Julia Shepard

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Recent Posts by Julia

Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:03 AM in Assessment Presentation for College Class on Elementary Science Education
Hello, I am a preservice teacher planning a presentation on assessment in the science classroom. This presentation will be for fellow college students and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for activities that I could do with the class or resources on assessment. Anything is welcome! Thank you.

Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:36 PM in Rain Garden Student Journals
Hello, I am a preservice teacher planning a unit that involves growing and observing a rain garden. I wanted to have students keep a journal to record their observations and I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on things that I should have students include in their journals. I was also thinking about creating an interactive bulletin board so any suggestions on what I should do for my boar...

Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:44 PM in Creating a lesson for children with mental disabilities
Hello Tamera,             I think that it is great that you are looking to fit the needs of every learner in your classroom, its so important that teachers give students who are nonverbal opportunities to learn in a way that fits their abilities. While I volunteered at a school with half of the students being almost or completely nonverbal and half of the students being fully verbal, we did a ...

Recent Reviews by Julia

Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:34 PM
4 A Good Tool for New Teachers
This SciPack was very informative and I learned a lot about the solar system that I was never taught in school. This is a great resource for new teachers and experienced teachers alike to build their knowledge of the solar system. The questions throughout keep you engaged, and I suggest taking notes to pass the assessment at the end of the SciPack. The education department at my university requires the completion of this SciPack and I felt that I learned more than I would have through the use of a traditional textbook on the solar system. I felt that some of the questions in the final assessment were a bit ambiguous however and should be reviewed.

Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:27 PM
5 Great Read
This article challenges the stereotype of STEM being a field ruled by white males and discusses how teacher’s beliefs of this stereotype can have a negative impact on their students. By addressing the misconceptions of teachers about who scientists are this article helps teachers address their own biases and may inspire them to share with their students the diversity of people who work as scientists. Giving students examples of diverse scientists and the work they have done will hopefully show them that scientists can be diverse.

Recent Public Collections by Julia

Point of View: Can We Teach Science in a More Culturally Responsive Way Without Sacrificing Time or Content?
Type: Journal Article

The Many Levels of Inquiry
Type: Journal Article

Precipitation Matters
Type: Journal Article

Science 101: How do windmills generate power?
Type: Journal Article

Grad Project 623

9 Resources

Assessment in the Palm of Your Hand
Type: Journal Article

In Praise of Performance-Based Assessments
Type: Journal Article