Meet The Authors From Summit K 12’s New Dynamic Science Program
The strength of our Dynamic Science curriculum comes from our partnership with science authors and editors all across Texas. That’s why we’re introducing our Meet the Authors’ Series so you can get to know the people who created the unique Science content for Texas learners.
Our first interview is with Elizabeth Gonzalez. Elizabeth is an educator with 10 years of middle school science teaching experience.
Her passion for teaching has led her to transition into the role of a science content writer, where she continues to shape the future of science education, creating engaging and effective learning experiences for all students.
We’re excited to share this interview between Robyn Shulman and Elizabeth Gonzalez.
Robyn Shulman: Elizabeth, can you share a bit about your background?
Elizabeth Gonzalez: I’m a teacher with 10 years of middle school science teaching experience. My passion for teaching led me to transition into the role of a science content writer. In this role, I can continue to shape the future of science education, creating engaging and effective learning experiences for all students.
Shulman: What part of the 2024 Texas State Science Adoption did you create?
Gonzalez: I wrote 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Science Content. This includes Lesson Guides, Study Guides, Assessments, TEKS videos, Home to School Connection Letters, STAAR Review Materials and more!
Shulman: What was your favorite part about creating the Dynamic Science Curriculum?
Gonzalez: One of my favorite parts about creating the Dynamic Science Curriculum was being able to collaborate with the middle school content authors. We all had different teaching styles, worked in different districts, and had different ideas for labs and activities. We collaborated effectively and combined our ideas to make fun and engaging lesson activities.
Shulman: What advice would you give to teachers who use Summit K12’s new Dynamic Science program?
Gonzalez: Advice for educators incorporating Summit K12’s New Dynamic Science program is to embrace the opportunity to experiment with new activities and labs. Teachers often gravitate towards familiar activities and labs every year, but eventually get burnt out doing the same thing over and over again. I think it’s important to explore new activities and labs to help evolve as an educator.
Shulman: Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. We look forward to more of these great interviews!
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