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

Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:59 PM in Density Lesson for Elementary
Hi Anicia :) So it sounds like the interest is definitely there and they're building some new understanding, yay!! I think the investigation Comparing the Densities of Different Liquids that Mary shared (she even gave wonderful suggestions how to modify it for your 3rd grade peeps) is a fantastic way to engage them in the next part of this unit. You may also want to consider what science & e...

Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:08 PM in Science Teaching For Different Learning Needs
Hi Megann, Congratulations on your studies! It sounds like you have an exciting road ahead :) One resource I think is an absolute must when addressing diversity and equity for ALL students in science education is the NSTAPress book NGSS for All Students  https://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/9781938946295  The case studies really help teachers think about what all students need to e...

Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:59 PM in Hands on activities
Hi Nicole, I think one important step is to move to a more explicit mindset and really rely on the science and engineering practices found in A Framework for K-12 Science Education https://ngss.nsta.org/practicesfull.aspx  These practices help us explicitly define what we mean by "hands-on" and when you start engaging students in these practices you'll find that it really isn't about having to...





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: