IACS Teacher Goes National!

October 21, 2016 11:38 am

IACS High school science teacher, Katharine Hinkle, has been selected by NPR’s Science Friday show to be part of their Educator Collaborative. She will be interviewed on the radio today from 2:40-3:00. If you miss it live the audio should be available here shortly.  Below is a description from the Science Friday website of the Educator Collaborative:

We are proud to announce the launch of Science Friday’s newest education initiative, the Educator Collaborative. Of the many incredibly qualified and innovative science teachers in this country, our Educator Collaborative includes some of the very best.

Science Friday started the Educator Collaborative as a way to share novel approaches to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education with a broad educator audience. In this inaugural season, we selected six experienced educators based on their exceptional approaches to STEM teaching and enthusiasm for incorporating current scientific research into their curricula.

Starting in the Spring of 2016, educators in the collaborative worked with one another and with Science Friday’s staff to create ready-to-use educational resources, all of which were inspired by the work of scientists and engineers featured in Science Friday media. The result is a collection of challenging and fun STEM resources for a variety of educational settings. And like all of the resources we share at Science Friday, they’re totally free and don’t require expensive materials to implement, so use as many as you’d like, and share them with your colleagues and friends.

Katharine’s lesson and materials titled, “The Albedo Effect, Urban Heat Islands, and Cooling Down Your Playground” can be found by clicking here.

Congratulations Katharine on being selected for this important project…the staff and students at IACS are very proud of you and thankful that you are part of our community!