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RockStar Teacher Camp USS Hornet

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SLO Mini Maker Faire

Welcome to Ms Rickard's Classroom!

About Ms. Rickard

Ms. Rickard was excited to be accepted to the Google Geo Teacher's Institute on July 12, 2013 at Google Headquarters in Mountain View!

30 awesome teachers attended MIT's SEPT 2013 in Boston

 Teachers and Presenters on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier

Ms. Rickard presented this summer at two CUE events:
-The Annual CUE Conference 2013 in Palm Springs where she teamed up with Rockstar teacher Chris Scott to teach a Design Thinking workshop.  Schedule here.
-CUE Rockstar USS Hornet July 31, & August 1, 2013.  She also attended the CUE Leadership Development Institute in San Jose which was an awesome experience!

Ms. Rickard had a great time teaching Ardunio and Scratch labs at Cal Poly's EPIC Camp this summer 2013.  

Ms. Rickard is excited to be on the board for the San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire.  This event, which was held May 11, 2013, is a celebration of the Do-It-Yourself spirit and innovation.  

Making in the Classroom panel @MakerFaire San Mateo 2013

Ms. Rickard was honored to speak on the Panel: Making in the Classroom at the 8th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area, May 18th & 19th.


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.  

Ms. Rickard's classroom was chosen to pilot Google Apps for Education for the LUSD District! Congratulations to us!

Ms. Rickard is a member of these professional organizations:

Ms. Rickard is a Globe Certified Teacher

YouTube Video

Ms. Rickard's classroom is now a part of NASA Explorer Schools!

Ms. Rickard is an Executive Board Member for the Central Coast STEM Collaborative
She is on the Advisory Committees for SB County CUESLO County CUE.

Science scholars creating and innovating using technology.

Click on the robot to see a fun website.

Student trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium!  So much fun!