Jessica Peterson

I love spending time with my family and learning new things.




Fort Belvoir Elementary

Recent Posts by Jessica

Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:14 PM in What is *meaningful* PD, in your opinion?
I think that the most meaningful PD experiences are ones that the educator chooses for themselves. With this in mind I know that sometimes we have to go to certain PDs. But educators want to walk away feeling that they actually got something out of it that they can use and take back to their classrooms immediately. Hands-on activities work best and the ability to set up/plan for instruction in ...

Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:05 PM in 2012 NSTA Conference-Indy Here We Come!
This year would be my first conference. I attended a regional in Baltimore and felt empowered to do more with my teaching of science. I am excited about the opportunity to attend. Attending professional development like these only reenergizes a much stressful job.

Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:43 PM in Technology in your science lessons
Hello, Because you have a smartboard, you are able to have the interaction that will stimulate student and allow for you to present new software. I know that you could start by playing around with different programs on your computer. Think about how you could incorporate them into your lessons. Once you get an idea of activities that you can do, then you can assign students to do projects as...

Recent Reviews by Jessica

Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:59 PM
4 Great Visuals
I found the information to be very informative. The visuals and interactives were great.

Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:00 PM
3 Okay Resource
This is an okay resource. After browsing through, I thought that their would be more credible sites. I did not expect to have found wikipedia sites, I expected more, but still found the information useful.

Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:03 PM
5 Great Resource
This article ties directly into my curriculum. I am excited to give students an opportunity to tap into their artistic side. This is a culminating project and a learning tool. I especially like the idea of being able to collaborate with the art teacher. We, too often, don't have as many opportunities to incorporate specialist into our lessons.