Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Scott Moss

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One thing I ofter hear is, “I need more innovative options for NGSS.” This is probably because my running partner is a middle school science teacher. She has my ear at 5am as I’m panting trying to keep up with her. So many science teachers are in the same boat. They want better ways to teach the new standards. Scott Moss has a way to not only hit those standards, but also get students creating. Check out his session at Fall CUE. 

Scott Moss has worked in public education for 30 years and in higher education for 20 years. He works as an Instructional Technology Outreach Consultant for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Scott has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. He had educational management jobs in two districts and the San Diego County Office of Education. He is a Google Certified Innovator, a Microsoft Innovative Educator, an Apple Teacher, and is Leading Edge Certified.

What sessions are you presenting at Fall CUE this year?

Coding to Create Science Simulations

What inspired you to put this session together?

When I saw how powerful and engaging science simulations such as PHET (https://phet.colorado.edu/) can be, I was inspired to have students create their own. Not only will students internalize the science concepts, but they can bring their creativity to the creation of something useful to others.

Why should someone attend?

In this session attendees will see how coding can be used by students to create their own science experiments and simulations. Attendees will see student examples at many grade levels and various branches of science. They will also be linked to a plethora of resources to help them get started.

What’s your CUE Story?

I have been presenting at CUE and SDCUE for more than two decades. It’s not an exaggeration to say that CUE has played a tremendous part in my professional life over that time.

To read more about this session and the other options for CUE’s incredible two-day conference, check out the schedule. Don’t forget to register for the conference, too! You DO NOT want to miss this year.

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Kristina Allison

Kristina Allison is currently teaching language arts and computer science at the middle school level. She holds a masters in educational technology, teaches as a Lead Learner for CUE and serves as a director on the CapCue board, the Sacramento area affiliate. Kristina is also a proud teacher consultant for the Area 3 Writing Project. Find her at http://figurativelyteaching.com

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