STEM, one flower of a larger garden

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While working for with Kenan Fellows I have met many wonderful teachers. I had no ideas that our state held so many different types of schools. The county that I live in does not offer the same variety in education. I found teachers who teach in year-round schools and love it! I was amazed with how many teachers love teaching at… Read more »

Partnerships for Life

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I want to tell you about a walk I recently had… This winter/fall has been very mild in the Appalachian Mountains of Asheville, NC. To be honest, I have missed the snow, but the moderate temperatures have allowed me to play outside much more frequently. One day in early December my husband, Andy, and I went for a walk around… Read more »

PRL or Personal Remote Learning Plan

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My PRL Plan took me several weeks to complete. It was with perseverance and reliance that I accomplished my goal. My PRL plan was about data, Seizing the Data to be exact. I was very excited to start this project, but over time I wasn’t sure if I would ever see the end. It wasn’t exactly what I was expecting; however my guide and… Read more »

The Unknown Is Exciting

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Kenan Fellow and Students Discover has opened my eyes this year. I have been so blessed to meet and work with so many new professionals (or at least new to me). I truly have enjoyed all of the adventures of Students Discover, from learning how to work in a research lab, to communicating with many groups of people at once,… Read more »

School Is In Session!

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I am so excited about this new school year. It is going to be my best year ever. I can just feel the positive energy in my class! What is going to make this year insanely amazing and authentic is our Citizen Science projects. I am so excited to share with my students two different projects that we will be… Read more »

Week 3 in Raleigh

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Check out the updates from Week 3 in Raleigh. I have added some pretty awesome pictures! Week Three in Raleigh – Museum of Natural Sciences

It Might Not Be Relevant, but That Doesn’t Mean It’s Bad

klsdfj asdf There are some many ways that I will connect my summer internship to my classroom curriculum. All of the cellular growth in our Maze Runner Bacteria Lesson will connect nicely to my 7th grade science curriculum. Also, we will be looking at the scientific process with constants and variables. We will be graphing and documenting our findings in… Read more »

Bye Bye Bacteria

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I am going to miss my time at the Museum of Natural Sciences. I am going to miss Students Discover Kenan Fellows that I have grown so close to. I am going to miss Dr. Julia Stevens. I am going to miss the lab. I am going to miss city life.  

BLAST That, Bacteria! vs. Maze Runner Bacteria Lesson Planning

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Working on a lesson plan with more minds than just my own can be crazy in both a good and a not as good ways sometimes. See the problem is that I love to be happy. You might say…”How is being a happy a problem?”…I would respond by telling you that I can’t always be happy (and other people can’t… Read more »

Sharing the Soil Love

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In order for this amazing Kenan Fellow Program and Students Discover Projects to continue, all parties involved feel as if they are a part of a symbiotic relationship, where everyone involved is gaining from the relationship. While we all are creating new relationships and networking opportunities…more is happening. The teachers are creating lesson plans that can be used in their… Read more »