Tiffany Cash

Team member: Tiffany Cash

Organization: East Ridge High School, Hamilton County Schools, Chattanooga, TN

Currently lives: Chattanooga, TN


Experience or expertise/projects of note:

BS in Chemistry from Christian Brothers University, and MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Tennessee Technological University. Science teacher for nine years (middle school for five years, high school for four years). I worked with BSCS once in middle school to film their body systems lesson flow, and again while in high school to film their climate change unit. I love working and learning as much as I can, and a project that reflects this is my participation in UTC’s Research Experience for Teachers focused on Engineering & Data Analytics in Smart Cities. Last summer, I worked with a partner and professors to develop a quarter-long PBL where students were tasked to research environmental problems and solutions that incorporate machine learning. Below are the top two posters created by my students. I will be working again this summer to develop a PBL centered around chemistry.

Reasons I’m excited about this project:

I hope to be helpful to teachers wanting to develop their practice in storyline driven units in science. I am a huge believer that students learn best when they are able to make connections to their real world experiences, and I understand that not all students have access to the same experiences. The curriculum takes that into consideration and provides accessible experiences for students and works to help students develop their own questions and ideas surrounding the science topics. I am excited to provide assistance and encouragement to teachers wanting to bring this dynamic curriculum to their students.

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Image Credits: [Coho Salmon] – Oregon Department of Forestry, CC BY 2.0.      [Peaches] – Ivanna Kykla.     [Pine Nuts] – Dcrjsr, CC BY 3.0.      [Beetlekill and Healthy Trees] – UBC Micrometeorology, CC BY 2.0.      [Pika] – Tiziana Bardelli, CC BY-SA 4.0