MENTORS

Below you will find a list of teachers who have experience applying this type of project for use in their classrooms. They have offered to help others make use of PASSPORT TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM. Please do not hesitate to write them with questions. Their experience may help your PASSPORT TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM adventure to be more successful.

If you are comfortable with using PASSPORT TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM in your classroom and would like to help other teachers do likewise, we would be delighted to include you on this list. Please send a note to Eileen Bendixsen with your specifics.



 
  Janet K. Cook 
  Currently teaching environmental science at a DODDs school in
  Japan, home schooling, alternative high school  
  
Area of Expertise:

  6th math and social studies/science one online computer in school and homeschooled; her children used PTK, no computers online at school, kids in same class for only six weeks at a time


  
  Ginny Dexter
  5th - 6th grade science 
   Hydesville Elementary

  
Area of Expertise:

  Publishing Student and Classroom Online. CU-SeeMe, one computer classroom, Integrating Live From...projects into the curriculum, experiencing science, every child a learner. Looping 2 year curriculum. Wrote grant and received one computer on-line for each cooperative group in class.



 
  Susan Hurstcalderone  
  K-8th grade 
  Our Lady of Lourdes School
  
Area of Expertise:

  connecting physical and life sciences, one computer classroom


 
  Charlie Lindgren 
  8th grade 
  Gates Intermediate School

  
Area of Expertise:

  NIH “IMaging” Software, teaching strategies, etc., for any of the units



  
  Tim McCollum
  8th grade  
   Charleston Middle School

  
Area of Expertise:

  one computer classroom, curriculum integration




  Rhonda Toon 
  3rd, 4th and 5th grade looping 
  Lamar County Elementary School

  
Area of Expertise:

  class management with one computer, extension activities



 
  Ruth Wahl 
  9th grade earth science
  Allegany-Limestone Central School

Area of Expertise:
  only one computer in classroom, especially good at integrating PTK projects into a high school classroom