Pamela Dupre

Teacher of 7th and 8th grade science.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! It was beyond exciting to meet with other educators from all over the U.S. for a week In Jersey City, 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

Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:27 PM in Photosynthesis
I'm not sure which grade level you teach but go to https://ngss.nsta.org/classroom-resources-results.aspx?CoreIdea=6 and you can search for lessons that are aligned to the NGSS. 

Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:07 AM in The Job Search for STEM Teachers
Hi Jonathan, If a school has an established STEM program, take a day to go visit and immerse yourself in the learning environment. If a school doesn't have a STEM program, but wants to start one, you will have to jump in ready to implement STEM as you go. Schools that don't have  a STEM track do no always know what they need to do to support the implementation and you would need to provide the...

Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:03 AM in 4th grade STEM lesson ideas?
Have you considered using Picture Perfect Science Lessons? Check them out at the NSTA bookstore and use the tab Explore All Resources to search for specific lessons you need. I also use ngss.nsta.org to find STEM lessons. You can also do a student survey to find out what each student is interested in learning more about. You could do a whole group/small group STEM lesson, ask students for driving...





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


Middle School

31 Resources

Collecting middle school lessons and content knowledge.Everything from life cycles, hydroponics, and aliens!



External Resource: Waste Limitation Management and Recycling Design Challenge
Type: External Resource
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Recycling into Art
Type: Journal Article
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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

68 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
Grade: