Hello, my name is Kavita. I am a passionate and innovative chemistry teacher. I am also a teacher leader and am involved in teacher leadership roles at local and national level. I would love to hear from you. Email me firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @chem_tweets
Silicon Valley March for Science 2017
To bring advocacy and awareness for science education, I spoke at Silicon Valley March for Science in March 2017, at Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown San Jose. Website
A selfie with Dr. Mayim Bialik, Neuroscience Ph.D., Big Bang theory actress and a fellow speaker.Neuroscience PhD, Big Bang Theory ActressNeuroscience PhD, Big Bang Theory Actress, groknation.com Founder
Grosvenor Teacher Fellow 2017 by National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions
I had the honor to be one of the 35 K-12 teachers across U.S. and Canada to be chosen as Grosvenor Teacher Fellow. As a GTF, I went on an expedition to Galapagos aboard National Geographic Endeavor. In addition to my experience from this life changing expedition, I am going to bring collaboration among my students from Cupertino, CA and students from Tomas De Berlanga School in Santa Cruz, Galapagos around chemistry and global citizenship.
National Geographic Press Release, San Jose Mercury News Article, India West article, City of Cupertino
Honored by City of Cupertino for The Earth Deconstructed Event and for GTF Selection
The Earth Deconstructed Event
During this creative, informative and one-of-a-kind multidisciplinary event, nearly five hundred attendees and legions of Monta Vista students combined the fields of Art, Drama, Orchestra, Journalism, Modern Language, Language Arts, Multi Media, Science and Social Studies to bring attention and advocacy to Climate Change. This event was centered around the documentary, Before the Flood and is hosted by The Tech Museum in San Jose. San Jose Mercury News Article
National Science Teachers' Association National and STEM Forum Planning Committee Member
In addition to leadership roles at school and district level, I have contributed to science education nation wide by planning high school sessions at these conferences. I have evaluated the session proposals and provided feedback on the sessions.
Session Presenter at National Conferences
I have shared my learning with the wider science teacher community by presenting over six times at National Conferences such as APAC (College Board's Annual Conference), ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education) and NSTA (National Science Teachers' Association). Here are my power point presentations. Fact or Fiction Research Project, Halloween Chemistry, Blended Classroom, The Martian Deconstructed