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Inquiry-based learning is fundamental to student success in every science classroom. For teachers new to science or inquiry, the apparent commotion this style of learning creates can be intimidating. This webinar will examine best practices for teachers to implement inquiry in every level of science instruction including introducing phenomena, facilitating effective discussion, student-led inquiry, and incorporating literacy in the inquiry process.
More about your presenter: Leah is a graduate of the NASA Endeavor STEM Certification Program with a master’s degree in Science Education and STEM Certification from Columbia University. She has a passion for all things STEM and has devoted her career to creating STEM opportunities for underserved communities in science. She worked as a Junior High Science and STEM teacher for over 10 years in a rural, Title I district where she created the school’s first STEM program through grants and partnerships with NASA, the Civil Air Patrol, Girls in STEM, Code.org, and many others. Within three years, her students were competing in International NASA challenges where they were awarded the inaugural Robert Winglee Award for perseverance and dedication in the NASA ROADS on Asteroids challenge!
She is a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison, NASA Texas Space Grant SEES Teacher Extern, and Texas Lesson Study Exemplar Lesson contributor. In addition to providing professional development opportunities through EduSmart, she currently teaches for STEMGirls – a New Jersey based non-profit that provides a variety of STEM workshops for minority girls of all ages and volunteers as a counselor at Texas A&M SeaCamp, a Marine Biology summer camp.