Teacher Writer Spotlight: Stephanie Even

Posted by Merritt Moses on June 21, 2021

Stephanie Even has been with STEMscopes since June of 2017, making this her fourth year with the curriculum writing team! And we are so grateful to have her with us.

Stephanie Even Profile pictureBefore joining STEMscopes, Stephanie was a fourth- and fifth-grade science and math teacher for Cy-Fair ISD, located in northwest Houston. Her teaching experience combined with her education background (she earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Service and an Alternative Certification to teach in Texas) make her a standout addition to the curriculum team.

What Stephanie most enjoys about STEMscopes is that it enables her to stay connected to family life and work from home while keeping her involved in the education field. Finding that type of work was one of her personal goals when she took a break from teaching, and soon after, she learned about the STEMscopes summer writing program from a friend.

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Topics: science, teacher writers

Teacher Writer Spotlight: Katy Grose

Posted by Merritt Moses on May 14, 2021

After teaching fifth-grade science for over six years, in addition to teaching multiple other subjects to third-, fifth-, and sixth-graders in a self-contained classroom, Katy Grose has become an expert in creating and writing curricula that engages students.

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Currently an art teacher for grades K-4, Katy has worked jointly with STEMscopes for six years. One of her colleagues tells us that “Katy has been writing for us for some time now, and there’s never a task that she can't handle. She is thorough and quick. She works with multiple grade levels and has a creative, fun-loving side that shows in everything she writes, as well as through her interaction with others. She is a hard worker who is dedicated to writing lessons that are best for students.”

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Topics: science, teacher writers

Announcing our STEMscopes Coding Contest Winners

Posted by Merritt Moses on May 10, 2021

This month we celebrated two special holidays, Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Day. We invited students and teachers across the country to participate in a contest where students could code a virtual greeting card to honor their mothers, teachers, and caregivers. 

Of all the amazing virtual cards we received throughout the contest, the coded cards below were especially impressive, so we want to show off these students’ hard work! Scroll down to check out our contest winners and see what some very talented students were able to code with STEMscopes Coding!

See our winning cards:

For more information visit https://info.stemscopes.com/stem-resources

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Topics: science, distance learning, "STEM", "remote learning", coding

Understanding HR133

Posted by Richard Kingham on April 05, 2021

The effects of the pandemic have left almost no one untouched, and education is one area in particular that has experienced tremendous hardship. In December 2020, the former administration signed into effect a $900 billion stimulus package that includes section H.R. 133, which provides $70 billion to help public and private schools recover from the pandemic. This bill is of paramount importance for anybody with skin in the education game (which is all of us), so we’ve provided an overview of how H.R. 133 works.

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Topics: science, math, distance learning, "remote learning"

Teacher Writer Spotlight: Lisa Culberson

Posted by Merritt Moses on March 19, 2021

After a whopping 23 years of being a science teacher, science department head, science teacher trainer and a summer training coordinator, Lisa Culberson is now, mostly, retired. However, she still works with STEMscopes during some of her free time.

Lisa started working with STEMscopes as a science teacher trainer and transitioned to being a curriculum writer in October of 2017. As a science curriculum writer, she most enjoys the chance to write about the various products we offer in our program. For example, writing lessons in partnership with our streaming companies, BBC and CNN, and curriculum products that we offer in Australia, Canada, the UK, and across all 50 US states. 

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Topics: science, teacher writers