Gabe Kraljevic

Since his early childhood in Winnipeg, Canada, Gabe has loved the natural world and has dedicated his life to studying science. Recently retired after 27 years teaching high school and middle school biology, physics, chemistry, robotics and computers – Gabe always worked to infuse fun in his classrooms. He has also helped draft the Manitoba biology curriculum, stood in as the science consultant for Manitoba Ministry of Education, been heavily involved in professional development of science teachers and has received the Prime Minister’s Award for Achievement in Teaching. Currently, Gabe is the District Director of the NSTA for Canada. Living at the doorstep to the north, Gabe has also taken several opportunities to visit the impressive beauty of the Canadian arctic along the shores of Hudson Bay.

Location

Canada

Affiliation

Retired from Seven Oaks School Division

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Recent Posts by Gabe

Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:37 PM in Engineering in Biology
In additon to the websites already mentioned, I can also recommend http://tryengineering.org/ .  There are several end products of engineering design that you can choose from:  theoretical plans; models; list of procedures; and, finally, prototypes or actual working designs.  I have also attached a library of engineering design process lessons.  Here are a few possible design projects that...

Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:54 AM in Field Trips/Alternatives
Hello Brynn, Budgets, location, regulations can all curtail your ability to take students out of school – so your question is very good.  Here are a few things that you could try: On the grounds Gardening – start up raised beds.  Apply for grants or contact local nurseries for donations and help. Greenhouse – like the raised beds, can you build a greenhouse on the grounds (or the...

Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:57 AM in Bringing outdoor, indoor
Hello Kate, I love teaching outdoors!  Part of the problem you face is the novelty of taking your students outside your classroom and wasting time walking out and back in.  As Jacqueline has stated - you plan, plan, plan!  But remember, planning does not mean that you dictate every moment the students have outside.  Build the activity as an inquiry and allow students some flexibility in asking...





Recent Reviews by Gabe


Mon May 28, 2018 8:02 AM
4 Excellent resource for STEM and engineering
I have been using this podcast for years in my design process and STEM workshops for teachers! It expertly and clearly goes through the engineering design process, explaining each step. I use this as an introduction and have even copied their use of symbols for each step to create handouts to students as they go through the steps (see my collections). If I could have put 4.5 stars I would have. My only hesitation in giving it a 5/5 is that the sound is muffled and the video quality is medium resolution - making it a bit tough to use in a group setting. All in all, a fantastic resource that I have come to rely on heavily in my pd workshops.






Recent Public Collections by Gabe


Pop Bottle Ecosystems

7 Resources

Here are some handouts, rubrics, worksheets and an sample student journal for doing pop bottle ecosystems in your classroom. Suitable for grades 4 through 12



Group_Work_Evaluation.docx
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7_ecosystems.pdf
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Discussion Starters

2 Resources

Graphic organizers to help start off discussions in science class



Discussion_Graphic_Organizer.pdf
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Arctic_Science_Teachers_Handbook.pdf
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Gabe's STEM resources

43 Resources

A compilation of handouts, rubrics, presentations on STEM and Engineering Design I have used and shared in workshops. Some YouTube video links to help. [Note: The focus is primarily on the engineering design process of STEM, but the activities are good integration]



STEM_related_links.docx
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Design_Process_-_SAGE.pptx
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