About Shari Pobjecky

Shari has been involved in K12 teach and educational software development and sales for over 20 years. As a former middle school teacher she is passionate about the role of middle school education as the foundation for success in high school and beyond. She believes that not enough attention is given to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade instructional programming as the developmentally appropriate time to deepen rigor and develop children’s expectations for their academic success and future careers.

The Worrying State of STEM

This week, a Presidential Memorandum promised millions of grant dollars to push Computer Science into more classrooms, with a special focus on women, minorities, and students in rural communities.  The Department of Education will be joined in the effort by several big-name tech companies who see the lack of science preparation as a weakness [...]

By | 2017-10-02T10:00:13+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

Interview with a Teacher: Trish Salas

What changes have you made to any of the STC-provided ideas for any of the above, in order to use in your classroom? I have been using Google Classroom to facilitate many of my lessons. When using a See the Change lesson I primarily use the Teacher Background Info as the framework for a text [...]

By | 2017-08-08T14:22:47+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Interview|0 Comments

Interview with a Teacher: Jackie Williams

What is your favorite physics lesson? In sixth grade Science with District 51 we teach Basic Motion and Matter. I really like the matter content. When kids need a reminder, I often say “Empty Spaaaaaaace” and they remember the parts of the atom. What is your favorite physics demonstration? The microscopic versus macroscopic zoom in [...]

By | 2017-08-08T14:20:23+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Interview|0 Comments

Interview with a Teacher: Jeremy Silvernail

What is your favorite physics lesson? I really enjoyed talking to the kids about Velocity's direction. What is your favorite physics demonstration? Same deal, I took a ball and pretended it was the Earth going around the Sun and how, after a year, it's velocity "Resets" itself since it's at the same start point. What [...]

By | 2017-08-08T14:16:28+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Interview|0 Comments