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Kirk Beckendorf

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U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington Dc , District of Columbia 20230
United States

Company Description: The U.S. Department of Commerce is the data source for South Carolina's export statistics.
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  • B.S. , Agronomy
    Texas A&M University
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Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program | Current Fellows
trianglecoalition.org, 30 Dec 2010 [cached]
Kirk Beckendorf
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After a variety of interesting and unusual jobs, Kirk Beckendorf realized that teaching was his passion in life. For seventeen years, he has taught science to middle school students and is now spending his second year as an Einstein Fellow at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Beckendorf says that a middle school teacher should expect their students to be bouncing off the walls. He doesn't try to contain that energy; instead he utilizes it to facilitate an excitement for learning. He describes his students as being actively engaged, out of their seats, building, designing, or discussing their ideas and thoughts. He doesn't like a silent classroom. His approach apparently works as he has coached award winning teams of students at state Robotics and Science Olympiad contests and his former students are now working in Congress and, literally, as rocket scientists for NASA.
Beckendorf was chosen as an Albert Einstein Fellow with the 2008-2009 class and was selected by NOAA's Office of Education. He began working with the Environmental Literacy Grants Team to help develop and plan future funding opportunities and he has led the effort to evaluate the office's historic grants portfolio. He also edited NOAA's 2009 Strategic Education Plan and reviewed the public comments as they were submitted. His sponsor asked him to stay a second year to help develop a new NOAA Education website. During this second fellowship year, he is significantly involved in the website's design and development. Beckendorf organized a focus group of teachers (including Einstein Fellows) to help guide this process and he also performed a literature review of the research on teacher use of websites and the efficacy of education websites. As a result he wrote a white paper to guide NOAA's online education resources.
As a member of the NOAA Outreach Team, Beckendorf has been an exhibiter and presenter at all eight of the NSTA conventions over the last two years. Presentation topics have included Climate Change, Coral Reefs, the Teacher At Sea Program, and using NOAA Data in the Classroom. In addition, he was asked to be a member of the Hurricane Awareness Tour, flying onboard (and actually flying) a NOAA Hurricane Hunter P3-Orion aircraft.
Einstein Fellows Program History
trianglecoalition.org [cached]
Kirk Beckendorf, TX, Grade 8 Earth Sciences, Space Sciences, and Natural Resources; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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Kirk Beckendorf, TX, Middle School Science, NOAA
Einstein Fellows Program Profiles
www.triangle-coalition.org, 1 Jan 2008 [cached]
Kirk Beckendorf
Past Fellows | Triangle Coalition
www.trianglecoalition.org, 1 Mar 2001 [cached]
Kirk Beckendorf An 8th grade Science teacher from Texas. 2008-2010 Fellow, NOAA Office of Education E-Mail Kirk Beckendorf began his fellowship working with the Environmental Literacy Grants Team to help develop and plan future funding opportunities and he led the effort to evaluate the office's historic grants portfolio. He also edited NOAA's 2009 Strategic Education Plan and reviewed the public comments as they were submitted. His sponsor asked him to stay a second year to help develop a new NOAA Education website. During this second fellowship year, he was significantly involved in the website's design and development. Beckendorf organized a focus group of teachers (including Einstein Fellows) to help guide this process and he also performed a literature review of the research on teacher use of websites and the efficacy of education websites. As a result he wrote a white paper to guide NOAA's online education resources. As a member of the NOAA Outreach Team, Beckendorf was an exhibiter and presenter at all eight of the NSTA conventions over the two years. Presentation topics included Climate Change, Coral Reefs, the Teacher At Sea Program, and using NOAA Data in the Classroom. In addition, he was asked to be a member of the Hurricane Awareness Tour, flying onboard (and actually flying) a NOAA Hurricane Hunter P3-Orion aircraft.
February 2011 | STAT
statweb.org, 1 Feb 2011 [cached]
by Kirk Beckendorf
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Contact the Author: Kirk Beckendorf 100 E Magnolia Lane Oak Ridge, TN 37830 830-456-4643 kirkbeckendorf@gmail.com
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