NGSS and STEM: Two Converging Paths
Wendy Binder is a Program Director in the Integrated Programs Division at the National Science Teachers Association. Wendy directs several grant funded programs in K-12 STEM Integration in support of workforce skills. She has taught science at the elementary and middle school level and formerly worked at the Smithsonian Education Center as a curriculum developer on their Science and Technology for Children Project and as Senior Program Director for the Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) Center.
Tricia Shelton is a High School Science Teacher and Teacher Leader with a BS in Biology and Masters in Teaching, who has worked for 22 years in Kentucky driven by a passion to help students develop critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in a 21st century world. Tricia is a 2014 NSTA Distinguished Teaching Award winner for her contributions to and demonstrated excellence in Science Teaching. In the state of Kentucky, Tricia served on the Commissioner’s Teacher’s Advisory Council and Commissioner’s Assessment Work Group. Tricia works with educators as an EQuIP Rubric trainer for Achieve, and has joined the National Science Teachers Association in the role of Standards Implementation Specialist.
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