April 27, 2012

We’re Back!

by Christine Hoekenga

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We’ve been on a blogging hiatus for a few months, but we’re back.
Photo Courtesy Flickr User sidewalk flying (CC)

It’s been a few months since we last posted, but we’re excited to announce that we’re back!  And we have tons of new things in store. Behind the scenes, we’ve been working away on plans for some major changes at Visionlearning, including:

  • A redesign of our website (Stay tuned, we’ll want your opinions on that soon!),
  • New content and features for our modules and glossary of science terms,
  • New comprehension tools to help students get the most from our materials, and
  • More opportunities to connect on social media and discuss topics like STEM education, interdisciplinary teaching, and science in the news. (If you haven’t found us on Facebook yet, come on by and connect with others who are interested in STEM topics.)

You’ve no doubt noticed that STEM education has been in the news lately (it even made the State of the Union address in January!). Everyone at Visionlearning is thrilled to be working at the heart of such an important topic. We think that discussing the issues and sharing resources that work is critical, whether you’re a student, a teacher, a parent, a STEM professional, or a concerned citizen.

We intend for Visionlearning to be an open community, and we hope you’ll join us in discussions here on our blog and on social media. Please use the comment areas liberally. Do you have a topic you want to discuss? A burning question? A must-have teaching tool? Tell us about it!

Thanks for your patience during our hiatus. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Visionlearning Team

Christine Hoekenga

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Christine is a freelance writer, editor, and content strategist, specializing in science and nature. She holds an Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and Media Studies and a Master's of Science Writing. She has been working in science communication and education for nearly a decade as a journalist, an organizer for conservation groups, and a museum educator. Before joining the Visionlearning team, she served as the New Media and Online Community Manager for the Webby award-winning Smithsonian Ocean Portal. Christine is assisting Visionlearning with developing new modules and glossary terms, managing the blog, and outreach through social media.