Trained as a geographer, Dr. Lilienfeld has been teaching geography and earth and atmospheric science at the university-level for 20+ years. She has routinely used phenomenon-based learning in almost all of her classes, supplementing it with powerful online tools and resources such as real-time weather web sites as well as data from agencies such as the World Bank and the CIA. In addition curriculum she developed related to drinking water quality and safety were given recognition as being "High Impact" by Wisconsin Campus Compact. When Amy substitute taught, however, in K-12 classrooms across the Twin Cities from 2016-2018 she was delighted to learn of the tremendous enthusiasm that students in elementary and middle schools have for learning science. She also realized that well-designed and clearly taught concepts often helped significantly with classroom management. She therefore, applied many of the techniques she has used for many years in her own college-level teaching. She also received very positive feedback when she presented in November 2019 at the Minnesota Science Teacher Association's MnCOSE 2019 conference in St. Cloud, MN where she demonstrated how many web sites may be used to enhance instruction in weather and climate.
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