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Please take a moment to introduce your self to the rest of the group. Please also include a "discussion starter" -- let us know what you hope to get out of your participation in this group! Thanks! Eric P.S. If you network on Twitter or Facebook, let us know how to connect with you! (I am @Brunsell)

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Glen Westbroek's picture
Glen Westbroek
Middle School Science Teacher from Orem, Utah

I am excited to see this STEM group formed on Edutopia. The combination of Math, Science, and Technology is such a great fit. I hope that as a group we are able to share ideas on how to encourage youth to continue taking classes in these subjects. More importantly, I hope that STEM becomes something students are excited about.

Marc Ybarsabal's picture
Marc Ybarsabal
11th Grade Math & Physics Teacher, YES Prep North Central, Houston TX

Hi! I'm a Math & Physics teacher at YES Prep in Houston, TX. I've taught HS Math for 4 years in Houston ISD, and this is my first year teaching Physics (also first year at YES Prep).

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Eric Brunsell
Asst Professor of Science Education @ UW-Oshkosh

I should probably introduce myself as well -

I am a former physics and physical science teacher and ran a small non-profit (Space Education Initiatives). I am entering my 4th year in a tenure track faculty position. I teach elementary and secondary science methods at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. I also teach courses in our graduate programs. We have online programs in science education and a new cohort starting related to teaching & learning in a connected world (21st Century Skills). My research area is integrating web 2.0 tools into the science classroom...

I hope this group provides a great way to network and share ideas with innovative educators as we discuss "what works" in STEM education!

Leonard Freidhof's picture


I teach chemistry, physics and physical science at Eastland High School in Lanark, Illinois. Been teaching for 26 years. I am a modeler in physics and physical science - traditional chemistry teacher. Looking for ways to get a melding with our science and math classes to give practical examples of math used in science.

Hoping to get some discussions going on joining forces with math and science (and technology) in this group.

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Krys Tuten
Education Technologist, E. A. White Elementary School, grades pre-k - 5th

I work with the teachers in integrating technology into their lesson plans for various subjects and levels. After collaborating with the classroom teacher, we create a lesson plan to be used in the computer lab for grades (pre-k - 5th.) If the teacher is not familiar with the software, I model the lesson and then the teacher takes over.

Am I the only elementary teacher in this group?

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