Grade(s): 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Ellen Akers is a Physics and pre-AP Physics teacher at Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas. She received her M.Ed. from Lamar University and is anxious to begin work on her Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Ellen has taught 8th grade Science as well as Chemistry and Physics. She has served on the Superintendent’s Council, textbook adoption committee and Leadership Academy. In addition to teaching, Ellen is often tutoring students or serving as a parent volunteer in the school district where her daughter Alexa is a 6th grader. She has also been busy serving as a trainer for the district wide tablet roll-out in addition to presenting professional development on flipping the classroom
Just a small town girl, struggling in a science-y world. Honestly, if I'm on here I have science homework that I have been putting off for a long time. Oops.
A student of a high school. Love to watch and learn on SOPHIA. Want some friends on this site.
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.
After spending more than 20 years in the food and beverage industries, I became a teacher 3 years ago. I love science, learning and technology. I am doing my best to bring myself into the 21st century for myself and my students but the learning curve is very steep......... I am definitely intrigued with the whole concept of the flipped classroom and want to learn more.