About Pam Rickard

Professional Development & Consulting

July 2013 - Presenter: Cycle Students Through The Engineering Design Process and Learn Coding with Processing.org, CUE Rockstar Teacher Summer Camp USS Hornet, San Francisco, CA

July 2013 - Lab Instructor – Middle School Level, Cal Poly EPIC Summer Camp (EPIC = Engineering Possibilities in College) 
Focus Sessions:  Scratch & Arduino

June 2013 - Workshop Facilitator – Google Apps for Ed Boot Camp, Santa Maria Bonita School District, Contracted by Santa Barbara County Ed Office

May 2013 - STEM Teacher Discussion Panel, Maker Faire, San Mateo, CA

2013 - Science Literacy Leadership Initiative, Santa Barbara County Schools

2012 – 2013 - Coach: Formative Assessment & Tech to Reach CCSS, SBCEO Instructional Strategy Team: Special Designation, Lompoc & Santa Maria Team 

March 2013 - Presenter: Design Thinking to Reach CCSS Workshop, Annual CUE Conference Palm Springs, CA, (Computer Using Educators)

March 2013 - Distinguished School Validation Team for Templeton HS, San Luis Obispo County Office of Education

October 2012 - Presenter: Formative Assessment & Tech to Reach CCSS, CUE Connects Teacher Professional Development, New Tech High School, Nipomo, CA

October 2012 - Planning Committee Member, Building Bridges in STEM-CCSTEM Annual Forum 2012, University of California Santa Barbara, CA

July 2012 - Presenter: Design Thinking to Reach CCSS, CUE Rockstar Teacher Summer Camp Santa Ynez

Professional Organizations

CCSTEM.org Board Member

SLO Mini Maker Faire Board Member

SLOCUE Advisory Committee

SBCUE Advisory Committee

Society of Women Engineers

Computer Science Teacher Association

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

National Science Teacher Association

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

California Science Teachers Association

California League of Middle Schools

GLOBE Science Network

 LUSD Science Curriculum Task Force

 LUSD Math Curriculum Task Force


Lead Producer, Board Member – SLO Mini Maker Faire, May 2013, San Luis Obispo, CA This event, which was held May 11, 2013, is a celebration of the Do-It-Yourself spirit and innovation.  


In 2012, Ms. Rickard was interview by Santa Barbara County Superintendent Bill Cirone for his TV program Talking With Teachers for Ed Tech innovations I am developing for the classroom.

Ms. Rickard's classroom was chosen to pilot Google Apps for Education for the Lompoc Unified School District!

Professional Development and Grant Opportunity. Ms. Rickard led an Instructional Strategy Team to investigate Constructing Explanations and The Use of Argumentation in Science Writing. Teachers who take part in this study group obtain the $300 grant for participation. Applications are closed but you can view Instructional Team Flyer HERE.