Theme of the month

Theme of the Month

Join us each month as we focus on a topic of interest to STEM Teacher Leaders with a webinar panel, open discussion, resources and blog post. 


Reflective Teaching: Engaging Students in STEM 

Recorded: January 17th at 7:00pm EST
Description: Panelists Gloria Kreischer Gajewicz and Kirstin Milks, both high school teacher leaders and PAEMST Awardees will discuss how reflective practice and ongoing evaluation impacts student engagement and learning. They will also explore how their willingness to re-examine their own practice benefitted their students.

Theme of the Month Panelist Bios

Gloria Gajewicz

Gloria Gajewicz has been a science educator for more than 25 years. She teaches 10-grade Chemistry and 11th-grade AP Chemistry at Ottawa Hills High School in Toledo, OH. Gloria utilizes modeling pedagogy with her students to encourage them to develop scientific models based on authentic engagement to further their understanding of natural phenomena. She is the 2017 recipient of PAEMST for science in Ohio. View Gloria's video >>


Kirstin Milks

Kirstin Milks (she/they) creates innovative, collaborative, science- and justice-oriented learning experiences for children and adults. A graduate of Stanford University’s Schools of Medicine (PhD) and Education (MA), Kirstin generates wisdom and co-designs curriculum with high schoolers in Bloomington, Indiana and collaborates with educators across the country on efforts to engineer world-changing learning opportunities for students and teachers. Kirstin is a National Board Certified Teacher, a Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, and a Senior Fellow at the Knowles Teacher Initiative, where she has served as an editor-in-chief of the journal Kaleidoscope: Educator Voices and Perspectives.View Kirstin's video >>