Erin Lark Board

Secondary Science Teacher at Vancouver Public Schools

Erin is an NBCT teaching secondary science in Vancouver, WA. Currently at iTech Preparatory, her work centers on interdisciplinary PBL and mindfulness.Her dissertation focused on youth innovation skills and interests in STEM content and careers, and she continues to advocate for young innovators on the daily as a co-founder of WayfinderWA.


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Teach Science, Teach Literacy

If you teach science, you teach reading, writing, and communication.  Erin shares some tools to support that instruction.


So is it STEM or is it STEAM?

I’m not attempting a definitive answer.  Instead I have some arguments, messages about togetherness, and a hope you’ll throw in your two cents.