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STEAM 6th Grade, STEAM-M, STEAM-E, STEAM K-5th

Welcome Everyone!

I am the new STEAM Content Specialist at Solano Middle School.  I will be assisting the teachers with implementing project-based learning.  Our mission is to provide rigorous and relevant curriculum to all students and introduce them to slowly incorporate the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  These projects are meant to be fun, hands-on, challenging, and collaborative group based.

Amanda Gunnell - STEAM Content Specialist

About Me

Welcome Everyone!

STEAM:

I am the new STEAM Content Specialist at Solano Middle School.  I will be assisting the teachers with implementing project-based learning.  Our mission is to provide rigorous and relevant curriculum to all students and introduce them to slowly incorporate the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  These projects are meant to be fun, hands-on, challenging, and collaborative group based.  It will help students with all different learning styles: kinesthetic (learns better with hands-on activities), visual (learns better if they see what they are learning), auditory (learn best when the teacher lectures), etc.  Some students may find that they are a combination of learning styles.  For example, when I began community college I realized the reason why I had problems remembering what the teacher said during lectures and I was able to correct that problem.  The reason I couldn't remember was because my learning style was NOT that of an auditory learner.  I learned that I was a more kinesthetic and visual learner.  With that new knowledge about myself, I had to take notes and use different colors in order to remember the teachers lecture or I had to keep my hands busy in some non-disruptive way (doodling pictures on my papers).  It didn't mean that I wasn't as smart as the auditory learners in the class who could memorize everything the teacher said during class.  It just meant that I had a different learning style.

Education:

I have a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis.  I transferred to UC Davis from Napa Valley Community College.  I grew up in Vallejo and graduated from Hogan High School.  I went to Glen Cove Elementary and Franklin Middle School as well.  I was in Franklin Middle School's Color Guard during my 7th and 8th grade years (I was a rifle).

Hobbies/Interests:

My hobbies are watercolor painting, drawing/sketching, photography, quilting/sewing, playing video games, shopping, and fixing things myself (washing machine, cracked cell phone screen,  cars, etc.).

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Please call (707) 556-8921

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