EPSD Teacher Spotlight
Jessie Mader: 8th grade science and 6th grade Outdoor Ed
Global Outcomes and Project-Based Learning in Outdoor Ed
Ms. Mader encourages critical thinking and problem-solving in her daily instruction. Students persevere through several iterations of their projects, testing and reworking them until they are satisfied with their results. Her students are engaged and excited about learning!
Taking it to the Woods!
Students applied what they learned about outdoor shelters outside, first, scouting for the perfect location
Setting up the shelter
They used tarps and the landscape to set up a shelter
Safe from the elements?
Students test out their shelter set up and make adjustments
Word Walls for Vocabulary Instruction in 8th Grade Science
Ms. Mader's makes student engagement a priority and she is dedicated to making the content accessible to everyone.
Clear Expectations and Anchor Charts: Ms Mader uses visuals to anchor learning
Claim Evidence and Reasoning Anchor
This anchor chart helps students recall the elements of supporting a claim in science
Ms Mader has clear expectations for mastery posted on the wall
Humidity Anchor Chart for Essential Vocabulary
Students made visuals to help them mastery content vocabualry