I had no idea what STEM education was one year ago. I was an engineering major my first year of college; I was a mathematics major in grad school; I’m a tech geek; and I was a whiz in physics. Who knew that a bunch of education enthusiasts came up with a way to link all four of these faves for me?
So here I am, a proud 51st member of Cohort 4 of the Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project, sponsored by NASA and Teachers’ College at Columbia University. I danced around the house for about a half hour when the news came through on my cell, with my excited husband running around screaming, “My baby gon’ be an astronaut!”
Well, that’s not true, but I am in Cohort 4, and I am learning about space, weather, the sun, the moon, the stars…and I’m working with some of the most brilliant people I’ve ever met — all over the country and in a few countries across the pond.
In my blog, I want to share my findings with you — the work I do, the work I get confused about, and how I plan to educate my students with all of my talents.
I love teaching; it’s truly a calling for me. Later on, I’ll tell you how I became a teacher. But for this intro, I’ll say goodnight now. Cheers all – Suse.