Tracey Ramirez, Professional Learning Facilitator, Science, K-12 Services
Dana Center Role
Tracey works with K–5 teachers in school districts, providing guidance in curriculum and instruction in science and mathematics. She works within local and state educational systems to foster equity and access for all students in science.
Tracey uses current research on science teaching and learning to design, develop, and facilitate professional development for science teachers and leaders. She collaborates with districts and states to best address their specific concerns at a system level and capitalizes on their unique resources. Tracey guides teachers and leaders in the development and implementation of standards-based curriculum framework documents in science. She instructs teachers and leaders in understanding and implementing standards at the appropriate depth and complexity.
Before Joining the Dana Center
Tracey served three years as an elementary math and science curriculum facilitator. Her duties included creating and providing professional development in math and science, creating and aligning curricula and assessments, and modeling lessons in classrooms.
Prior to becoming a curriculum facilitator, Tracey spent 20 years as a classroom teacher, working with students in grades 1–5. She has also worked as an independent consultant for various school districts around the state of Texas. Tracey has been a frequent presenter at state and national math and science conferences, both in her previous work in public schools and in her current work for the Center.
B.A., Elementary Education, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Coauthored/Facilitated Professional Development Sessions
Using Formative Assessment to Improve Science Teaching and Learning
Using Recurring Themes/Crosscutting Concepts to Improve Science Teaching and Learning
Integrating the Scientific and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts into Science Instruction
A Study of the Standards—Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
NGSS—Integrating Technology and Engineering K–12
NGSS and A Framework for K–12 Science Education/An Overview
NGSS and A Framework for K–12 Science Education/Integrating the Crosscutting Ideas into Instruction
Elementary Core Science Units—Force and Motion, Earth Processes, Physical Properties, Earth Science
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Science Education Leaders Association
National Science Teachers Association
Science Teachers Association of Texas
Texas Council of Elementary Science
Texas Science Education Leaders Association