Ruth McDonald

I have been a K-12 educator for 39 years in California and Oregon. As a classroom teacher for 28 years, I taught 5th grade, 7th grade math and science, and high school and elementary school Special Education. In 2007-2008, I served as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation, Office of International Science and Engineering. Upon my return to Lincoln County (Oregon) School District, I served as a district-wide STEM resource teacher, coordinating community partnerships with universities, non-profits, businesses, and government agencies. I was also the project director for several U.S. Ed Math Science Partnership grants, a U.S. Ed Innovative Approaches to Literacy grant, and a New Teacher Mentoring Project. Currently, I coordinate STEM professional development and student learning experiences for the Oregon Coast STEM Hub. I have a BA in Psychology from UCLA and an MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Portland State University. I also hold Natio

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Recent Posts by Ruth

Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:01 PM in Online PD for K-5 Teachers- Connecting STEM and LIteracy!
Hi All, Thought you would like to know that there is an online Picture Perfect STEM course beginning Sept. 26th. Look here for information: http://www.nsta.org/district/pps.aspx#workshops It is a great way to get some PD in a personal way while still allowing participants to stay where they are and not travel. The course is $175, and you receive a free Picture Perfect eBook of your choic...

Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:57 PM in Connecting Literacy and STEM
Hi All, Thought you would like to know that there is an online Picture Perfect STEM course beginning Sept. 26th. Look here for information: http://www.nsta.org/district/pps.aspx#workshops The course is $175, and you receive a free Picture Perfect eBook of your choice, and there are also 2 grad credits available at your own cost. Ruth McDonald

Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:56 PM in Teaching through Trade Books
Hi All,   Thought you would like to know that there is an online Picture Perfect STEM course beginning Sept. 26th. Look here for information: http://www.nsta.org/district/pps.aspx#workshops   The course is $175, and you receive a free Picture Perfect eBook of your choice, and there are also 2 grad credits available at your own cost.   Ruth McDonald