November 2012 PAESTAR
This month, we recognize Lauren Beal, a sixth grade general science teacher at AMY Northwest Middle School in Philadelphia. Lauren recently presented her curricular innovations at the first annual PAESTA conference, one of only five K-12 teachers that submitted a conference proposal. Lauren’s talk was titled “Claim, Evidence, Reasoning: Helping Students to Construct Scientific Explanations.” Lauren presented student examples and shared strategies of how she has incorporated CER into her classroom. Then, Lauren led a discussion on strategies for incorporating this pedagogical strategy. One hundred percent of the session attendees reported that Lauren’s session met their needs and expectations.
Congratulations, Lauren - you are clearly a PAESTAR!