Lauren Allen

STEM Management Analyst, STEM Integration




Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)

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Recent Posts by Lauren

Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:13 PM in STEM and Fairy Tales
Lakeshore has STEM kits based on Fairytales.  Has anyone tried them?

Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:24 PM in No Science in the Classroom
The content priorities often follow testing and comfort.  More time and resources are spent on whatever assessment for which the school is held accountable.  Teachers teach to their strengths.  If they are not receiving support to teach science and do not have a background in science their understanding and depth may be limited. Advocating for science within your school and with your admin and gai...

Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:39 AM in Physics is Phun
Are there videos with explanations? My kids struggle with math and I am trying to explain the concept of conservation of mass.

Recent Reviews by Lauren

Tue May 01, 2018 12:29 PM
1 The title is misleading, more of a lit review
The book was more of a lit review with a lot of background regarding STEM culture. I did not find that it was a toolkit for creating a STEM culture within a school or district. There are no templates or "guides" that would really help if that is what you are looking for. This book has a very short sighted focus on Iowa and does not provide guidance as to how to translate their success to urban districts/schools and/or diverse student populations across the topics discussed.

Recent Public Collections by Lauren

5E Model Lesson Planning Webinar

7 Resources

This is a collection of materials that will be used for online webinar 5E Model Lesson Planning

Type: User uploaded resource

A Laboratory of Words
Type: Journal Article

Using The Learning Center

3 Resources

This Collection is to help those new to the learning center navigate and access resources.

Science 2.0: The NSTA Learning Center
Type: Journal Article

Archive: The NSTA Learning Center: Free Professional Learning Resources for Educators, March 18, 2015
Type: Web Seminar Archive