Dorothy Ginnett

I am the Science Curriculum Specialist and Gifted Education Grant Coordinator for School Improvement Services at the Cooperative Educational Services Agency 5 (CESA 5) in central Wisconsin. We serve 35 rural school districts and I offer professional development training workshops for science educators and gifted education coordinators/teachers. I am a Wildlife Ecologist and have worked as a science educator at the middle school, high school, college and graduate levels. I enjoy connecting students to the beauty and wonder of the natural world. I also enjoy teaching with technology and have been teaching fully online courses and developing fully curriculum since 2004. Currently, I teach fully online high school courses in AP Biology, Biology & Marine Science for Wisconsin Virtual School. I love using Web 2.0 tools, such as the NSTA Learning Center, in both professional development and teaching.




Cooperative Educational Services Agency (CESA 5), Wisconsin

Recent Posts by Dorothy

Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:37 AM in Three-Dimensional Instruction
Hi Flavio and Carolyn - I'm looking forward to today's virtual conference (Sat. Feb. 11, 2017) on Exploring 3-D instruction. As a professional development instructor for K-12 science teachers in 35 rural school districts in our region in central Wisconsin, I am eager to learn how to help in-service teachers develop creative and engaging 3-D NGSS lessons, units and assessments. Thank you fo...

Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:43 PM in Virtual Conference Discussion: The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
In one of today's Virtual Conference Sessions on T he Total Solar Eclipse of 2017, the presenter's discussed how the 1979 Total Solar Eclipse provided evidence to support Einstein's theories. I imagine there is great excitement in physics and astronomy about this upcoming eclipse. What types of scientific experiments on solar science and/or data to test scientific theories are planned for the...

Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:38 PM in Virtual Conference Discussion: The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
A Total Solar Eclipse is an amazing event and definitely not to be missed. I was fortunate to be able to view the 1979 Total Solar Eclipse in Portland, OR. We were standing in a soccer field and watched the shadow move across the ground. Don't miss this 2017 total solar eclipse. It will leave you awestruck and is a wondrous natural event to engage students in science. Dorothy

Recent Reviews by Dorothy

Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:29 PM
5 Animal Locomotion and NGSS
This article presents a series of engaging student centered activities and a project on animal locomotion. This vertebrate trackway analysis is a NGSS based integration of engineering and math into biology and earth science classes. Students collect and analyze data on human stride patterns and dinosaur trackways to study the biomechanics of animal locomotion. There are excellent web based resources provided to assist with classroom implementation.

Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:45 PM
4 Climate Change and NGSS
This Green Room article provides creative teaching ideas and excellent website resources for updated information on Climate Change. These resources can assist you with integrating climate change into your curriculum as you work to align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Mon May 12, 2014 6:47 PM
5 The ebook Revolution
This short article is an excellent overview of the potential of interactive digital etexts for enhancing student learning and of the pitfalls associated with etext integration. The SAMR model for technology integration is discussed in the context of etext adoption (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification Redefinition). Of particular interest it the potential to "future-proof" etexts with digital updates.

Recent Public Collections by Dorothy


27 Resources

Biodiversity teaching resources and content background for K-12 educators.

The Galapagos
Type: Journal Article
Grade: College

Nature in the City: Outdoor projects for urban schools
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Elementary School

Geologic Time

1 Resources

Science Sampler: Taking steps to understand geologic time
Type: Journal Article
Grade: Middle School

Nature of Science

10 Resources

Resource collection on the nature of science, scientific method and scientific inquiry.

NSTA Position Statement on Scientific Inquiry and Education
Type: User uploaded resource

Podcast: Scientific Method
Type: Podcast
Grade: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Informal Education