Pamela Dupre

I'm a STEM Master Teacher for grades 3 -5. I spend 3 weeks at 3 different schools on a rotation basis throughout the year. I have been fortunate to receive professional development with LEGO EV3 Mindstorm Robots, Little Bits, and Vernier Probeware. I love what I do! My husband is my biggest cheerleader. I am beyond excited to meet with other educators from all over the U.S. and spend a week immersed in science and math. Having access to so much information before the academy is just incredible. #MEMTA16 PS This year has brought a new challenge. We lost two elementary STEM Teachers and now each of us serves 4 schools. We spend one week at each school. Email and texting are essential to keep up with what is happening at each school. I've been working with teachers on choosing grants to write that will help them get the materials they want and need to enrich their STEM lessons. It's exciting to have Kindergarten teachers ask for my help!




Calcasieu Parish School Board

Recent Posts by Pamela

Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:01 AM in STEM in an Elementary Classroom
EiE Engineering is elementary has free lessons. /curriculum-units' target="_blank"> /curriculum-units Just sign up to get access to free downloads, teachers' edition and student workbook. You can purchase their kits online or look at the supply kit and ask parents to send some items lik...

Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:06 AM in Changes in the Ecosystem
Almira, I love 5th graders! I know it is challenging at times too. Are you talking about changes in a specific ecosystem like coral reefs? I'm not sure exactly what you need but I know you can find an abundance of information and lessons on that topic(and many others) by using the Explore All Resources tab on the menu to search. A lot of the material is free and will provide you with background co...

Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:27 PM in Research Matters!
Thank you, Flavio! I am anxious to read the one about student engagement. I absolutely embrace the method of generating explanations instead of reading about them. I can't wait to read that as well.

Recent Reviews by Pamela

Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:56 PM
5 Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
This is a very comprehensive resource with National Science Education Standards for 5th-8th grade. I've never thought of observing active yeast under a microscope before but I plan to now. I will not be doing all of the experiments in here but wow, there is something for everyone in the Gourmet Lab.

Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:21 PM
5 Erosion
Great article with lesson for students to design and test a model to prevent or slow down erosion. The materials are easy to find and inexpensive.

Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:57 PM
5 Having Fun With Forces and Motion
Classroom Curling lured me in and now I have to do this. I don't have to do it; I want to do it! Playing games to teach scientific concepts ensures high engagement, and exploration on the part of the students. When we make science connect to real world experiences, students are able to apply scientific principals and create graphs on the data they create! It's a win-win for everyone!

Recent Public Collections by Pamela

3 Dimensional Learning & Assessments

5 Resources

3 Dimensional Learning & Assessments

Three- Dimensional Instruction
Type: User uploaded resource

Using Formative and Alternative Assessments to Support Instruction and Measure Student Learning
Type: Journal Article

Writing in Science

14 Resources

Journals, other writing, articles, and research.

Writing Assignments in a Nonmajor Introductory Ecology Class
Type: Journal Article

“Scientific Writing”—A Course to Improve the Writing of Science Students: Stressing the English Language Component of Scientific Writing
Type: Journal Article


78 Resources

Assessment Questions and Rubric
Type: User uploaded resource

"Clicker" Cases: Introducing Case Study Teaching Into Large Classrooms
Type: Journal Article