Jeff Layman been with NSTA since 2000 and has provided technical assistance in over
600 live web seminars. In addition to his role as technical coordinator for web
seminars, Jeff also provides support to users accessing the Learning Center’s other
resources, including Science Objects, SciPacks, and online short courses.
Christina has nine years of experience in international education and ICT across
Europe. Her focus has been on collaborative learning and professional development
through technology. She has co-authored a number of publications, including My eTwinning
Cookbook: 50 recipes for school collaboration and professional development in Europe
Christina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and French from the University of
Western Ontario, and a Master’s Degree in French Literature from the University
Sue Hokkanen is a middle grades science teacher with experience teaching in the
secondary setting. Sue was awarded a fellowship into the NSTA New Science Teacher
Academy, 2009-2010. She earned her Master of Science in Science Education from Montana
State University. She has conducted teacher training workshops at the Museum of
Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago on Polar Science and at MSI and NSTA conferences
on the 5E Learning Cycle and formative assessments. She is also currently working
as an Online Advisor in the NSTA Learning Center. She invites educators to stop
by the Learning Center, ask questions through the online support link, and even
get help with signing up for web seminars.
Ruth Lehmann Hutson
Ruth Lehmann Hutson teaches all ages biology, earth science, chemistry, anatomy
& physiology, physics, and advanced chemistry at Blue Valley High School in Randolph,
KS. She works to build partnerships with science experts so her students can see
science at work. This year she is incorporating in her classes, field work as well
as traditional lab work as part of a Toyota Tapestry grant. Her students are studying
a geologic formation near Blue Valley High School.
Carolyn holds an EdS in Educational Leadership from Northern Illinois University
and is an SIU/C instructor in Grayslake, Illinois. She taught science methods, science,
and math courses for 30+ years and chaired regional and state committees for the
Illinois Junior Academy of Science (IJAS). She received the Illinois State Board
of Education’s 2008 “Those Who Excel” Award of Excellence and KCSD 96’s 2007 President’s
Award. Carolyn loves to attend and present workshops at NSTA conferences.
Dr. Dorothy Ginnett is a wildlife ecologist and science educator. She teaches science
at the secondary (6th – 12th) and post-secondary levels in both face-to-face and
fully online teaching/learning environments. Dorothy is certified as a Wisconsin
Professional Educator in Biology/Life Science, Environmental Studies and Broadfield
Science. As a curriculum development consultant, she has designed and delivered
four fully online graduate courses for the M.S. in Environmental Education program
at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, WI.
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