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Dr. Vanessa D. Westbrook

STEM Education Manager

The DoSeum

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The DoSeum

2800 Broadway

San Antonio, Texas 78209

United States

Company Description

The DoSeum Store strives to offer the best fun, unique, curiosity-driven, inspiring and educational toys and gifts in San Antonio. Located in the Museum's main lobby, no admission fee is required to visit The DoSeum Store. We offer award-winning brands at ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Writer

Next Generation Science Standards

Senior Science Specialist

University of Texas at Austin

President

Charles A. Dana Center

President

TSELA Online

Senior Program Coordinator

Dana Center

Specialist for Elementary and Informal Science Education, Texas Statewide Systemic Initiative

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

State Coordinator

Texas Building

Division Director for Multicultural and Equity In Science Education

National Science Teachers Association

President

Science Teachers Association of Texas

President

Texas Science Education Leadership Association

Affiliations

Co-Founder
Texas Informal Science Education Association

Team Member
NGSS Writing

Web References (102 Total References)


About our Faculty - The DoSeum

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Vanessa Westbrook, Manager, STEM Education: Vanessa has been a professional educator for over 30 years. Her career has included teaching elementary, middle and high schools, working in informal educational institutions such as museums and aquariums, and assisting school districts in re-structuring educational programs to improve student achievement. Vanessa serves on numerous state and national advisory boards that focus on elementary science education, informal science education, teacher certification in science, and increasing minority representation in STEM careers and science teaching. Westbrook recently served on the Next Generation Science Standards national writing team to design and develop the national standards for science and engineering education through the National Academy of Sciences.


Read more about the movement below ...

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Read more about the movement below with guest post from Vanessa Westbrook, The DoSeum's STEM Education Manager:

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Vanessa Westbrook (vwestbrook@thedoseum.org) is the STEM Education Manager at The DoSeum: San Antonio Museum for Kids. As a 30+ veteran in the education and science areas, Westbrook has provided instruction at P-16 level and other professional services to agencies, organizations and school districts across North and South America


Vanessa Westbrook - ...

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Vanessa Westbrook - vwestbrook@thedoseum.org


OSTA » Safety

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Fifty workshop participants spent a full day working with Jim Collins and Vanessa Westbrook of the Charles Dana Center at the University of Texas learning the ins and outs of safe science practice and the guidelines for safe science teaching practice as outlines by current laws and standards.


OSTA » CCSS

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Learn about it here, from Vanessa Westbrook, one of the NGSS writers!

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Vanessa Westbrook will be the OSTA Fall Conference Keynote Speaker and will give us a first-hand look at the science standards as they are in development.
In 1996, Vanessa Westbrook created Westbrook Consulting as a way to provide professional development services to educators in the classroom or in the informal setting. With synergetic activities for several years in the public school classrooms and museum exhibit floors, it became very clear that teaching and learning science was a continuing process for students to understand the natural and designed world. Westbrook has more than twenty-five years of experience in a variety of educational settings.
Prior to 1996 Westbrook taught public school in north Texas. Her main focus was elementary science education. She was also involved in delivering professional development to elementary and middle school educators in formal and informal settings in Texas, developing components of science curriculum for school districts, and coordinating district wide elementary science fairs. She spent several years bridging programs and activities at informal science institutions to formal education environments. Both venues were used to expose and engage students and their families to science experiences to promote awareness and understanding.
In her role as the lead science content specialist in a mathematics and science center on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin (1996-2011), she developed, edited, and reviewed elementary science assessment items; created standards-based lessons for kindergarten to grade 8 science instruction; and collaborated on the development and implementation of the K-8 science activities and professional development protocols used with the district services division. During her fifteen years at the mathematics and science center, Westbrook published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and resources for teaching and learning science.
Vanessa Westbrook was 2008-2011 National Science Teachers Association Division Director for Multicultural/Equity in Science Education; 2010-2011 President of the Texas Science Education Leadership Association; 2004-2005 President of the Science Teachers Association of Texas; and the 1998-2000 President of the Texas Council of Elementary Science. Currently, Westbrook serves as the Texas State Coordinator for the NSTA Science Matters initiative; Treasurer for Texas Council of Elementary Science, and Past President of Texas Science Education Leadership Association. Vanessa Westbrook is the co-founder of the Texas Informal Science Education Association and serves as the organization's Senior Advisor. She serves on numerous state and national advisory boards that focus on elementary science education, informal science education, teacher certification in science, and increasing minority representation in science careers and science teaching.
As a lecturer and speaker, Westbrook has participated in science education seminars, conferences, and workshops in many cities throughout North America and Europe. Currently, Westbrook provides consulting services to public and private institutions in the areas of teacher preparation programs for science instruction, professional development for science teaching and learning in K-12 public and private school settings, science education in urban school settings, informal science education alignment, and other initiatives to promote and support science education.
Don't miss this opportunity to listen to and speak with Vanessa!

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