Liz graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a degree in Mental Health and Human Services and went on to earn her masters degree at Louisiana State University. With a passion for youth development, Liz found a home at St. Frances Cabrini School in Alexandria, LA. There, Liz was charged with steering the school’s curriculum to focus on STEM and other 21st – century skills.
As curriculum coordinator, Liz emphasizes the importance of developing students’ STEM skills with an eye towards employability in the 21st century.
We got the chance to talk to Liz and learn a little more about her and her teaching methods, as well her experience with NICERC.
Study it yourself. Go through it as though you were the student the first time. Don’t be afraid to take the first steps. It’s okay to say “I don’t know the answer to this question but let’s figure it out together.” It just takes jumping into it and saying “I can do it!”
We were seeing that students in physical science and in math were having a hard time grasping geometry skills including volume and mass. So we took a few weeks to do the STEM EDA drone amazon module in our STEM class. […] It was a good learning experience – they loved it! They understand volume and mass so much better in their physical science classes.
We want to make sure the kids are ready for jobs. We have to ask “how do we prepare them for living in our world today?” We can’t teach them if we haven’t learned it ourselves.
Thanks for your passion for Cyber and STEM education Liz! If you want to nominate a teacher for us to interview, reach out on social media or email us.