Hello REEP blog readers. My name is David Martinez and I am currently working with Harris Galveston Subsidence District educating Houston area 4th and 5th graders on the importance of water conservation and the effect of subsidence from over use of ground water.Â Iâ€™ve been attending classes at Rice University School Science & TechnologyÂ Program
since 2009. The program goal is to ensure proper science education, promote leadership in schools, and boost confidence among leaders in the education field to be master teachers of science.
What I love most about this learning experience at Rice is not only the knowledge that I gained from the in depth instruction and hands on exposure, but also the opportunity to network with amazing educators who are one way or another involved in the REEP world.
I recently attended an event hosted by REEP called the Education & Innovation Exchange at Rice Jones Graduate School of Business and heard a lot of the guest speakers urging educators, like you and me, to take action now and do something (anything that is in our power!) to improve the current public school system. I have served in several roles on Elementary campuses in recent years, and am well aware of shortage of funds for use in our classrooms.
So here I am, writing on this blog, with the intention to share what I know (from my own experience) with you and to spark the conversation of what we can do individually or collectively to secure funds for important school education projects or our own professional development as educators.