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PROFILE

Myriam Hibbard,
NSF Teaching Partner

NSF GK-12 Project: Northeastern University
GK-12-PLUS (Partners Linking Urban Schools)
URL: http://www.gk12.neu.edu

Partner School: John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science,
Boston, MA

Degree: Bachelor of Education (specializing in Chemistry and Natural Science, Universidad Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile

Years Teaching: 5



Special Accomplishments/Interests
Master Teacher, Urban Ecology Institute, Boston, 2003 – Present
School Coordinator, MIT Scipro Program, Boston, 2002 – Present
Teacher Leader, Machine Science After-school Program, Boston, 2004 – 2006
Teacher Leader “Robolab” After-school Program, Boston, 2005 – 2006
Evaluator, Southern New England Junior Science, Boston, 2003 and 2004
Boston Police Neighborhood Crime Watch Community Service Award, 1999

How will you continue to integrate an aspect of GK-12 and your partnership with graduate students into your teaching, philosophy, etc.?
I believe that all children are able to learn. In my planning and teaching, I must remember that children have different ways of learning and support their various modalities. I also need to hold high expectations for all students and never underestimate their abilities. I have the responsibility to expose my students to a variety of experiences. As a professional educator, I need to learn continuously in order to keep up with the new research and practice in education as well as in my content area. In this manner, I can be better equipped to adjust my practice and serve my students and their families the best. I want all my students to have the chance to pursue a higher education and possess the knowledge and skills to make good decisions and succeed in whatever path they choose to follow.

One aspect of the GK-12 Project that I will continue to integrate into my teaching philosophy is the idea of having a person in my classroom that brings enthusiasm, creativity, energy, and knowledge to the educational environment. Working with somebody from outside gives me the opportunity to create an interdisciplinary educational path that eventually will help students to make good decisions about their future.

How has the GK-12 experience changed you, and how has your participation changes the GK-12 project?
The GK-12 program changed my perception that a graduate student in my classroom is not an aide, but is a colleague. We discussed topics before planning a class, decided the best way to present new content. I learned from the fellow more about his/her area of research. My participation changed the GK-12 project by bringing my experience as an educator to the graduate student. I provided ideas on how to deliver a lesson and maybe inspired the graduate student to do something in the future that relates to K-12 education.



Profile date: July 2007
 
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