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Lorraine L. Cook

Lorraine L. Cook

Instructional Coach and Curriculum Transformation Agent

Aspire Public Schools

I am a high-energy, passionate innovator with the proven educational leadership and managerial skills necessary to develop, launch, manage and sustain high-performing, comprehensive learning communities that engage all stakeholders. I have been an educator and leader in charter school development since 2001, a science curricu...

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Aspire Public Schools

Instructional Coach and Curriculum Transformation Agent

Lead and coordinate the transition from traditional to inquiry-based science education in high performing charter school. Engage veteran and novice teachers in un-packing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to develop differentiated unit plans that incorporate short- and long-tem open-ended activities and projects. Guide the development of formative and summative assessments that include constructed response and performance items.

Mosa Mack: Science Detective

Blended-Learning Science Curriculum Developer

Design science content and hands-on learning engagements for the web-based Mosa Mack – Science Detective, an animated science-mystery series. The science content is driven by an inquiry-model where each episode ends with a query that students attempt to solve together. Original content features include Make and Design projects that apply standards-based skills, teacher lesson plans and graphic organizer templates for student use, and student and teacher guides. Often described as Magic School Bus meets Law & Order, each plot-driven episode is a short, animated mystery featuring Mosa Mack, a savvy, curious female protagonist who never met a query she didn't like.

Maker Faire

Science Education Maker

The Bay Area Maker Faire, typically held the third weekend in May, is the billed as the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth!. I have been an exhibitor at Maker Faire since May 2011, and have always hosted an interactive activity and display booth that features "Quick Coasters" to be made by booth visitors. I also exhibit coaster projects that take months to build. I am a believer that coasters big and small, provide an engaging way to learn physics! At Bay Area Maker Faire 2014, my Quick Coaster exhibit won the "Best in Class" award, and in 2011, Educator awards.