Katie Hodge

Hello, I'm Katie! I am in my second year of the MAT program at UMBC...and I am loving it! I am in the Elementary Education program, still trying to decide which grade (or grades) is a good fit for me. Aside from education, I am a Mom to two amazing boys, a wife to a super supportive husband, a lover of good books, and I'm a little obsessed with Outlander and GoT!





Recent Posts by Katie

Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:07 AM in Probing Questions
Hello Jordin: Here are some resources I thought you might like to look at for your lesson.  https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/hand-washing.html https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/why-handwashing.html I think if you question them about germs and getting sick, it could promote critically thinking that leads to your washing hands lesson. Good luck! 

Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:44 PM in 6th Grade Brain Activity
Hello Emma:  You could give each student a picture of a plain, black and white brain. Then have them design/color/transform that picture into art. Depending on the students creativity, there are many things that could be done with the plain brian image. Perhaps you could have them design it based off their personality/interests. It would be cool if you did one as well. 

Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:35 PM in Agriculture Activity
Hi Jennifer: see attached. This seems like a good actvity, if you have access to a rock tumbler ;) 

Recent Reviews by Katie

Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:58 PM
4 Students Etablish their own Recycling Program
A lesson for Earth Day resulted in an inquiry-based project! This article focuses on the topics of environmental awareness, recycling, and waste. Students established a student-run school recycling program after observing the amount of waste was produced at lunch time. I appreciated the pie charts in this article that showed data comparisons between home-lunch students and school-lunch students. As well, this article was an excellent example of curriculum integration. On top of science skills, students were practicing Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Health skills!

Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:11 PM
5 Inquiry in Action
This article did a great job of painting a picture of an inquiry-based science experiment in action. The author provided a template resource for other educators to use. As well, they stressed the idea that during inquiry lessons, teachers should scaffold support instead providing all the answers.

Recent Public Collections by Katie

Methods and Strategies: Using Argument-Based Inquiry Strategies for STEM Infused Science Teaching
Type: Journal Article

Community-Based Inquiry Lessons
Type: Journal Article