Bev DeVore-Wedding

I taught math and science at a small, rural school in NW Colorado (CO native too); my favorite courses to teach are Earth Systems, Chemistry, Physical Science, Trig and Geometry. I appreciate good humor, good science humor is even better; and my goal is to focus on science (& math) literacy for all of my students, their families and my community. I left the public school classroom in August 2014 to earn my PhD. in Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), which I completed successfully December 2017. I am currently a post-doctorate in Chemistry at UNL. I have co-authored a two-semester general chemistry lab manual with Tribal community connections. Additionally, we are sharing how we indigenized our lab curriculum through various professional venues. I am slowly working my way back home to Colorado to continue teaching and sharing with professional communities.




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Recent Posts by Bev

Yesterday, 9:24 PM in Using science journals to incorporate NGSS
Hello Alison, I use science notebooks-that is they are treated as if the students were working in a science lab. Each day's entery must have the day's date, the goals for the day, the bell-ringer answers (if there are any), and their notes, thoughts, observations, basically what we did in class, and they have to sign off everyday (a good way to remember attendance). If a student is absent, the...

Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:20 AM in STEM endorsement recommendations
Hi Brenda,   Colorado has a certification endorsement for STEM through its CTE certification;  it requires x number of courses through CTE pathway.  All courses are available online through Colorado State University.   This is how I obtained my STEM endorsement. Although you are in South Dakota perhaps you can inquire and they can start the process also!  The National Institute for STEM ...

Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:24 AM in Paperless in the Chemistry Classroom
Hello Cristin, Your planned formative assessments are in place of homework? Just curious as I found my students do not often do their homework if I have them do problems in class. So wondering how that works for you! But back to checking your students' work if you do go paperless. I will set up problems and ask students to provide the next step or to start a problem or what units do they...

Recent Reviews by Bev

Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:57 PM
5 Great collection!
I really like having these resources in one place. The unit analysis is good, easily adapted to different grade levels and content areas.

Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:51 PM
5 Globe Resources Reviewed
Excellent resources for Globe data and cloud information.

Recent Public Collections by Bev


4 Resources

Type: SciPack

Energy: Different Kinds of Energy
Type: Science Object

Climate & Weather

13 Resources

Atmospheric Sciences, climate and weather resources

Type: User uploaded resource

Type: User uploaded resource


5 Resources

Items related to teaching, how to teach and classroom management

Science Sampler: Literacy for the digital generation—Enabling students to develop 21st-century skills through real-world chemistry
Type: Journal Article

Editor's Corner: Experiencing Emotional Science . . .
Type: Journal Article