Listen to the full episode by clicking the play button below or download on iTunes.
Host Margaret O´Sullivan meets Toronto’s Science Sam! Learn about Samantha Yammine’s PhD research in Dr. Derek van der Kooy's Neurobiology Research Group investigating some of the first cells of the brain - neural stem cells. Continue the conversation in our Facebook Group, NGS Navigators, and be entered to win a model brain for your classroom!
Host Margaret O´Sullivan sits down with guest Melissa Marquez. Melissa Marquez is a moving force in STEM. Currently completing her PhD on sharks and their relatives, she is an advocate for Latina scientists, ocean literacy, and science literacy. She has been featured on Shark Week, and she is currently hosting her own podcast, Conciencia Azul, and writing her first book series. Margaret and Melissa discuss why an inclusive STEM education is important.
Episode #004 Summary
(1:00) So without further ado, here is Jen Gutierrez. Welcome, Jen. Thank you for coming on to our show today. Will you tell us a little bit about yourself?
(2:00) Jen tells us about working on the NGSS writing team specifically on the Life Science team and Appendix D.
(3:00) How did Jen get involved in that process?
(4:00) Jen’s incredible “aha!” moment when she first reads the drafts of the Framework (the foundation of NGSS).
(7:53) Jen tells us about her go-to NGSS resources.
(11:34) What are some of the misconceptions that you (Jen) might still be seeing that teachers might have about the NGSS?
(22:08) Jen discusses Engineering is Elementary
(34:39) Jen gives some final words of wisdom and more resources!