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

Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:39 PM in How to Start Off as a Teacher
If you are going to teach in high school, you must not be friends with your students. Do not follow on social media or share what your weekend plans are. Great advice was given in the previous post. Hold yourself to a different standard by being the professional. Do not allow students to cross the line when it comes to how they can address you and speak to you.

Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:40 PM in Classroom Behavior
Student discipline is an issue to be concerned with. I would say that teachers who have excellent classroom management skills, keep students engaged in the lesson, and give students something to look forward to each day, seem to have the least amount of disruptions. Children tend to live up to the expectations set for them. After 25 years of teaching, I have not had a "bad" class. I have had stude...

Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:43 AM in CO Adopts NGSS...Now What?!
We just adopted the NGSS in the past year. I work with a STEM team and we have been aligning our lessons with the NGSS for the past 3 years. Our parish does not use textbooks for science. In fact, when it was presented to teachers this year, there was no scope and sequence or any other guidelines given to teachers. Currently, the district is working with Amplify to plan for next year. In element...

Recent Reviews by Pamela

Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:09 PM
5 5E's
This article explains the reason for each of the 5E's in a straight forward manner. It is not recommended to skip any of the 5E's and you may need to scaffold back to one of the E's in order to clarify misconceptions. This is an article that I have read several times and keep it saved on my desktop so that I can go back and reread it from time to time.

Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:06 PM
4 Trade Books/Ecosystems
I partially agree with the author stating K-3 is about observation and 4-5 is about exploration. I believe that younger students can explore just as the upper grade students. However, they may never have had an opportunity to observe living things interacting in an ecosystem. This is a great read and if you are planning a lesson on ecosystems, I highly recommend this article.

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.

Recent Public Collections by Pamela

Ecosystems/Life Science

67 Resources

Elementary level ecosystems and life cycles.

Genes and Race in the Classroom: Science in a Social Context
Type: Journal Article

Habitat Sweet Habitat
Type: Journal Article

3 Dimensional Learning & Assessments

6 Resources

3 Dimensional Learning & Assessments

Three- Dimensional Instruction
Type: User uploaded resource

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12: 2018
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