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10/31/2014

SOUTHRIDGE HIGH TEACHER BRADFORD HILL’S LOVE OF PHYSICS MADE BEAVERTON A MODEL PROGRAM

The work of KSTF Senior Fellow Bradford Hill was profiled in an October 31, 2014 www.oregonlive.com article. The article discusses Bradford’s transformation of how physics is taught in his school, his district …Read More

9/05/2014

ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME

Heather Buskirk, KSTF Senior Fellow, is featured on the United States’ Department of Education Teach to Lead website. The story chronicles her role in co-founding a STEM-based school focused on project-based learning …Read More

8/18/2014

FOR UW-RIVER FALLS CLASS, SUMMER MEANS STUDYING AN ICY TELESCOPE

This summer, KSTF Senior Fellow Katey Shirey is introducing high school students to engineering design as an Upward Bound instructor at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The Upward Bound students are studying the …Read More

8/15/2014

TEACHER LEADERSHIP AS ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP

In a Huffington Post blog entitled, “ Teacher Leadership as Adaptive Leadership, ” KSTF Executive Director  Nicole Gillespie discusses viewing teacher leadership as adaptive leadership, and how this idea can be used to drive teacher-led educational …Read More

7/28/2014

AWARD-WINNING SAN FRANCISCO TEACHER INSPIRES KIDS TO FULL POTENTIAL

In a July 28, 2014 CBS San Francisco article, KSTF Senior Fellow Jessica Uy provides career advice to aspiring teachers. Read the full article.

7/10/2014

THE UNTAPPED POTENTIAL OF TEACHER NETWORKS

In a Huffington Post blog entitled, “ The Untapped Potential of Teacher Networks, ” KSTF Executive Director  Nicole Gillespie describes how teacher networks can be leveraged to improve the U.S. educational system.  

5/07/2014

THE TROUBLE WITH TOP-DOWN

An article written by 2009 KSTF Teaching Fellow Rebecca Van Tassell, “The Trouble with Top-Down,” was published in the May 2014 issue of Educational Leadership. The article highlights the importance of equipping teachers with …Read More

5/06/2014

HIGH-LEVERAGE IPAD APPS FOR THE MATHEMATICS CLASSROOM

KSTF Teacher Developer Ayanna Perry is the co-author of “High-Leverage iPad Apps for the Mathematics Classroom,” an article that was published in the Technology Tips section of the May 2014 issue of …Read More

5/06/2014

WHAT’S IN A NAME? THE CASE FOR ‘LEADING TEACHER’ VS. ‘TEACHER LEADER’

KSTF Executive Director  Nicole Gillespie discusses why she feels “leading teacher” is a more accurate and evocative term than “teacher leader,” in a Huffington Post blog post entitled, “ What’s in a Name? The Case for ‘Leading Teacher’ vs. ‘Teacher Leader. ‘”

5/01/2014

ENERGY THEATRE

2009 KSTF Teaching Fellow Lindsay Wells co-wrote an article entitled Energy Theatre, which was published in the May 2014 edition of The Physics Teacher. The article describes an activity that engages all students in representing the …Read More

5/01/2014

CHALKBOARD CHAMPIONS

KSTF Senior Fellow Alison Espinosa w as featured in the April 30, 2014 issue of the University of South Carolina (USC) Day Times, a daily newsletter. The “Chalkboard Champions” feature chronicled her road …Read More

5/01/2014

A TEACHER’S VISION FOR COMMON CORE

A blog written by KSTF Senior Fellow Alexandra Fuentes has been posted on Impatient Optimists, a blog maintained by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Her blog, A Teacher’s Vision for Common Core,  connects lessons from biology to standardized testing and Common Core.

4/30/2014

ISHARE WITH GUEST AUTHOR KRISTIN GERMINARIO

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 piece, …Read More

4/30/2014

LEE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT PORT ISOBEL

In fall 2013, Robert E. Lee High School Teacher and 2010 KSTF Teaching Fellow  Rachel Clausen was awarded one of 75 Good Neighbor Student Achievement Grants, sponsored by State Farm in partnership …Read More

4/29/2014

JIM LANE DELIVERS TEDX TALK ON 3D MODELING

KSTF Senior Fellow Jim Lane presented a TEDx Talk entitled, “Modeling the Microcosm: Inspiring Student Scientists in 3D.” In his TEDxMahtomedi presentation, Jim described how 3D modeling can help to bring the …Read More