durango Discovery Museum science camps for pre-school and elementary school age children- Seedy Science camp and Engineering Design Lab camp.
I strive to build a collaborative classroom culture where learners work on teams to solve problems and build knowledge by designing creative displays of learning. My classroom teaching style involves cooperative learning in team-based settings with hands-on activities such as problem and puzzle solving, inquiry labs, case studies, gallery walks, and STEM activities such as mouse trap race car competitions, paddle boat competitions, bridge building competitions. I strive to have 100% student engagement though daily formative assessments with clickers, exit tickets, strategic reading and vocabulary activities, and partner interviews.
Teacher of the Month- Durango High School
1996 - BA, Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado. 1997 - BS, Secondary Science Education, Urbana University, Urbana, Ohio. 2005-M.Ed- Masters of Technology in Education, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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