Pamela Dupre

I am currently a lead teacher in charge of curriculum in a PreK - 5th grade school. I recently completed working through a 3 year grant as a STEM Master Teacher. I have been fortunate to receive professional development with LEGO EV3 Mindstorm Robots, Little Bits, Coding, Sphero, and Vernier Probeware. I love what I do! My husband is my biggest cheerleader. It was beyond excitng to meet with other educators from all over the U.S. for a week In Jersey Cityy, NJ for the Mickelson Exxon Mobile Teacher Academy. #MEMTA16 During the summer of 2017, I spent a several days in D.C. training to be an Essential Elements Certified Instructor for You Be the Chemist. Science is my passion. It was exciting to see Bill Nye at the NSTA Conference in Chicago in 2015. Phil Mickelson and Astronaut Alvin Drew spent time with us at MEMTA. Steve Spangler came to my home town for a full day of professional development and he is just as genuine in person as he is in his videos.

Location

LA

Affiliation

Calcasieu Parish School Board

Recent Posts by Pamela

Today, 5:53 PM in Implementing STEM
Ashley, please share any ideas/lessons you have. I love learning new things and finding lessons that inspire me. 

Today, 5:28 PM in Parts of a Plant 5E Lesson
Courtney, the idea you have is not a bad idea but for kindergarten, I would bring a variety of fruits and veggies, and discuss the parts that we eat. I would have a chart that has columns for matching to the root/stem/leaf/flower/fruit/seed. Allow students to touch them and hold them while discussing the identity of the plant and which part they eat. There will be some surprises there I would ima...

Today, 5:18 PM in The Science Life of a Split Grade Level Teacher by Courtney Blaylock
Courtney, that is tough to have two grade levels self- contained. My best advice would be to set up science stations around the room. Teach 3 or 4 students the process of working in the stations and have a rotation list at each station along with science journal requirements for reflection You'll need to plan this out in advance, and you might want to have different colored journals to denote the...





Recent Reviews by Pamela


Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:09 PM
5 5E's
This article explains the reason for each of the 5E's in a straight forward manner. It is not recommended to skip any of the 5E's and you may need to scaffold back to one of the E's in order to clarify misconceptions. This is an article that I have read several times and keep it saved on my desktop so that I can go back and reread it from time to time.


Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:06 PM
4 Trade Books/Ecosystems
I partially agree with the author stating K-3 is about observation and 4-5 is about exploration. I believe that younger students can explore just as the upper grade students. However, they may never have had an opportunity to observe living things interacting in an ecosystem. This is a great read and if you are planning a lesson on ecosystems, I highly recommend this article.


Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:56 PM
5 Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
This is a very comprehensive resource with National Science Education Standards for 5th-8th grade. I've never thought of observing active yeast under a microscope before but I plan to now. I will not be doing all of the experiments in here but wow, there is something for everyone in the Gourmet Lab.






Recent Public Collections by Pamela


Picture STEM Units K-2 Integrating Literacy

http://picturestem.org/ The PictureSTEM Project includes instructional units for K-2 classrooms that use an engineering challenge and picture books as supports for learning science, mathematics, engineering, computational thinking, and reading. These transformative new models for STEM provide students with authentic, contextual activities that engage learners in specific content while integrating across traditional disciplinary boundaries. Currently, there are limited curricula that address this need for integration. The goal of PictureSTEM is getting these high-quality, research-based materials into practice in a form that fits with teachers’ current implementation structures. Therefore, the units are modular with the ability for teachers to implement different lessons during different parts of their school day. Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Computational Thinking (STEM+C) with reading provides children opportunities to see the connections between the



Ecosystems/Life Science

67 Resources

Elementary level ecosystems and life cycles.



Genes and Race in the Classroom: Science in a Social Context
Type: Journal Article
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Habitat Sweet Habitat
Type: Journal Article
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3 Dimensional Learning & Assessments

7 Resources

3 Dimensional Learning & Assessments



Three- Dimensional Instruction
Type: User uploaded resource



Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12: 2018
Type: Journal Article
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