Your help could further MMSA’s vision of a brighter STEM future for the State of Maine and the nation. Today, I ask you to support MMSA and become a part of the movement to support exciting new ways for our youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
MMSA Title: STEM Education Specialist.
Lynn Farrin is a STEM Education Specialist at Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, where she supports classroom teachers and afterschool educators through project work, consulting and curriculum development. Since joining MMSA in January of 2004, her work has included providing professional development in science and engineering education for K-8 teachers and afterschool educators, connecting literacy to science and engineering, mentoring, and teacher leadership. Lynn is a co-author of one of the Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series and a contributing author to NSTA’s Science Scope journals. Lynn is the primary author of the PowerSleuth curriculum materials and Family Energy Activity Guide.
Prior to joining to MMSA, Lynn taught middle school science and mathematics for 15 years, and was involved in several MMSA initiatives as a teacher leader. She was a mentor in the Northern New England Co-mentoring Network (NNECN) before transitioning to the Maine State Coordinator for the NNECN project. Lynn is a Cohort 1 Fellow of the Maine Governor’s Academy for Science Education Leadership and received a state-level Presidential Award for Excellence in Secondary Science Teaching in 1999. She serves on the board of the Maine Science Teachers Association (MSTA) and was the District II Director for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) from 2012-2015. Lynn graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a degree in Secondary Science Education (Biology) and earned her M.Ed. in Science Education at the University of Maine.
Phone: (207) 626-3230 x.112
Email: all emails are first initial last name at mmsa.org
Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, 25 Formative Assessment Strategies, Volume 1 (nsta.org)
PowerSleuth Curriculum Guides (4) (powersleuth.org)
Family Energy Activity Guide (powersleuth.org)
NSTA journal articles (2) (nsta.org)
Formative Assessment Probes: Uncovering Students’ Ideas in Science
Page Keeley, Francis Eberle, and Lynn Farrin
Science Scope, Jan 05
Energy Monitoring: Powerful Connections Between Math, Science, and Community, Lynn Farrin and Jan Mokros, Science Scope, Nov 12
Seeing the Forest Through the Trees (NNECN monograph)
Linking Science, Inquiry and Language Literacy (L-SILL): Reflections from L-SILL Schools https://mmsa.box.com/s/y7mikm2by8olezqyzp8n6ukfsgw4gnwf
Math and Science Through Engineering, Embracing Engineering in the K-8 Classroom (needs to be strung together as one doc) https://mmsa.box.com/s/std8nwejxv4b4ozjhl1oqfuytpec6vf8