The Institute for Excellence in Teaching was created to bring together the most intelligent minds, talented presenters, and eager learners to promote advanced academics in your classroom. We are thrilled you have chosen to join us and we look forward to serving your needs and inspiring greatness. Here’s what you can expect in our Middle School Science Summer Institute. You will have the opportunity to participate in multiple sessions each day with different presenters. Topics will range from content-focused, TEKS-based lessons, to learning new technology applications, to innovative pedagogical methods. You will also have the opportunity to learn and collaborate with other middle school science educators from across the state. We strive to cultivate the best, most diverse learning experience possible for our participants, and we can’t wait to partner with you in your pursuit of professional growth.
Wendy Howe has served in education for over 25 years in many different roles including public K-12 school, private school, Montessori Pre-K and Kindergarten as well as community college and university. Her primary teaching experience has been in public school secondary sciences. Wendy has a passion for students of all learning styles, and enjoys designing learning experience for students that meet the needs of every child. In addition to working with traditional students, Wendy has extensive experience with EL, GT, STEM and At-Risk students.
Wendy’s current as an instructional coach role includes developing and supporting teachers through coaching, PLC facilitation, and formal professional learning sessions. Wendy also works directly with the teachers in the STEM and Gifted Academies for GCISD. Wendy also provides support for teachers new to the district including zero year teachers. Wendy also leads the development of district science curriculum, assessment and lesson design for the district and facilitates the analysis of data.
Wendy has also had many opportunities to work outside of the school setting and travel extensively by presenting at conferences such as the Texas Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST), DFW Metroplex Mini-CAST, T-STEM Conference and out of state STEM conferences. Wendy has also traveled as a consultant for Thinking Maps, Inc. delivering staff development in science, STEM and mathematics.
Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Texas Teacher Certifications in Biology, Chemistry, Composite Science, ESL and Special Education as well as a Master’s degree of Education for Science Teaching.