Joy Agard

Hi! This is just my 2nd year of teaching. I am a 5th grade math/science specialist with a love for place-based, hands-on learning.

Location

HI

Affiliation

Kealakehe Elementary School

Recent Posts by Joy

Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:34 AM in STEM Competent Teachers
Pamela, Thank you for posting links to those articles. I've saved them in my library. I earned my MA in 2011 and a STEM certificate was not available through the university that I attended. I believe such a certificate would be beneficial for a pre-service teacher. Would courses teach pre-service elementary education teachers to develop inquiry-based lessons while integrating Science, T...

Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:20 AM in Space Science
Alyce, Thank you so much for posting the links to the NASA site! I just found the site last week and did not realize the wealth of information and tools that are there for educators. I think there is a movement to bring educators the awareness that curriculum has been developed for more than Aeronautical type education by NASA. I know that Earth Science is a curriculum that is being develope...

Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:12 AM in SciGuides are just links to other websites?
Hi Reid, I had the same reaction when I first viewed a SciGuide and then I realized that on the right hand column, there are vignettes and lesson plans to use. I agree that there aren't extensive lesson plans listed, and I was a bit disappointed, too. What I did find helpful through the SciGuides are the SciLinks interactive activities that correlated with the SciGuide topic. Finding the Sci...





Recent Reviews by Joy


Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:44 PM
5 Physics revisited...Gravity understood!
The Gravity and Orbits SciGuide was a great way for me to review the college level Physics class that I took nearly 12 years ago. Although I teach grade 5, this SciGuide provided me with content knowledge at all grade levels. This is valuable because it helped me understand the scope and sequence of gravity and orbits standards which in effect gives me a better idea of what students are supposed to know by grade 5, what I can review, and where I need to guide them in their knowledge of the solar system. I like that I now know how to scaffold UP, and really challenge the really bright students in my class.


Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:35 AM
4 Full of Information
The Gravity and Orbits SciPack was a great way for me to review the college level Physics class that I took nearly 12 years ago. Although I teach grade 5, this SciPack provided me with content knowledge at all grade levels. This isv aluable because it helped me understand the scope and sequence of gravity and orbits standards which in effect gives me a better idea of what students are supposed to know by grade 5, what I can review, and where I need to guide them in their knowledge of the solar system. I like that I now know how to scaffold UP, and really challenge the really bright students in my class.