Vol. 9 No. 1 January 26, 2023
X-STEM All Access is Back for 2023!
Students will get an inside look into the exciting careers and inspiring personal journeys of diverse STEM role models through a lively Q&A session with a fellow STEM professional. The 30-minute max episodes will premiere throughout the school year and will be available on-demand to fit in your schedule. Stay tuned for updates on dates, speakers, and more!
Join us for the First Episode of Spring on February 22!
Hear from featured speaker Capt Sophia Schwalbe about what it means to be an ionosphere physicist at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Capt Schwalbe will show the audience how exciting it is being a "meteorologist for space"!
Join this charismatic STEM entertainer for another episode of X-STEM All Access! Better known as the Hip Hop M.D., he's an engineer and science communicator using pop culture to make STEM fun!
More Ways to Use X-STEM All Access
NGSS and CASEL Aligned Lessons in 2023!
X-STEM All Access episodes include Next Generation Science Standard (NGSS) and Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) aligned lesson plans! All 2022 episodes and upcoming 2023 episodes will have companion lesson plans written by professional educators in accordance with NGSS and CASEL standards. This makes X-STEM All Access easier than ever to incorporate into your classroom!
Soon all on-demand X-STEM All Access episodes will have new NGSS and CASEL lesson plans. So check-in again soon to see what’s available!
How to Find These Lesson Plans
Find these NGSS and CASEL aligned lessons on our website here!
You can also find these lessons through PocketLab Notebook!
Notebook is a full-featured, all-in-one digital lab notebook designed for classrooms. Collect, visualize, and analyze PocketLab data anytime, anywhere and access the complete Lesson Library. Assign up to ten lessons to your students.
Meet the Curriculum Writers!
"Excellence in STEM education is found when students ask amazing questions, design and conduct authentic investigations, and are able to make informed decisions in our society."
Jessica Noffsinger has been an educator for 22 years and has spent the past 12 years teaching science and engineering at the STEM Magnet Lab School in Northglenn, CO. Creating learning experiences that are engaging and thought provoking is Jessica’s specialty. Students in her classroom have engaged in several problem-based learning activities that have challenged students to use their understanding of scientific concepts to solve problems, ranging from replacing fluorescent lights in the classroom to landing 40,000 kilograms of cargo on Mars. Jessica also sponsors a variety of extracurricular activities and serves on numerous school, district, and state level committees. She was the 2015 Recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching for secondary science and was a member of the 2021 Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program.
"The secret to STEM is creativity. The goal of education is to protect, promote, and empower that creativity."
Stacy is an International Education Specialist with 20+ years’ of experience teaching across the US, the UK, and Zambia. After earning her biology degree and working in a cardiology research lab, Stacy joined Teach for America (TFA). She taught science, math, and reading in secondary schools in Texas and New York for 15 years. Stacy was a member of the committees that wrote the New York State Intermediate Science Standards and the New York City Science Performance Standards. She was an instructional coach and teacher trainer in New York City, London, Pensacola, FL, and Greensboro, NC. Stacy has helped prepare the next generation of science educators, teaching education courses at Mercy College in NY and Canterbury Christ Church University in England. She served as a District Science Coordinator in New York City, managing a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, designing the science curriculum program for grades K-8, and creating the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Program for hundreds of teachers in the district’s 27 schools. Stacy also headed the education dept at PEAS Zambia, a branch of UK-based nonprofit Promoting Equality in African Schools. In Zambia, Stacy managed school leaders, overseeing their leadership development as well as the education program at their schools. Stacy has designed various curricula for school systems, schools, and school wraparound services/after-school programs.
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