Patria Baumstark

I am teaching Biology, Marine Biology, and Science Links for grades 9-12. I like the warm seawater, SCUBA diving, read books, and tennis. I plan to teach for few more years until retirement. With my doctorate in natural sciences I do not plan more advanced degree; professional development to make myself current with latest advancement is my on-going goal.

Location

WA

Affiliation

Auburn Mountainview High School/Auburn School District

Recent Posts by Patria

Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:23 PM in Virtual Conference: NGSS Practices in Action
It was a good conference and I like most the topic on modeling, of which I am interested. I am doing a lot of application stuff connecting with the content. It would be nice if there is a library in NSTA containing most of the resources that teachers can use for the implementation of the NGSS. There is not a lot of free time that we teachers have to work on many of these stuff but if there ar...

Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:30 AM in Science Standards and Assessments
One does not need a standardized test to assess standards. From the standards one prepares a learning target and performance expectation, from which an assessment is based. Just my thought.

Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:09 PM in Do You Allow Retests?
For two years now since our district is trying to implement Standards Based Grading,some teachers like me are piloting it in our school. We based our grades on assessment ((80-90%) and work ethic (10-20%) and retakes are important part of this. Students not getting 70% from the assessment are required to retake tests. Students are allowed to retake at a certain time of the day depending on the...





Recent Public Collections by Patria


LIGHT ENERGY

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Nature of Light
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LIFE IN SPACE

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Living and Working in Space: Habitat
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GENETICS

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Heredity and Variation
Type: SciGuide
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