Quite frequently, Kimberly is invited to speak to various groups. She does this in the form of giving a presentation or by conducting a workshop. Some of the topics she has presented are listed below. Of course, she can always tailor a presentation to meet your specific needs, or generate a presentation or workshop based on your request.
Author Presentation topics include, but are not limited to:
Science Professional Development
Kimberly is the K-12 Science Instructional Specialist for her local school district in SC. Her job is professional development. She has worked with the SC Dept. of Education on several occasions in the Development of both SCPASS-Science and the Biology-EOCEP. She has presented at the SC Science Council Conference for the past several years. See her resume below.
Science Professional Development topics include, but are not limited to:
- Introducing the SEPs
What are the Science & Engineering Practices? What exactly is the expectation for each? The SEPs are adapted from Next Generation Science Standards. How do we teach them to SC students?
- Assessing the SEPs
How should test questions be written to address the Science & Engineering Practices? SCPASS and Biology EOC questions are written to address the SEPs. This presentation will help teachers to write questions with the SEPs in mind.
- Getting Started with STEM
Maybe your school/district would like to get started with STEM, what should you do? Simple, inexpensive measures will be introduced to help you get started with STEM.
- Increasing Rigor in Science
How do teachers move away from definitions and bullet points to really teach Science at a high level? This presentation will help teachers understand how to increase rigor in ways that student knowledge will be appropriately extended.
- Making Science Real
Science is everywhere. In order to be an effective Science instructor, teachers must become aware of how Science impacts their daily lives. This presentation highlights ways in which Science can be made real for students.
- They Can't Read
A common discussion among teachers--how do we teach Science at a high-level when the students have difficulties with reading? This workshop will introduce strategies for teaching Science to struggling readers.
- Was That a Good Science Lesson?
Many school administrators are tasked with observing Science lessons and offering feedback, but without a background in Science, how do they know if it was a good lesson? This workshop will explain and demonstrate excellence in Science.
- Mini-Labs Everyday
For years, we have known that students need hands-on experiences to really understand Science content. We are familiar with the labs and investigations of Science, but what about Mini-Labs? A mini-lab a day is not unreasonable, nor does it have to be expensive! This presentation will show you how!
- They Want Us to Teach What?
A presentation can be designed to give teachers the background they need to effectively teach any Elementary or Middle School Science Unit in the 2014 SC Science Standards. This presentation can also be adapted to a unit of High School Biology, Chemistry, or Physical Science.
- Topics By Request!
If you would like for Kimberly to visit your school or district to help meet a need that is not addressed above, please contact her with a proposed topic. If you do not know exactly what topic you need, you can explain your goal(s) and she will develop a presentation or workshop to meet your goal(s).