Keeping the Wonder Alive
About sixteen years ago I took a Science Methods class with Fiona McDonnell at Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire. This was the beginning of a fantastic journey that introduced me to the Inquiry Method, and eventually led us to grant work with teachers from around the state. Here we are so many years later, still asking questions, still observing children, and still seeing how powerful their own curiosity can be.
In my new position as Lead STEAM Teacher and PBL Coach I can now show a new set of teachers, administrators, and students what it means to truly connect, inquire, and empower-- to STEAM our way into the 21st century. It was so hard for all of us to be disconnected in the last two years, but in doing so, we were able to embrace technology as a different kind of tool, a way to stay close, to reach out globally, and not just in our community. I have made friends with other teachers all over the world, to share our ideas without boundaries. It is my hope that regardless of the size of your enrollment, you can introduce students to a whole world of collaborators and possibilities.