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. Her focus is on science and engineering education and STEM integration, working to help educators, especially at the K-8 level, strengthen and implement standards-based curriculum, instruction and assessment.
Prior to joining MMSA in 2004, Lynn spent 15 years as a middle school science and mathematics teacher and was involved in several MMSA initiatives as a teacher leader, serving as a mentor in the Northern New England Co-mentoring Network (NNECN) before transitioning to the Maine State Coordinator for the NNECN project. Lynn is aCohort 1 Fellow of the Maine Governor’s Academy for Science Education Leadership and a 1999 state-level finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Secondary Science Teaching. She is a member and has served on the board of the Maine Science Teachers Association (MSTA), served as District II Director for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) from 2012-2015 and is currently serving on the University of Maine at Farmington’s Board of Visitors.
Lynn graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a degree in Secondary Science Education in Biology and earned her M.Ed. in Science Education at the University of Maine. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family at camp or traveling, enjoys knitting and spending time outdoors walking, running and hiking.
Email: all emails are first initial last name at mmsa.org
Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, 25 Formative Assessment Strategies, Volume 1 (nsta.org)
Family Energy Activity Guide (powersleuth.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
Math and Science Through Engineering, Embracing Engineering in the K-8 Classroom