Monthly Archives: August 2018

Presenting at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

An Exemplary Teacher I have been blessed by learning from some of the best teachers in Utah, both as a student and as a colleague. The best teacher of all was J. Fay Jacobsen, a science and math teacher at … Continue reading

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A Poster at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

As our school-wide Mars Exploration project got underway at American Academy of Innovation, I wanted to give the team leaders an opportunity to share what they were doing with a larger audience and meet the people who are actually planning … Continue reading

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Launching the Mars Project

With our first semester seminars done in the middle of January 2017, the students were as ready as they could be to start our school-wide Mars Exploration project at American Academy of Innovation. Whether or not the teachers were ready … Continue reading

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Mars Seminars: Preparing for a School-wide PBL

In my previous three posts, I’ve talked about how my students at American Academy of Innovation created an animation of a space habitat for astronauts to live in on their way to Mars, how they learned to use Mars MOLA … Continue reading

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Traveling to Mars

I taught STEAM (physical sciences, technology, engineering, digital and traditional arts, and mathematics) classes at American Academy of Innovation in South Jordan, Utah during the 2016-17 school year (which was the first year of operation). The charter and mission of … Continue reading

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