Ruth McDonald

I've been a K-12 educator for 39 years in California and Oregon. I taught 5th grade, 7th grade math and science, and high school and elementary school Special Education. In 2007-08, I served as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation. Returning to Lincoln County (Oregon) School District, I was 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 am also a NBCT in Early Adolescent Science.

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Recent Posts by Ruth

Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:36 PM in Online PD for K-5 Teachers- Connecting STEM and LIteracy!
If you are not familiar with Picture Perfect STEM and Picture Perfect Science, by Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry, I encourage you to check it out. http://www.pictureperfectscience.com/ The lessons use the 5E model and are NGSS aligned, and the most recent STEM lessons are strong in engaging elementary students in the Science and Engineering Practices. There is an online course beginning Janua...

Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:26 PM in Integrating Elementary STEM and LIteracy
If you are not familiar with Picture Perfect STEM and Picture Perfect Science, by Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry, I encourage you to check it out. http://www.pictureperfectscience.com/ The lessons use the 5E model and are NGSS aligned, and the most recent STEM lessons are strong in engaging elementary students in the Science and Engineering Practices. There is an online course beginning Janua...

Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:23 PM in Ideas for engaging elementary students in Science and Engineering Practices?
If you are not familiar with Picture Perfect STEM and Picture Perfect Science, by Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry, I encourage you to check it out. The lessons use the 5E model and are NGSS aligned, and the most recent STEM lessons are strong in engaging elementary students in the Science and Engineering Practices. There is an online course beginning January 30th that Karen and Emily are teaching...