AFT Science Cadre

Meet the AFT Science Cadre

The AFT Science Cadre began its voyage in 2011 with the mission of bringing teacher voice to the development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The crew selected to carryout this mission came highly recommended by their local and/or state federation president for their leadership and expertise in teaching science across all grade levels and disciplines.

Once this mission was accomplished, the cadre was charged with elevating the importance of science education for ALL students and creating professional learning opportunities and resources for teachers. They have presented at the AFT’s bi-annual TEACH Conference, designed science-related brochures and model lessons exemplifying 3-dimensional learning outlined in the National Research Council’s Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Core Ideas.

We hope that you find the resources useful!

(For more information about the AFT’s work around science education and STEM policy recommendations, contact Melanie Hobbs ([email protected]) in the educational issues department.)

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AFT Science Cadre Team Members

You can learn more about each team member by clicking here.

 

Elementary Teachers

K-2

Sandra Cappelli (RI) Local: Westwarwick Teachers Alliance

Tammy Stegeman (IL) Local: Quincy Federation of Teachers

Maura Graham-Vecellio (CT) Local: Meriden Federation of Teachers

3-5

Julie Campbell (OH) Local: Toledo Federation of Teachers

Kelly Gibson (MN) Local: St. Paul Federation of Teachers

Linda Johnson (OH) Local: Cincinnati Federation of Teachers

Patricia Paradiso (NJ) Local: Perth Amboy Federation

Dolores Samson (OH) Local: Toledo Federation of Teachers

6-8

Matthew Hinckley (CA) Local: Berkeley Federation of Teachers

Rochelle Petre (NY) Local: Bayport Blue Point Teachers Association

High School

Mark Avery (FL) Local: Marion Education Association

John Clark (FL) Local: Volusia United Educators

Kathy Dorman (CO) Local: Douglas County Federation

Georgia Everett: (IN) Local: AFT Indiana

Wynell Gilbert (AL) Local: Jefferson County AFT

Lauren Levites (IL) Local: Chicago Teachers Union

Denise Pfeiffer: (OH) Local: Cincinnati Federation of Teachers

Wendy Tate (FL) Local: Volusia United Educators

Cheryl Vogler (IL) Local: Quincy Federation of Teachers

Amelia Wolfe (WV) Local: Wood County Federation of Teachers

Joseph Zuniga (NY) Local: Rochester Teachers Association

 

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Humans depend on the living world for the resources and other benefits provided by biodiversity. But human activity is also having adverse impacts on...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Standards aligned
All organisms have external parts. Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move...
AFT Science Cadre
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2018
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Standards aligned
Plants make seeds that can grow into new plants, but if the seeds just fall to the ground under the parent plant, they might not get enough sun,...
NGSS
As human populations and per-capita consumption of natural resources increase, so do the negative impacts on Earth unless the activities and...
AFT Science Cadre
Updated: 
2018
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NGSS
Plants and animals have both internal and external structures that serve various functions in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction. For any...
Questioning and prompting students to articulate their understanding of concepts and key ideas is an essential part of the teaching and learning...
This brochure provides examples of group norms and essential questions to guide discussion for professional learning communities (PLCs). Sample SMART...
Are you looking for guidance and ideas for planning a family science or STEM night? This guide is designed to bring new ideas to and age-old practice...
  • Professional Development
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
What is Project-based learning (PBL)? What are the benefits for students? How do I plan for instruction utilizing this technique? Find out answers to...