During this past summer I was excited to do some research and develop inquiries for both Mystic Seaport Museum and the State Department of Education. In addition, this fall I partnered with Krystal Rose of Mystic Seaport to present at the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies annual conference. Following is our presentation and links to the inquiries.
The Mystic Seaport materials will be housed at their Education website.
The Bridgeport and Manchester materials can be found here.
I am a Bank Street graduate, and a constructivist at heart. I have been a History Museum Educator, as well as a High School Economics and History teacher. I now teach Middle School Social Studies.
None of my work has been in isolation. I am grateful to my colleagues who have challenged me to think deeply and supported my explorations into how and why children learn.
Thank you for encouraging me to explore the shifts in education and helping me take this journey: M Wagner, N English, J Olsen, G Cumpstone, J Tencza, E Schaedler, B Kerachsky, H Hageman and S Armstrong.
Thank you for your advice and insights C Wendt, M Steinhilper, L Portley, E Cleveland, G Schwanfelder, S Papale, R Davey, L Landry, S Ward, D O'Rourke, C Harris, M Hall, A Glorioso, P Muzzulin, L Ricks, L Monroe and C Baklik.
A special thanks to J Merola, who helped me to learn about teaching reading and meta-cognition..