About Me

Hello, my name is Kim Calderon and I have been a middle school Science/STEM teacher at Sutter Middle School in Fowler, CA for the last 11 years. In those 11 years I have taught all 3 grade levels (6th, 7th & 8th) and I have also taught all the disciplines of science (Earth, Life & Physical). I have been trained in SIOP protocols, Project Based Learning and Kagan strategies and have worked to combine the three into a general teaching strategy that strives to meet the needs of all my students. Over the course of the last 5 years we have transitioned to an integrated Science model using the Next Generation Science Standards. Over the last 4 years I have also developed and implemented a STEM class, where I have tried to integrate PBL with NGSS to create immersive learning experiences for my students.

Education:

Bachelor of Science: Biological Sciences from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Single Subject Teaching Credential: Biological Sciences from Fresno State University

Master of Arts: Education Administration from Fresno Pacific University

Certifications:

Single Subject Credential: Biological Sciences

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

Google Certified Educator: Level 2

Extracurriculars:

Coaching:

Sports- Soccer, Softball, Basketball, Volleyball

Academic Teams: Science Olympiad, Science Fair, Lego Robotics, Science Bowl, Destination Imagination

Grants:

$29,000 in grants awarded, including:

PG&E Bright Ideas

Lowe's Toolbox for Education

Toshiba America Foundation

Presenting:

CUE National Conference

CUE Fall Conference

National Science Teachers Association Conference

CVCUE Conferences

TCOE Tech Rodeo

CDE STEM Symposium

K2CanToo Conferences