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Molly Nipper

STEM Teacher, SEEC Crew, Space Foundation Teacher Liaison
Spring Branch ISD- Bendwood School
Participates in 1 Session

Molly Nipper is a 14 years teacher veteran.  She currently teaches STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at Bendwood School for 3rd-5th grade gifted & talented students. Her curriculum focuses on best practices, inquiry-based, and project-based instructions. The curriculum stimulates intellectual development, creativity, self-reliance, and social responsibility. Teaching strategies that include differentiation and social & emotional development are used to meet the needs of gifted learners.  In science, students will discover and apply physics principles as they study engineering in elementary school! Students will integrate technology daily to enrich their lessons. Students will use critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and teamwork to complete individual and group projects as they incorporate the Engineering Design Process. To apply mathematics skills, students will learn to calculate physics math problems. Students investigate the exploration of space. Past, present, and future space missions to the Moon and Mars. 

Currently, Molly is pursuing a doctorate degree in Executive Educational Leadership at Houston Baptist University. She received her Masters of Science teaching degree in 2010 in Physics & Astronomy at Rice University where she had the opportunity to develop her love and passion for space science. Molly received her undergraduate degree in 1994 at the University of Houston with a Major in Psychology and a Minor in Biology.
Molly's teaching experience includes fourteen years in the public schools in which she has taught 7th grade Science at Hodges Bend Middle School, high school Physics at Memorial High School, and 3rd-5th grade gifted & talented students STEM at Bendwood School. 


 As Rice alumni and a life-long learner, she has participated in several Rice Office of STEM Engagement Programs:

Noyce Texas Leadership Initiative for Inquiry Science Teaching (NLIIST)
ConocoPhillips-Rice Applied Mathematics Program (AMP!)
National Science Foundation Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
ConocoPhillips-Rice Elementary Model STEM Lab (REMSL)
Rice Excellence Secondary Science Teaching (RESST)
 
As an active participant with the NASA educators program, she is a part of:

Space Exploration Educators Crew (SEEC) 2020
Space Exploration Educators Conference Presenter -2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
NASA LiftOff Alumni- 2019, 2016, 2014
Space Foundation Teacher Liaison- 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
NASA Network of States Educator- 2017
MAVEN Educator Ambassador- 2014
Heliophysics Educator Ambassador- 2009
 
Special recognition:
Bendwood School Teacher of the Year 2015

https://sbisd.itslearning.com/nipper/about/

https://sites.google.com/springbranchisd.com/tliistnippermolly/home

 

Featured articles:

Presenting Mars Lesson

NASA Veggies in Space Program

Former astronaut visits Bendwood School

NASA Engineer Inspires SPIRAL Students

Be Limitless

Honeywell Educator @Space Academy

Mission to Mars

Prepare for LiftOff!

Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise

Campus Teacher of the Year 2015

 

 

 

Sessions in which Molly Nipper participates

Friday 5 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
9:15 AM
9:15 AM

- Virtual Classroom 2

Session

Molly Nipper, Spring Branch ISD- Bendwood School (Presenter)

Ann Friedman, Mindful Being (Presenter)

Sessions in which Molly Nipper attends

Thursday 4 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
3:15 PM
3:15 PM
Searching for Life: Cryobot Mission to Europa
45 minutes, 3:15 PM CST - 4:00 PM CST

- Virtual Classroom 4

Session

Jeff Gonyea, Space Foundation (Presenter)

Friday 5 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
8:00 AM
8:00 AM
Friday Keynote: Dr. John Mather
1 hour, 8:00 AM CST - 9:00 AM CST

- Keynote Speaker

Keynote

Daniel Newmyer, Space Center Houston (Speaker)

10:00 AM
10:00 AM
A Successful ARISS Contact from Proposal to Contact
45 minutes, 10:00 AM CST - 10:45 AM CST

- Virtual Classroom 1

Session

Beth Bivens, Galileo STEM Academy (Presenter)

GINA KWID, Galileo STEM Academy (Presenter)

12:45 PM
12:45 PM

- Virtual Classroom 9

Session

Dan Klein, What Comes Next LLC (Presenter)

Jim Oswald, Space Center Houston (Presenter)

Saturday 6 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
8:45 AM
8:45 AM
How to Create a Mars Colony Classroom Simulation Game
1 hour 30 minutes, 8:45 AM CST - 10:15 AM CST

- Virtual Classroom 5

Session

James Putman, The Motivation to Learn (Presenter)

10:30 AM
10:30 AM
The Human Body in Space-Intro to Changes
45 minutes, 10:30 AM CST - 11:15 AM CST

- Virtual Classroom 6

Session

Kelly Parente, Salyards MS (Presenter)

Jenni Campbell, Salyards MS (Presenter)

11:15 AM
11:15 AM

- Virtual Classroom 4

Session

Mallika Raman, The John Thomas Dye School (Presenter)

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