I was born and raised in Seward, where I teach Middle School Science. I also started a Maker Lab and Foods class at Seward Middle School. Cooking is one of my passions along with being active, reading and socializing. I recharge in the outdoors and love my hometown. As a teacher I my goals are to improve student capacity for learning, science, collaboration and creativity. Right now I am focusing on students engaging in inquiry learning and using the design/engineering processes to create content and products that demonstrate their abilities/learning. I'm trying to move toward standards based grading and more inquiry/project based learning.
PL Strategy to share:
My big focus is student ownership/reflection using their data and flexible tools to engage in a path that is specific to their needs. I also want their exploration to personalized in its topics/themes so as to offer a more relevant educational experience.