Grade(s): Middle School / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Hello everyone! I am Amanda and I am an Academic Coordinator at Sophia. I absolutely love working with such a great company!
I graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2007 with a degree in Secondary Science Education. Prior to graduation I lived in Costa Rica for the summer doing research on dolphins! I taught middle school science for a few years after graduation and then took my teaching expertise to China to teach English for six months. After my arrival home from China I began working with Sophia in the fall of 2011.
I enjoy all things science related especially environmental sciences and genetics. In my free time I love traveling! I also enjoy being outdoors, reading and spending time with family and friends. Life is good :)
With 25 years of experience teaching chemistry, physical science and physics, Carolyn Fruin believes greater academic success can be achieved when students and teachers have the capacity to interact and share ideas, both inside and outside the classroom. Carolyn has been involved in the development of online learning platforms, has written and evaluated state and national science curriculum, and has developed large scale professional development programs for teachers at all levels. She has presented on integrating instructional technology at multiple conferences and has helped districts launch digital initiatives successfully. Carolyn is a College Board Table Leader for Advanced Placement Chemistry, served as an online mentor for the New Teacher Center, and co-facilitates Secondary Chemistry Instructor institutes at local universities in Minnesota. Her current position is in the School of Education at Capella University, an online competency-based institution. As a lead curriculum writer and course developer, she manages the creation of professional development, Master’s degree specializations and doctoral programs in digital transformation
Bill Nye is a man with a mission: to foster a scientifically literate society by helping people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Nye has spent the past 20 years educating students young and old about science and understands the importance of keeping minds active after the last school bell rings. “Learning can happen anywhere and at anytime – the important thing is that it should never stop,” Nye said. “We’ve put together fun, free and easy activities that will make this the summer of learning versus the summer filled with the dreaded words ‘I’m bored.’ ” AN EARLY KNACK FOR HOW THINGS WORK Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has done most of his life. Growing up in Washington, D.C., he spent afternoons and summers de-mystifying math for his classmates. While working for Boeing in Seattle, Bill combined his love of science with his flair for comedy. After winning a Steve Martin look-alike contest, he became an engineer by day and a stand-up comic by night. Eventually, Bill made the transition to comedy writer and performer on Seattle’s home-grown ensemble comedy show “Almost Live.” This is where “Bill Nye the Science Guy®” was born. The 18-time Emmy Award-winning show appeared before Saturday Night Live and later on Comedy Central. During this time, he also wrote five kids’ books about science, including his latest title, “Bill Nye’s Great Big Book of Tiny Germs.” BROADENING HIS MISSION Bill’s passion for math and science translated into a love of space. His role as CEO of The Planetary Society, the world’s large space interest organization, has taken him across the globe. And one thing Bill is very proud of is the MarsDials, two sundials on residing on Mars he created with Cornell scientists. America’s favorite stand-up scientist hasn’t changed much from that kid growing up in Washington, DC. He still rides his bike to work. He’ll pull out his Periodic Table of the Elements from his wallet. And his drive for helping others understand science is as strong as ever.
I am originally from Guyana, South America. I came to the U.S in 1991 and lived in Brooklyn, New York for about four years before moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota where I currently live. I went to the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, where I attended the Institute of Technology and received degrees in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering. I currently work as a Learning Coach at Sophia and am pursing a masters degree in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University. My goal for Sophia is to provide a clear understanding of math and science concepts by relating them to elementary ideas. My hope is that the method(s) I employ will make what seem to be very complex ideas much more approachable and appreciated.
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