Rose Norris, a VISTA-taught 5th grade teacher at Prices Fork Elementary in Southwest VA, allowed us into her classroom to witness her students engaging in a problem-based learning challenge. The student scientists were tasked with building energy efficient wind turbineshttp://vista.gmu.edu/professional-development/elementary-teachers/.
We asked our alumni to share their stories. This is what one of our instructional coaches had to say about her experience working with VISTA teachers in the classroom:
I had a really great experience that reinforced everything I believe about the VISTA program. One story in particular emphasizes…
Below is part two of our two-part series on creating a family engineering event in your school. Big thanks to our guest blogger Wendy Goldfein, a 2013 VISTA Elementary Science Institute graduate, for providing us with all the information you need to host your own event!
Below is part one of our two-part series on creating a family engineering event in your school. Big thanks to our guest blogger Wendy Goldfein, a 2013 VISTA Elementary Science Institute graduate, for telling us what family engineering is all about!
PRESS RELEASE: On Wednesday, the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA) announced its inclusion into Change the Equation (CTEq’s) prestigious national STEMworks database. President Obama announced the launch of CTEq in 2010 to increase involvement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and to meet a critical need for a U.S. workforce and citizenry fluent in science and math.
As the social media manager for VISTA, I spend a lot of time scouring the internet for resources for science educators. There is a lot out there! In this blog post, I’m going to give a quick run-down on the advantages of three big players in the social media realm: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Future blogs in this series will provide a more in-depth look at each.