Mary Bigelow

I was a secondary science teacher for 27 years and then moved to a curriculum/PD position at a regional service agency, where I worked with several math/science partnerships. I currently write blogs for NSTA (including Ms Mentor) and am a webwatcher for the SciLinks project. I am the coauthor of "Rise and Shine: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Science Teacher." I am an avid birdwatcher, too.

Location

PA

Affiliation

Retooled (not retired) science teacher and administrator

Social Media
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Recent Posts by Mary

Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:00 PM in A list of Summer 2018 PD opportunities!
Let's post opportunities we find for summer 2018 PD in this thread. Pamela Dupree posted about a free week-long (expenses also paid) meteorology workshop at Penn State. I just found this opportunity from the Library of Congress (note the session focusing on STEM for teachers)-- the workshop is free, although other expenses are the responsibility of the attendees. Please add more as...

Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:12 AM in Penn State Summer Professional Development
Thanks for sharing this info! I saw on the brochure that the course is free, free lodging and two meals per day, travel is reimbursed up to $300, and a stipend of $250 is paid. I've been to PSU summer seminars similar to this one, and they are very good. Also as a PSU grad, I took several meteorology courses and the department is nationally recognized for its excellence. Go for it!

Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:24 PM in New Teacher
Hi Brooke -- My best "pointers" would be to relax and enjoy the curiosity and innate enthusiasm children have for learning about their surroundings. You can learn with them (this is true for experienced teachers, too). Your mentor teacher will be a good source of pointers, too! Good luck! Mary B





Recent Public Collections by Mary




Libros de Ciencias en EspaƱol (2009)
Type: Journal Article
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Modeling Change With Clay
Type: Journal Article
Grade:


Chemistry of Food

Resources and information about food science, the chemical composition of food, physical and chemical changes in food preparation, etc.



Chemistry of Food

Resources and information about food science, the chemical composition of food, physical and chemical changes in food preparation, etc.