Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, an online professional development magazine for elementary teachers, focuses on preparing teachers to teach science concepts in an already congested curriculum by integrating inquiry-based science with literacy teaching. Launched in March 2008, each thematic issue relates elementary science topics and concepts to the real-world context of the polar regions and includes standards-based science and content-rich literacy learning.
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I am the project director for Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears and an Education Resource Specialist in the College of Education and Human Ecology (School of Teaching and Learning) at The Ohio State University. I have bachelor's degrees in Biological Sciences and Anthropology, and a Master's degree in Education. I've taught at the elementary and middle school levels and hold a 4-9 Science license in the state of OH. I'm currently pursuing a reading endorsement at Ohio State.