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, particularly in science and science education!.




University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Recent Posts by Bev

Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:04 PM in Professional Learning Communities in Rural Schools
Who do you collaborate with in your school district? Another science teacher?  If you are in a rural school or rural school district, you might be the only science teacher 7-12. You can collaborate with other teachers regarding pedagogy to a certain extent, but who is there to talk to, bounce ideas off of, design curriculum, lesson plans, and activities, and to help with standards alignment? ...

Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:36 PM in Questioning
I agree with you point regarding questioning strategies and used some of the following resources to help guide me.  NSTA has several resources on questioning:  The Power of Questioning by Julie McGough and Lisa Nyberg Idea Bank: The Snowball Questioning Method Research and Teaching: Eight Is Not Enough: The Level of Questioning and Its Impact on Learning in Clicker Cases ...

Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:25 PM in Rural Schools and NGSS Implementation
This conversation is older but I integrated earth & space sciences into my physical science course, used the weather and climate for examples of many physics concepts and some chemistry; used hydrology with physics and chemistry as well--air flow, gases, atmospheric pressures, atmoshperic gases, precipitation, avalanches (wealth of physics there!), solutions, etc.; planetary motions connected to ...

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