KSTF Teaching Fellows and Senior Fellows are continually discovering new ways to get students interested in STEM subjects. Read on for highlights from our community of teaching professionals.
During the fall 2015 semester, the students in Susan Pienta ‘s earth and environmental science class explored stormwater management. At the conclusion of the semester, they presented best practices and recommendations for filtering, …Read More
On May 4, 2015, Colorado-based KSTF Fellows, KSTF Executive Director Nicole Gillespie and KSTF President William Rulon-Miller met with Governor John W. Hickenlooper of Colorado to discuss teacher leadership.
2011 KSTF Teaching Fellow Sheila Orr teaches integrated Earth Math (Earth Science & Algebra 1). To encourage a deeper level of engagement and integration in the unit on severe weather and writing linear …Read More
2011 KSTF Teaching Fellow Sheila Orr collaborated with Frances Harper, a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University, to write a chapter in Social Justice, the Common Core, and Closing the Instructional Gap. Their chapter, …Read More
To study and increase participation of underrepresented students in Advanced Placement (AP) STEM classes, Mountain View High School formed an AP Task Force. Sarah Macway , 2010 KSTF Teaching Fellow and Mountain View teacher, …Read More
Former engineer and 2014 KSTF Teaching Fellow Taylor Williams developed a factory simulation project to teach logistics and statistics to his engineering students. A summer internship at Proctor & Gamble inspired the project. …Read More
2012 Teaching Fellow Camden Burton and his biology students at Olathe Northwest High School conducted a genetics project during winter 2013–2014. The primary investigator on the project presented their work at the …Read More
2010 Teaching Fellow Kristin Germinario , a biology teacher at Randolph High School (Randolph, N.J.), wrote a piece that was featured in the April 7, 2014 issue of her school’s electronic newsletter. In the …Read More