My daughters and I on vacation posing with a dolphin.
Rio Salado College
Currently I teach pre-service teachers at Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona. The program is web based with in-person elements. The teacher certification program is designed to award teaching certification at the end of the post- baccalaureate program. I have been teaching for Rio Salado as adjunct faculty for nearly 12 years. The program has evolved over the years and I have supervised student teachers, revised courses, facilitated and developed seminars. I am also an associate professor in psychology for Ashford University. I have a Masters of Arts in Education from Saint Xavier University
in Chicago. I also hold a teaching credential for the University of
California, Riverside. I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree from
Defiance College in Ohio. Additionally I teach ninth grade science at a local high school.
Before moving to Arizona, I taught fifth grade science in Glencoe, Illinois, and was the science staff developer at Val Verde Unified School District in Perris, California. Prior to teaching, I was an officer in the United States Air Force.
Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
Science Methods and Curriculum Development part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Course
This course is required of students who are completing the teacher certification program. Methods and rationale of teaching science are introdcuded and explained. Students must then put theory into practice by writing a mini-unit with a minimum of four lesson plans. Then they must teach two of their lessons. These lessons are uploaded into Task Stream, a education lesson plan tool.
Educating pre-service teachers in geoscience methods part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Essays
Educating pre-service teachers in geoscience methods Kandi Wojtysiak, Education, Rio Salado College Challenges of preparing teachers to teach science Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona promotes an innovative ...
Events and Communities
ITG Teaching the Methods of Geoscience workshop 2012