Anna Van Dordrecht

Anna Van Dordrecht is the Curriculum Coordinator for Science at the Sonoma County Office of Education. Anna is involved in the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards at both the state and local level. She also works locally and nationally on integrating disciplines in the context of STEAM and how to pair maker education and other 21st century learning tools with content to make their use in the classroom sustainable. Prior to working at the county level, Anna taught high school earth science and biology for ten years. She has a degree in biology from the University of California, San Diego and a masters in education from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Teaching Evolution in the 21st Century

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    Teaching Evolution in the 21st Century | Anna Van Dordrecht

    Teaching evolution in school is a polarizing topic that elicits strong feelings on both sides. Here we  examine these views and how we might reframe the issue to give students th... Read More >

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  • People to Ponder: The Power of Story in the Science Classroom

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    People to Ponder: The Power of Story in the Science Classroom | Anna Van Dordrecht

    Telling stories of scientists in science classes can have a broad impact. The students and I developed a deeper understanding of science as a human endeavor. Read More >