Enumclaw teacher part of nationwide science initiative

Enumclaw’s Lisa Horton is one of 50 educators from throughout the Unites States chosen to be a teacher adviser for the “Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms” initiative.

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 11:00am
  • News

Enumclaw’s Lisa Horton is one of 50 educators from throughout the Unites States chosen to be a teacher adviser for the “Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms” initiative.

A 25-year veteran of the classroom, Horton now teaches at Thunder Mountain Middle School.

The initiative aims to create new instructional models and digital media tools for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning. The digital learning resources will be produced by Boston public media producer WGBH in collaboration with NASA, and will be distributed free of charge through PBS LearningMedia, reaching millions of students and teachers nationally.

Horton, who was selected by the education team at WGBH, strives to teach students about the interconnectedness of science.

“Learning one science subject at a time gives a strong foundation of that particular subject,” Horton said in a press release announcing her selection. “But until you see and learn how that one science subject is part of and interacts with all the other science subjects, you never really get to appreciate science for beautiful and complex entity that it is.”

Horton was one of 50 teachers selected from a field of more than 650 applicants across the country, from a wide range of grade levels and subjects. The candidates were evaluated by reviewers who took into consideration geography, grade, number of years teaching and type of school, as well as the candidate’s willingness to innovate in the classroom.

More in News

Group moving ahead with plans for Mount Peak tower

The Mount Peak Historical Fire Lookout Association may have to shift where the tower would be placed, and the cost is estimated at $450,000.

Pamphlets, primary ballots headed for voters’ hands

The first round of election materials are scheduled to hit the mail July 12 in Pierce County and July 17 in King County.

Missing hiker found on Mount Rainier

Philip Kezele, 41, went missing after being last seen July 13 at Spray Park.

Bonney Lake’s inaugural Taste@Tapps festival later this month

More than a dozen food trucks will be parked at Allan Yorke Park, along with some favorite local performers and breweries raising money for a good cause.

Proudly in defense of breastfeeding, in King County and everywhere | Public Health Insider

Patty Hayes, Director of Public Health—Seattle & King County, responded to the news that the United States government aggressively attempted to water down international support for breast-feeding through the World Health Organization.

Buckley discusses potential 83 unit apartment complex development

The conversation is taken its very first steps. But the direction council members decide to head will likely affect Buckley’s future for years to come.

State survey seeks information from SR 410 drivers

Make sure to let WSDOT know how you think traffic between Bonney Lake and Enumclaw can be improved by Sunday, July 22.

Road work affects SR 167 night traffic | Department of Transportation

The project also includes repaving on-ramps and exits within the project limits. Crews are also scheduled to repair a number of aging bridge expansion joints.

The Carlton Complex wildfire burned in north-central Washington state in 2014. Photo by Jason Kriess/Wikimedia Commons
King County burn ban under way

Other counties across the state have already enacted similar restrictions.

Most Read