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"As a high school physics teacher, I enjoy using simulations in my classroom because they are engaging to the students and foster independent learning in classrooms where students have diverse needs. SimInsights creates innovative simulations that help students develop in depth understanding of topics in math and science. SimInsights' simulations give teachers more tools to help reach students in and outside of the classroom. Partnering with SimInsights to develop new simulations has been a fun and rewarding experience for me and has allowed me to create new ideas to take back to my own classroom."
School: Exeter Township Senior High School, Reading, Pennsylvania
Notables: Knowles Science Teaching Fellow, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Allegheny College.
Andrea was excited to try out a momentum and collisions module with her students. She built a comparative exercise that allowed her students to interact with several different cases of momentum conservation and integrated energy conservation as well. She found that her students' ability to understand and explain a series of questions about collisions was greatly enhanced when they had the opportunity to play with simulations. Andrea is a firm believer that simulations can enable students to become independent learners, thinkers and self starters...
"I have been working with the SimInsights team for the last three years on creating new games and simulations for teaching introductory physics. Together we have developed several high quality simulations. SimInsights takes care of all the design and development aspects, allowing me to focus on the content and pedagogy. Its a true partnership. The SimInsights team is very efficient, responsive, knowledgeable and fun to work with. Most improtantly, SimInsights understands the needs of teachers and students, as well as the technological and budgetary challenges that schools face, and continuously strives to make a difference. "
School: Accelerated Achievement Academy
Notables: Jim has led his districts teacher Professional Learning Community, started an engineering academy, and run an interactive Math workshop at the national conference for NCTM.
Jim is a math teacher on a mission: to ensure that students leave his classroom with the ability to take on tough problems. He is also a firm believer that science teachers shouldn't be the ones who get to have all fun! Jim feels that SimInsights can help his students get away from drill and kill and help his students see the why behind the math...
"I wanted to teach math in a way that would make sense instead of students having to memorize."
School: Klein Forest High School, Houston, Texas
Kirsten Brink teaches Physics at Klein Forest High School in Houston, Texas. Kirsten grew up in Tecumseh Michigan and holds a BA degree from Western Michigan University, and a MS degree in Urban Education from Nova Southeastern University. Kirsten also teaches group fitness classes at Golds gym and is co-sponsor of the Sassy Scientists Girl Scout Robotics Team.
School: GoodPasture Christian School, Madison TN
Notables: Knowles Science Teaching Fellow 2009, Goodlettsville Chamber of Commerce teacher of the year in 2009, Leader of school Professional Learning Community
Laura Darnall has some innovative ideas about how technology should be meshed with inquiry based instruction methods in order to drive learning for students. Laura used SimOhm in conjunction with a POGIL structure to introduce students to an Electricity classic: Ohm's Law and Series and Parallel circuits. We salute Laura's tenacity and willingness to take risks in the classroom. She believes that simulation based lessons can help students to take charge of their own scientific process, challenge their assumptions and develop as critical thinkers...
"SimInsights helped me to facilitate, rather than dictate, student learning."
Leif Nabil Segen
School: South Hamilton High School, Jewell, Iowa
Notables: Phi Beta Kappa member and Summa Cum Laude graduate from Rutgers University (B.S. Physics & Ed.M. Physics Education).
Leif decided to be an educator during at year off from his undergraduate work. He lived in Saint Kitts and Nevis, West Indies, where his volunteering included curriculum development for Ministry of Education. Inspired by his experiences, he returned to university with the intention to apply his aptitude in math and science in the field of education. Leif wishes to foster emerging paradigms that will allow education systems to meet their charge: helping children and youth develop their abilities of evaluation and collaborative innovation.
School: Hot Springs County School, Thermopolis, WY
Notables: London is a Google Certified teacher and has run professional developments on the Paperless Classroom. He is a big proponent of in-class technologies.
When you think 21st Century educator, you think of London Jenks. He teaches physics, chemistry, earth science and astronomy and has maximized the use of mobile technologies in his classroom. He was recently one of only 50 teachers selected by Google to attend the Google Teaching Academy in Australia. London wanted to use SimMotion to create an interactive quiz where students had to analyze the motion of two cyclists at the end of a race...
School: Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City Campus, Mexico
Luis Neri holds a PhD in Physics at the National University of Mexico. He is currently a staff professor of the Physics and Mathematics Department of the Engineering and Architecture School at Tecnológico de Monterrey, in Mexico City Campus, where he teaches Physics and Math for junior undergraduate engineering students. Luis has always loved teaching these sciences and has been committed in helping students to learn them, so he has experimented different learning strategies in his classroom to promote active and enduring learning, as collaborative learning and problem-based learning. He is also convinced that the use of online systems as simulations and virtual laboratories can motivate students and promote students' self-learning...
School: Fremont High School, Sunnyvale, California
Mike Amarillas studied physics at Stanford University, earning a bachelor's degree before turning his attention to education and entering the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP). While working towards his master's degree, Mike student-taught at Fremont High School in Sunnyvale, CA. After completing STEP, Mike accepted a full time position at Fremont and is in his second year of full-time instruction. Fremont High School is highly diverse ethnically and socio-economically, which has lead Mike to specialize in physics for English-learning students. As he continues to build and solidify his curriculum, Mike's goal is to make STEM education accessible and enjoyable for all learners.
School: University Prep, Seattle
Notables: Knowles Science Teaching Fellow, MS, PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from University of Washington, MS in Teaching from Seattle University
Michael is teacher and person who goes against the grain. While most teachers are leaving the classroom, Michael brings a 10-year career in research with a PhD in atmospheric sciences to the K-12 space because he wants to encourage students to become adaptive thinkers. He set an ambitious goal for his project with simulations: every student was assigned to build their own simulations to challenge each other's understanding of constant velocity and acceleration in 1 and 2 dimensions...
"The experience was deep, rich and open-ended, resulting in a greater variety of responses from students relative to a traditional activity."
Rob Daniel attended Ohio State University and majored in physics. After graduating he moved to Los Angeles where he attended UCLA and received a masters in education. He has been a high school physics teacher for 4 years and has also taught robotics and biology. He currently work at Animo Pat Brown HS in South Los Angeles. Rob often uses simulations and virtual in my classes because they are a great way to engage students and they help students visualize abstract concepts and gain a deeper understanding of the concepts.
Víctor Francisco Robledo Rella
School: Tecnológico de Monterrrey, Mexico City Campus, Mexico
Professor Víctor Robledo-Rella got a Bachelor degree on Physics and a M. in Sc. degree on Astronomy from the Mexican Autonomous National University. He got a Honor recognition for his post-graduate studies. He is full-time professor of the Physics and Math Department, of the Design, Engineering and Architecture School of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City Campus since 2002. Currently, he is the director of the Honors Program of the Design, Engineering and Architecture School. He also coordinates the Introductory Physics courses of the Physics and Math Department, and he is the author of the Applied Physics course approved at institutional level at the Tecnológico de Monterrey.
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