Donna Migdol
Donna Migdol
Elementary STEM Teacher, Oceanside Union Free School District
Oceanside, NY
Donna Migdol is a STEM elementary teacher and professional developer for the Oceanside schools. Ms. Migdol previously taught grades 3-6, and was the mathematics lead teacher and supervisor for K-6 mathematics and science. Ms. Migdol has presented her classroom engineering design and math lessons to the Peer Review Panel in Albany, as well as to the National Science Foundation in Washington D.C. As a third grade teacher, WNET and Teacher Net filmed Donna’s classroom as engineering design coupled with inquiry-based math and science instruction was highlighted. Donna Migdol co-developed and facilitated the Math, Science, and Technology Summer Institute at Hofstra University. As an adjunct professor at Hofstra University, she teaches graduate STEM courses. Ms. Migdol has served as an elementary mathematics and STEM consultant for school districts across Long Island. She has published several articles and her work as a teacher has been cited in Alfie Kohn’s book, “ The Schools Our Children Deserve”. Ms. Migdol’s work with students was also cited in chapter one of “ Exemplary Science in Grades 5-8: Standards-Based Success Stories” , edited by Robert E Yager. She partnered with Hofstra University’s Center for Technological Literacy as a curriculum writer and professional developer for two grant -funded projects geared to support STEM literacy grads 6-8. She was the keynote presenter for Hofstra’s HNET Conference where her presentation centered on “What a classroom could be…” Ms. Migdol’s fifth grade class involved in roller coaster physics was recently filmed by WNET and The Teaching Channel. She also served as a committee member for the National Academy of Engineering/National Research Council Committee on Integrated STEM Education. The report “ STEM Integration in K-12 Education -Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research ” was published in 2014 by the National Academies. In May 2014, Ms. Migdol had five sixth grade teams who became national finalists in the Siemen’s “We Can Change the World” Challenge.
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