Teacher Writer Spotlight: Bonnie Smith

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on September 21, 2020

No task is too complex or unfamiliar for Bonnie Smith, who joined our team of STEMscopes Science teacher writers at the start of this year. While she’s been with the Texas team for just seven months, Bonnie quickly stood out for her creativity, attention to detail, and willingness to take on new challenges. We are so thankful for teachers like Bonnie, and we’d like to show our appreciation by taking a closer look at her background and accomplishments in this month’s Teacher Writer Spotlight. 

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Teacher Writer Spotlight: Erin Rawlinson

Posted by Richard Kingham on August 17, 2020

Sometimes things just come together at the right time. Erin Rawlinson was a new mom. She loved her job as a third-grade teacher in Katy, Texas, but it was time for her to begin a new chapter, one in which she could stay home with her newborn son and be there for all those precious firsts. But there was one glaring problem: she would need supplemental income to leave her day job. Around that time, a former colleague called to see if she’d be interested in writing curriculum for STEMscopes Math. And there it was: the gig that would allow her to be at home with her son.

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Celebrating the teachers that make it possible: Nicole Blakeslee

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on July 22, 2020
Part of what makes STEMscopes a success is the amazing team of teachers that contribute their knowledge and expertise to help write our curriculum. We are so grateful for these teachers, and this month, we’d like to give a special thanks to Nicole Blakeslee.
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Math Teacher Writer Highlight: Taylor Wheeler

Posted by Richard Kingham on June 30, 2020

A year after Taylor Wheeler resigned from her teaching job to focus on raising her children, a former mentor called to discuss a new opportunity. She was writing STEM curricula for a company called STEMscopes, and thought she would be a great candidate for the same position. It was a no brainer for Wheelershe could continue to stay home with her children, while influencing the way STEM is taught in the classroom.

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Science Teacher Writer Highlight: Lindsay Van Wyk

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on June 12, 2020

Overnight, COVID-19 created a demand for flexible lessons that can be taught virtually. Teachers everywhere are now being asked to develop new curricula for an unpredictable future. That's where STEMscopes science writers like Lindsay enter the picture. 

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