Two PPS teachers named to two advisory boards

Two PPS teachers named to two leading educational advisory boards
Posted on 01/29/2021
Two PPS teachers named to two leading educational advisory boards

Two Portsmouth Public Schools teacher have been added to two separate educational advisory boards.

Isaiah Marriner, a science teachers from Churchland High School, has been appointed to the NASA eCLIPS Advisory Board. NASA's eClips is an educational resource that is used to increase STEM literacy by making it accessible and understandable. The eClips website has four main categories: “Our World” for grades three –five; “Real World” for grades six-eight; “Launchpad” for grades nine-12, and “Spotlite”. Spotlite contains videos produced and created by students, for students, and address misconceptions in science. As a member of the advisory board for NASA eClips, Marriner will review the material on the website, suggest changes and additional topics, as well as find ways to implement eClips into current curriculum.

Kimberly Owens, a science teacher at I.C. Norcom High School, has also been appointed to the JASON Learning Teacher Advisory Panel. She is the second PPS teacher selected for this advisory group, which is comprised of JASON educators throughout the country, will work to ensure JASON curriculum, STEM role models, and other opportunities through JASON Learning are diverse and inclusive of all the communities they serve.

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