Jen Gutierrez

I'm enjoying my current role as a K-12 STEM Education Specialist supporting educators in science & STEM teaching and learning. I'm honored to serve on the NSTA Board as the Division Director of Professional Development. I am a member of the NGSS writing team and now learning more working with the Discover the NGSS trainers cadre. I also have lots of fun working with the Picture Perfect Science/STEM cadre of trainers and supporting NSTA members as a Learning Center Online Adviser.

Location

AZ

Affiliation

NSTA, ASTA, CSSS

Social Media
Twitter
@jengutierrez18

Recent Posts by Jen

Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:30 PM in Elementary Science in the classroom
Hi Jacquelyn! The first thing I always think of is... it has to be fun! Science is such an exciting, engaging topic for children since they are naturally curious. When your lessons begin with an engaging phenomenon that invites students in to observe, wonder about, ask questions about the curiosity is naturally peeked. They want to know more and want to try to figure it out! Helping students d...

Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:15 PM in Controversial Topics
Hi Kerri, Scientific literacy is an important aspect of our democracy. Science teachers have an important role – to prepare students for the responsibilities of active citizenship so I applaud you for taking on the topic and preparing for that in your teaching. A fantastic archived resource is a 4-hour virtual conference that shares strategies on how to teach, sometimes controversial topics...

Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:52 PM in Learning about Rocks
Hi Rebecca, The NGSS are set up to really make this an exciting and engaging concept for students to investigate :) As you look through the Earth & Space Science standards for K-5 https://ngss.nsta.org/AccessStandardsByTopic.aspx you'll find the performance expectations include those opportunities for students to engage through the science & engineering practices.  There are also lots of...





Recent Public Collections by Jen


Teaching Using Literature

1 Resources

These lessons use literature to engage elementary students in science.



Teaching Through Trade Books: Will It Sink or Will It Float?
Type: Journal Article
Grade:


Teaching Using Literature

1 Resources

These lessons use literature to engage elementary students in science.



Teaching Through Trade Books: Will It Sink or Will It Float?
Type: Journal Article
Grade: