It’s Time for Science! In this episode, host Tom Racine talks with Leonor Rebosura from Newark Unified School District and Kimberly Astle from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. We also remember the life and legacy of FOSS co-director Larry Malone.
Leonor Rebosura, Director of Teacher Induction at Newark Unified School District in Newark, California, talks with us about how to get families involved with science. Ms. Rebosura touches on science resources for home, events that teachers and districts can do to get parents involved, and the difference parental involvement makes in helping kids learn.
We spoke with Kimberly Astle at the NSTA conference in Atlanta back in March 2023. She is the Associate Director of Elementary Science and Content Integration for the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Ms. Astle spoke with us about funding for getting kids outside, their statewide project of integrating science, ELA, and math, teacher burnout, and getting the joy and fun back into science, among other things!
Remembering Larry Malone
Laurence Edward Malone (1943-2023) passed away on June 13, 2023. Larry was passionate about science education and spent over 50 years working at the Lawrence Hall of Science™ in Berkeley, California. At its inception, he provided the vision for the Full Option Science System™ (FOSS)® and was the major materials designer, writer, and voice of this highly successful national curriculum project. He served as the project co-director for over 20 years. We spend a few minutes remembering Larry and his legacy.
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