Kelly Wamser Remijan is a Professional Development and Curriculum Specialist with the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy - Center for Teaching & Learning,  where she is remotely located near St. Louis, Missouri.  In addition to being a current PD & Curriculum Specialist and a former classroom teacher at O'Fallon Township High School in Illinois, Kelly is an independent STEAM consultant.  Kelly shares her love of teaching and STEM through presentations, workshops, instructional partnering, program development/review, career to classroom collaboration, and co-authoring of articles/grants.  Kelly is a Milken National Educator Award Recipient who has prepared future teachers as university adjunct at McKendree University, organized and led professional development as a k-12 grant coordinator for 13 counties in Illinois, and has traveled to Japan as a teacher ambassador with the Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program. 

 

Kelly has written various articles such as “Flag Designs of African Countries: Enriching the Graphing of Linear Equations and Inequalities in Algebra” published in The Lighthouse Almanac by the Benjamin Banneker Association, “Cultivating the Machining Field by Planting Seeds in the Math Classroom” published in The Record by the National Tooling and Machining Association, “Building Mathematical Skills and Community Relationships Through Crash Reconstruction” published in the ASCD Express by the Association for Supervision and Development, “STEAMing up Linear Functions” published in Mathematics Teacher Magazine by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and "Project-Based Learning and Design-Focused Projects to Motivate Secondary Mathematics Students" in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning by Purdue University.

While Kelly is based near St. Louis, Missouri where she has led PD and presented across the STL region, she has also presented across the state of Illinois (Carbondale, Springfield, & Chicago) as well as across the nation (San Diego).   Kelly has presented “STEM Experiences for Teachers” at the 2019 National NCTM Conference in San Diego (CA), “Collaborations for Integrating Career Connections within the Mathematics Classroom” at the 2020 Illinois Connections Conference in Springfield (IL), and “Meaningful Math: Activities, Applications, & Career Connections for Algebra & Geometry Concepts” to be presented at the 2021 National NCTM Virtual Conference.  

 

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Kelly Remijan, PhD

Services Offered

Professional Development (Presentations or Workshops)

Instructional Coaching/Partnering for Teachers

Career to Classroom Collaborations for Industry

Co-Authoring (Articles/Grants)

Consulting (Program Development/Review)

Presentations or Workshops

Dr. Remijan offers various workshops or presentations for pre-school, k-4, 5-8, or 9-12 teachers. 

 Workshops or Presentations include:

1) STEAMing Up Math

2) Building Math Skills and Making Math Connections Across the Curriculum

3) The Math & Science of Motion

4) Making Math Delicious

5) Meaningful Math: Problems, Activities, & Career Connections

6) SCRATCHing and Exploring Online Tools to Enhance Algebra

7) Project-Based Learning and Design-Focused Projects

8) Math and Machining

Other Presentations Include:

1) STEM Experiences for Teachers and the Enhancement of Mathematics Curriculum

2) Math in Aviation: Connections, Concepts, and Careers

3) Hybrid Positions: Creating and Keeping Teacher Leaders in the Classroom

4) Fun with Flags

5) Beyond the Classroom: Technology to Enhance Mathematics Teaching & Learning

*Presentations can be 15-90 minutes.  **Workshops can be 2-7 hours, or multi-day.  *During workshops, teachers will experience hands-on activities and receive corresponding handouts.  

**Contact Dr. Remijan to schedule a presentation or workshop.

Instructional Partnering

Dr. Remijan will model and assist classroom teachers with instructional practices through mentoring or co-teaching of a lesson/activity. 


As an instructional partner, Dr. Remijan will prepare corresponding handouts related to the co-taught classroom lesson/activity. In addition, Dr. Remijan will also set up the planned activity prior to classroom time.  During classroom time, Dr. Remijan will model and assist the classroom teacher with instructional practices through co-teaching.  After classroom time, Dr. Remijan will follow up by acquiring feedback from the classroom teacher and exchanging ideas with the classroom teacher to improve instructional strategies and student learning.

Career to Classroom Collaborations

Dr. Remijan will visit/shadow/partner with industry members to learn about specific fields, to make math connections, and to discover opportunities for students outside of k-12 education. Dr. Remijan will create activities and/or problems that industry members can then use to collaborate with classroom teachers to connect mathematics to careers associated with industry.  Click here for an article showcasing a partnership with the Illinois State Police.

