STEM Everyday #70: A Special Connection to STEM

July 18, 2017

Perhaps the greatest technalogical achievement in human history was in 1969 when the Eagle landed on the moon.  Chris talks about those connections in life that make things special.  For Chris one of his connections is his birthday, it was on the seventh anniversary of this landmark event.     Keep up with NASA events at: www.nasa.gov/nasalive     Chris Woods Host of the STEM Everyday Podcast HS Math Teacher, STEM Presenter, iBook Creator, & Podcaster “STEM is everywhere…Let me […]

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Monika King, Todd Miller, and Steve Murdie from Maur Hill Mount Academy

July 12, 2017

***note: issues with audio quality due to connection issues during interview*** Today, we’re joined by 3 educators who have been practicing PBL for many years (remember, this isn’t new, folks).  Monika King is the Principal, Steve Murdie is a Physics teacher, and Todd Miller is a Biology and A&P teacher at Maur Hill-Mount Academy, a college-prep international boarding school in Atchison, Kansas. Teachers at MH-MA are acutely attuned to what colleges of all types are wanting from high school graduates. Facing […]

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Independence Day Special: Gene Clark (A.K.A. Chris’ Grandpa)

July 3, 2017

As we celebrate Independence day we thought this would be a great opportunity to take a look back to a special episode of the STEM Everyday podcast.   In this episode Chris interviews his grandpa Gene Clark, who was born on Christmas day in 1925.  Mr. Clark started first grade when he was only four years old, they did not have kindergarten.  He graduated high school at the age of sixteen.  In the Navy Gene got into radio communications.  So […]

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GInger and Amy Storer Converse about PBL

June 28, 2017

Amy Storer is a curriculum coach in Montgomery ISD outside of Houston, Texas.  In today’s podcast, Amy shares several stories about how she started practicing PBL — or at least she thought she was, but on reflection, it was still just a ‘project.’  She then talks about several successful and exciting examples.  The overarching theme we keep hearing from Amy is how she’s a constant learner, reaching out to experts (she shares a piece of GOLD about local experts and […]

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STEM Everyday #68: Principal French

June 20, 2017

Proud Principal at Gatewood Elementary in the Hopkins School District in St. Paul Minnesota.  Interests are traveling, cooking & learning new things!  President of MESPA & MN 2015 NDP.  Mark has been a principal for 20 years, most recently serving as principal of Rice Lake Elementary in Maple Grove.  He started his teaching career in Houston and moved back to Minnesota to work at St. Paul Public Schools.  He then worked at the Blake Schools, then returned back to St. […]

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How Did You Decide to Jump into PBL? Megan Nagel Answers.

June 16, 2017

Think you need lots of training to coaching to integrate PBL into your classroom?  How about a keynote speech and a breakout session?  2018 Kansas Teacher of the Year Nominee Megan Nagel is a 6th Grade Science and ELA teacher at Santa Fe 5/6 center in Newton, Ks.  In this episode of the PracticingPBL podcast, Megan tells her story of when she found that piece that had been missing from her classroom. Connect with Megan on Twitter: @megan_nagel Find Ginger […]

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STEM Everyday #67: Dr. Christine Cunningham, EIE Founder and Director

June 13, 2017

Christine’s work focuses on one key question: How can the teaching of engineering and science change so that it benefits and includes diverse populations?  Before launching EiE in 2003, she was director of engineering education research at Tufts University; she also directed the first national longitudinal study of the factors that help women persist in college engineering majors.  Her work has been honored with numerous awards, including an Outstanding Leadership Award from the American Society for Engineering Education.  Christine holds […]

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STEM Everyday #66: Jenna Mercury

June 6, 2017

Jenna received her Masters of Science Education (K-8) from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.  She joined Science4Us after dedicating over 15 years of teaching science in the classroom in both public and charter schools.  Her experience includes teaching at a 1:1 iPad school as well as being a part of the iPad pilot development team several years prior to the implementation.  Jenna was selected to serve on her district’s Science Curriculum Review Board to evaluate and redesign the curriculum standards […]

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Diversity, Title 1, and PBL? No problem!

May 31, 2017

Listen in as Jennifer tells us about her highly diverse, Title 1 classroom and the PBL that her students are doing.  She reflects on PBL in the elementary classroom, and the balance of direct instruction with PBL, specifically.  And she reveals she does NO whole group direct instruction for her reading classes and yet her kids have made phenomenal growth this year.   Connect with Jennifer on Twitter @jmill517 .   Jennifer Miller — 4th grade teacher, Dodge City Public Schools     Find Ginger […]

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Teuton Talks with Professional Videographer Shawn Gormley

May 22, 2017

In this episode of Teuton Talks, Gabby visits with professional videographer Shawn Gormley.  We find out Gormley’s path to owning his own video business and discuss how he became interested in videography.

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