My week at the Siemens STEM Institute

This is a post that I should have written quite a while ago. I haven’t put it off because of laziness, but because I’ve really been struggling to find the right words that will do this topic justice. Back in March, I was notified that I had been selected as one of fifty (yes, 5-0) …

We want STEM-tastic challenges!

Over the summer, I was selected as one of fifty teachers nationwide to be a fellow at the Siemens STEM Institute (more on that in another post I’m working on) in Washington DC. While there, I participated in the most amazing, hands-on, collaborative projects that truly inspired me to jump feet-first into STEM education. My …

Let the beat go on!

“Let the beat go on” bracelets, on sale for $2 each I am currently advising one of my students as she goes through the process of earning her Girl Scouts Gold Award. She is focusing on making our school district a safer place. Her goal is to raise money to pay for CPR certification for …

#BIF10

#BIF10 = Business Innovation Factory Summit, year 10. It was held at Trinity Rep in Providence. A selfie with Wendy Cotta, fellow MassCUE board member. Excited for the day to begin! Wow, what an experience. We listened to the stories of so many influential, innovative, inspiring, and successful people. From Richard Wurman (the co-founder of …

Geeky Shirt Friday!

This week’s edition of Geeky Shirt Friday . . . do you know what it is? The answer will be posted in a comment below.

STEM Career of the Week – Civil Engineer

The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington DC Civil Engineer Job Description:  Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems. Education:  Bachelor’s, Master’s Possible Job Titles:  Civil Engineer, Engineer, Project …

Two Students Attended Junior Achievement Financial Adacemy!

I’m very proud to report that 2 of my students were selected to attend a week-long financial literacy “boot camp” sponsored by Junior Achievement. Only 50 students in New England were chosen for this honor and TWO of them were some of my brightest superstars! So very proud of these students and can’t wait to …

Fully Funded – THANK YOU!!

I am so happy to report that my DonorsChoose.org project has been fully funded! I am so excited to receive these computer science goodies and start a computer science club at school for my students. They have been clamoring for more computer science and coding “stuff” since participating in the Hour of Code last school …

Another Great Tool – Kahoot!

Another great tool for the classroom – Kahoot! It’s a free response system/competition that uses any form of technology you may have. The teacher creates the game and has it projected for students to see. Students connect to the game via a website and PIN number. They can use phones, computers, tablets, basically anything that …

Geeky Shirt Friday!

This week’s edition of Geeky Shirt Friday . . . do you know what it is? The answer will be posted in a comment below.

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