Click video or picture (photo credit: The Aero Experience) to see a partnership with MidAmerica Airport and the aviation community.

Co-Authoring or Consulting of Articles/Grants

Dr. Remijan will assist in the writing, research, and/or survey development associated with preparing a manuscript or proposal for an article or grant.

Examples of the most recent grants include: 

Scott AFB STEM Grants; 2016-2018, 2020-2021

Four Illinois Math & Science Partnership Grants which were awarded a total $1 million for AREA V, 2015

Examples of the most recent articles include:

Remijan, K.W. (2021). “Flag Designs of African Countries: Enriching the Graphing of Linear Equations and Inequalities in Algebra”. The Lighthouse Almanac. 12-20.  http://www.bbamath.org/index.php/lighthouse/

Remijan, K.W. (Jan/Feb 2019). "STEAMing Up Linear Functions". Mathematics Teacher. 250-256. 

https://www.nctm.org/Publications/Mathematics-Teacher/2019/Vol112/Issue4/STEAMing-Up-Linear-Functions/

Remijan, K.W. (2018).  "Cultivating the Machining Field by Planting Seeds in the Math Class"​.  The Record.  24-27.

http://www.ntma.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Sept18-Record-web.pdf

Remijan, K.W. (2018). Scratching the Surface of Pong: Enriching Linear Equations With Computer Programming. Illinois Mathematics Teacher Journal. https://goo.gl/dKjjPy 

 

Remijan, K.W.(November 22, 2017).  Building Mathematical Skills and Community Relationships Through Crash Reconstruction.  ASCD Express.   http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol13/1306-remijan.aspx

 

Remijan, K.W. (2017). Project-Based Learning and Design-Focused Projects to Motivate Secondary Mathematics Students. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/ijpbl/vol11/iss1/1/

Remijan, K.W. (2016). Keeping Mid-Career Teachers with Hybrid and Part-Time Positions. ASCD Express.

http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol11/1118-remijan.aspx

Remijan, K.W. (Summer 2014).  Improving Teacher Motivation in Secondary Schools With Hybrid Positions. American Secondary Education Journal. 42 (3), 30-38.

Remijan, K. W. (2013). Hybrid positions for high school teachers: The impact of dual roles on teacher motivation and teacher satisfaction (unpublished doctoral dissertation). Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO.

 

Sample of Teacher Comments From Anonymous Post-Workshop Surveys…

"Kelly was absolutely incredible! I was very impressed by her content knowledge, delivery, and design of her workshop materials."

"Kelly is an amazing presenter. Her enthusiasm is contagious!"
"Very good workshop. I’m able to take all the activities and use them immediately."

"Adaptable to many different age levels”

“…connections to real-world applications so kids can relate.”

"She was very energetic and the day went by fast with many hands on activities."

“The presenter was very prepared and you can see she has a passion for what she is doing!”

“It was a lot of fun”

“It really kept your interest”

“I also appreciated the options for differentiation”

 

Background

In addition to being a Remote Professional Development and Curriculum Specialist with the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, based out of the St. Louis area, and a former classroom teacher at O'Fallon Township High School in Illinois, Kelly is an independent STEAM consultant.  Kelly shares her love of teaching and STEM through presentations, workshops, instructional partnering, program development/review, and co-authoring of articles/grants.  Kelly is a Milken National Educator Award Recipient who has prepared future teachers as university adjunct at McKendree University, organized and led professional development as a k-12 grant coordinator for 13 counties in Illinois, traveled to Japan as a teacher ambassador with the Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program, written/published articles in various journals such as "STEAMing Up Linear Functions" published in the Jan/Feb 2019 edition of NCTM's Mathematics Teacher Magazine,  written/received grants such as the Math and Science Partnership Grant, and continues to spearhead STEAM initiatives across all levels as a STEM/STEAM advocate.  While Kelly is based near St. Louis, Missouri where she has led PD and presented across the STL region, she has also presented across the state of Illinois (Carbondale, Springfield, & Chicago) as well as across the nation (San Diego).

(Click here for Dr. Kelly Remijan's resume)

 

Contact me today and see what I can do for you, your school, or your business.

Belleville, IL, USA

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