COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Alison Wolin

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Alison Wolin has been an elementary school teacher in New York City for over 25 years with extensive experience as a classroom teacher for grades K-3 and 5th grade. She has taught reading and computers, and is currently the K-5 science specialist at Winchester School, Public School 18 in Queens Village New York.

Alison is a huge fan of teacher professional development, taking advantage of many educational and professional opportunities offered to educators including the Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship to Japan, the Fulbright Hays Scholarship to India, the Kosciuszko Foundation/UNESCO Summer English Language Camp in Poland, and the SUNY College at Old Westbury Scholarship to China. She has participated in many exciting and enriching programs including Teaching American History grants, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Summer Seminars, The Laser Academy at Queensboro Community College, the Dana Brain Institute at the New York Hall of Science, the Master Composter Program at the Queens Botanical Garden, The Grand Canal ExpERIEnce!, and the TRUST: Life Institute at the American Museum of Natural History.

Alison has developed a rich variety of inquiry based science lessons and enjoys using them to stimulate student interest in science. She leads a Science Family Fun Night every year where families explore the wonders of science together and has received the NYSERDA 15x15 Energy grant to teach students about alternative energy sources. As part of this grant she is leading an enrichment group to design blades for wind turbines that generate electricity.