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Rocky Point Boasts (Another!) Published Educator

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Middle School science teacher Ms. Audra Hallock has added published author to her impressive teaching credentials. Ms. Hallock’s article “Forms of Energy Museum Walk” is featured in the February issue of Science Scope magazine, the National Science Teaching Association’s peer-reviewed journal for middle level and junior high school science teachers. Her article, which is in the Science on a Shoestring section, pinpoints the higher-order thinking skills involving analysis, evaluation and synthesis that students gain in engaging in gallery walks. The lesson she created and which is highlighted in the article involved helping students understand various forms of energy and energy transformations and featured a photo of two of the district’s current ninth graders, Alyssa Calderon and Sarah Zarzycki. Ms. Hallock, who is also the district’s first New York State STEM Master Teacher, created the step-by-step assignment with her eighth grade physical science classes last year as they worked in the lab. She also differentiated instruction for ELL students and those with special needs. “After doing this activity and reflecting on it, I was very happy with the results,” Ms. Hallock said of the students being highly engaged with the low-cost, simple science lesson. “The fact that it was so student-centered made this activity a keeper.”
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