Emily Faulconer

I am a volunteer Online Advisor for the Learning Center. I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about the Learning Center! I started my teaching career in Surry County, Virginia, teaching high school sciences. I have been at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for six years. These days, I split my time between teaching sciences (Chemistry and Environmental Science) and administrative responsibilities. I hope to start working more with undergraduate researchers.




Embry-Riddle Aernautical University

Recent Posts by Emily

Mon May 20, 2019 11:56 AM in Laser cutter and engraver
I found this neat project appropriate for chemistry:  https://www.uvic.ca/learningandteaching/about/home/news/current/journal-article_acs.jchemed.8b00553.pdf    This discussion forum has some great ideas other teachers have implemented:  https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/k-12-fablabs/duvKCmjLq3Q (but just the idea, no instructions)

Mon May 13, 2019 1:30 PM in Teaching Climate Change in K-5
Great question! Here are a few I found. I do not teach at this level so I haven't used any of these.  Cruising the Climate with Spreadsheets (NSTA resource) Making the Climate Connection (NSTA resource) Climate Kids (NASA)

Mon May 13, 2019 1:20 PM in UbD NGSS Curriculum Resources
Thanks for sharing! Your link takes us to all products from that user. Is there a specific resource you were referencing?  

Recent Reviews by Emily

Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:57 AM
5 Faculty Development for CBREs
This is a well-written article on a high impact practice: undergraduate research. I personally find this article quite timely as I am trying to spearhead CBRE development at my own institution. The framework of the SIRIUS project provides strong ideas for other wishing to generate a research-infused curriculum. An FLC is a great way to support faculty in CBRE development!

Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:51 AM
5 Culturally Responsive Science
This is a well-written opinion piece. I appreciate the examples of cultural infusion into the courses, both in the POV and in the supplemental material. I am curious how those who are not up to speed on pop culture might respond to these, though.

Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:47 AM
5 PowerPoint in Science Classrooms
This is a well-written article that explores an easy-to-overlook yet very important topic. We've all sat through "death by powerpoint" presentations. The authors did a thorough yet succinct literature review and arrived at four well-articulated and compelling research questions. The authors summarize their findings well in the final sentence - that PowerPoint supports learning rather than promotes learning. Even well-developed slides must be well-executed by the presenter.

Recent Public Collections by Emily

A "Nature of Science" Discussion: Connecting Mathematics and Science
Type: Journal Article

Favorite Demonstration: Experiencing the Nature of Science—An Interactive, Beginning-of-Semester Activity
Type: Journal Article