STEMscopes Celebrates the Achievements of Hispanic STEM Pioneers

Posted by John Vogel on September 13, 2021

September 15th through October 15th marks National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time of year where we honor the achievements, contributions, and influence of Hispanic Americans to the world. Here at STEMscopes we want to recognize some of the lesser known Hispanic pioneers in various STEM fields. Some you may know; some may be brand new to you.

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Topics: mathematical reasoning, productive struggle, math

Solving Word Problems With Three Reads

Posted by Richard Kingham on August 27, 2021

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Topics: mathematical reasoning, productive struggle, math

Teacher Writer Spotlight: Susan G. Galvan

Posted by Lesly Gregory on August 23, 2021

It’s all about the science for Susan G. Galvan. Not only has she worked in science education practically her whole career, but she also loves analyzing data. You can’t get more scientific than that!

Susan G. GalvanRetired from teaching, Galvan is currently a science consultant in Texas. Her previous roles range from high school science teacher to science fair coordinator, science curriculum specialist, and more.

Having recently joined the STEMscopes team, Galvan is excited about all the work she gets to do. “I love all the different strategies we use to reach every learner,” she says. A true team player, her nominating colleague calls Galvan a “superb asset for the high school science writing team.” It’s her attention to detail, creativity, writing skills, and overall enthusiasm for the work that makes her such a valuable contributor to STEMscopes.

Galvan infuses her work with passion, but still has plenty left over when it comes to family. As the mom of two “wonderful sons and daughters-in-law,” she loves that her family is big and boisterous. According to Galvan, holidays are never boring with her crew.

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Topics: science, teacher writers

Math Teacher Writer Highlight: Steve Baker

Posted by Richard Kingham on August 19, 2021

Steve Baker writes for STEMscopes Math on the go. After teaching elementary math and science for years, Baker and his wife packed up his RV and hit the road with their two sons. In between homeschooling their children and traversing the country, Baker can be found pouring his knowledge into our curriculum.

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Topics: math, teacher writers

Math Tutoring and Intervention

Posted by Richard Kingham on August 10, 2021

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Topics: productive struggle, math, intervention