Colleen Hampton

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Recent Posts by Colleen

Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:55 AM in Converting "old-school teachers" to NGSS
I'm entering my third year as a STEM Coordinator/Science Resource person at a K-8 school, and my main focus is supposed to be about guiding the classroom teachers to better science teaching.  Obviously, converting to NGSS-designed lessons has been paramount (to me) for the past 2 years.  My problem is that very few teachers have adopted the NGSS philosophy.  I'm still seeing a lot of reading the ...

Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:29 AM in Virtual vs Physical Learning
I think it depends on your audience.  I work primarily with K-5 students, so hands-on is definitely more engaging than anything virtual.  However, I do think it's important that by the time that students get to the 4th/5th grade, some virtual components have been introduced to them.  As I'm expanding my knowledge of NGSS, I'm realizing that it will be almost impossible to always have hands-on act...