Jen Gutierrez

I'm enjoying my current role as a K-12 STEM Education Specialist supporting educators in science & STEM teaching and learning. I'm honored to serve on the NSTA Council, representing Arizona, Colorado & Utah as District XIV Director. I am a member of the NGSS writing team and now learning more working with the Discover the NGSS trainers cadre. I also have lots of fun working with the Picture Perfect Science/STEM cadre of trainers and supporting NSTA members as a Learning Center Online Adviser.

Location

AZ

Affiliation

NSTA, ASTA, CSSS

Social Media
Twitter
@jengutierrez18

Recent Posts by Jen

Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:39 PM in Science Projects
Nicely said Emily :) We always hope our kiddos want to learn and that the lessons are engaging to them without having to "bribe" them. I think that also helps make candy or food much more effective if it's truly apart of the learning or a very special treat.

Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:00 PM in Science Projects
I love what Elizabeth said, "if it is edible, it's not a model" (that is also highly supported by Dr. Steven Pruitt). Using edibles to engage students isn't a bad idea, but it really has to have an important connection to the science concept to be of value. I think Brenda gives an excellent example of how she used food to support a concept the students were learning about. I so agree with Wendy to...

Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:47 PM in Classroom Management and Stem
I'm looking forward to reading the article too. Anna, you mentioned looking for some great formatives to get your students engaged (kids engaged = much better behavior management)... are you familiar with the Page Keeley Formative Assessment Probes? She calls it the "series that never ends" (haha) but you'll find so many great topics and grade levels to choose from. Some are even specifically ...





Recent Public Collections by Jen


Teaching Using Literature

1 Resources

These lessons use literature to engage elementary students in science.



Teaching Through Trade Books: Will It Sink or Will It Float?
Type: Journal Article
Grade:


Teaching Using Literature

1 Resources

These lessons use literature to engage elementary students in science.



Teaching Through Trade Books: Will It Sink or Will It Float?
Type: Journal Article
Grade: