Lauren Bowers

Lauren Bowers taught high school science teacher for over a decade until recently transitioning into a Teaching & Learning leadership role. In the classroom, her passion is providing a space for students to explore science three-dimensionally through inquiry with the necessary scaffolding that will allow them to collaboratively dig deep into the learning pit. During this unique time of education, Lauren has had the opportunity to teach a few classes at the high school level, while also serving as a guest science teacher in elementary school synchronous sessions. Her focus has been on appreciating the opportunities that virtual learning provides while not compromising the quality of learning that happens in a brick and mortar setting. As schools have transitioned back on campus, she has been mentoring teachers through the process of keeping the good practices that have come out of virtual learning, while not losing sight of our main purpose – providing meaningful experiences for students. As a first-generation college graduate, she holds a BSEd from Baylor University, a MAEd in Secondary Science Education from The University of Nebraska, and is pursuing her PhD in STEM Education at the University of Idaho.

Sessions:
NGSS for School Leaders
Inquiry-Based 3D NGSS Science in the Secondary Science Classroom
Leading Instruction Through The Lens of the NGSS Crosscutting Concepts