I love teaching chemistry, and my goals are always aligned with doing what is best for students. Through connecting with many educators on my social media platforms, it became clear that by helping teachers I am helping more and more students! It has been amazing to share my enthusiasm and experiences on so many different platforms. In fact, the very reason I decided to start my YouTube channel was to provide free and easily accessible professional development to science teachers.
Specialties include: Student-centered instructional strategies, technology integration, flipped classroom, differentiation, NGSS instructional practice, and assessment.
Below I will share both free and paid professional development opportunities you may be interested in pursuing. To view testimonials click here.
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Jan, 2021 | Learn how to easily create and implement engaging student-centered activities using Google-based applications. Special emphasis will be placed on creating click and drag, modeling, and digital notebook activities.
Nov, 2018 | Learn how to provide scaffolding for your students to create models and construct explanations of phenomena using fool-proof strategies. This presentation is ideal for any teacher new to using phenomena in the chemistry classroom.
“Taking this course was such a great decision. It has giving me a new prospective to assessing my students. My biggest struggle in the spring was having students just google answer sheets and copy and paste responses. I now have many ideas and tools that I can use to help students shy away from the "just get through it" mentality. I enjoyed the course and I can wait to see what's next! I have learned so much and I am excited to hit the ground running this fall. :) "
"I have toyed with the idea of flipping my chemistry class for years, but had a lot of concerns. Karen addresses the major concerns (I don't have time, how to get student/parent buy-in, what will I do in class instead) and gives you tools, templates, and ideas to empower you to flip like an expert! By the end of the course, I made my first flipped video and ready to start my next one."
“Thank you so much for developing and sharing this course. I was a little skeptical because often teacher professional development is less than engaging and applicable. I found every moment interesting and learned much more than I thought I would in the course! The step-by-step explanations along with introducing new tools (LOVE Tarsia and StickerMule!) made me feel supported and excited to begin. Thank you! I will use this information and the tools for my classroom this year and for many years to come.”