Torrey Wenger

After 20 years at a nature center (doing a lot of bird research), I jumped ship & became a science teacher. Thanks to the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, going back to grad school was free ... only everything was crunched down into 1 hectic year. I'm trying to improve my practice every year (for instance, I'm also a member of the American Modeling Teachers Association). If nothing else, cool PD is fun. :-)



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Recent Posts by Torrey

Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:46 AM in <2 minute Physics Videos?
Look up "physics footnotes". Those are typically short videos (30 seconds-ish) showing a phenomenon but not explaining it.

Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:28 AM in Expanding on Science Role Models
Picture books still work with middle & high school kids!

Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:46 AM in NGSS Standards in Chemistry and using the AMTA Modeling Curriculum in Ohio
I am teaching biology & physics using modeling instruction. You're entirely right - Engineering is something you're going to have to add, it's not built in to the AMTA-supplied materials. But other than that, it should be easy. The biology units even list the appropriate NGSS PEs.