Jessica Holman

Jessica Holman has worked as a special education teachers for 11 years. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Special Education at Winston-Salem State University and earned master’s degrees in Teacher Leadership and Instructional Technology Integration at Georgetown College. She is driven by her passion for equity in education. This led her to want to empower educators through professional learning and instructional coaching on how to use the NGSS to achieve access to science literacy for all students. She works as a NSTA Professional Learning Facilitator as well as a Curriculum Specialist for Assessments for Great Minds.



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Recent Posts by Jessica

Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:32 PM in DIscipline Literacy and Kindergarteners
Kimberly this is such a great question and I can say with great confidence the answer is YES!!! You are on the right track with your thinking though about combining non-fictional texts along with fictional texts. I have talked with several teachers who work with elementary age students and I wanted to share the resources that I often share with them. The first resource is Picture Perfect teach...

Fri May 03, 2019 1:00 PM in Global Warming
Loren, I love this initiative and how we can show our students how connected we all are across the globe. One suggestion is to use the program livebinder - as a place to house several different web pages for your kids to explore. This way you can use the site to create a place for your kids to go to and they can use it as a resource.  The issue is that you will have...

Fri May 03, 2019 12:48 PM in SORTING
I love all of the ideas on this thread as well! I was thinking and another cool idea may be leaves. I am thinking more during the fall season but you could take your kiddo outside and have them pick different leaves and then you could sort them. You could sort by size, color, shape. You could have kids try and identify the trees they think they fell from and even list what all leaves have that ar...

Recent Reviews by Jessica

Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:42 PM
5 An Absolute Must!!!
This book is absolutely amazing! The goal of this book is for you as a teacher to understand the NGSS and it succeeds in doing this. The e-book is exceptional. Not only does it have content that anticipates your questions and needs. The e-book is also full of videoes to see models of instructional material. As well as interactive labs that you can participate in to help your learning. This book is full of tools that can be used. It is can be read on almost any device so you can take it with you where ever you go. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to establish a firm foundation in their understanding of the NGSS.