On Thursday the University Women group (AAUW) will explore the challenges teachers have with preparing their young students for careers that currently do not exist with technology that has yet to be …
On Thursday the University Women group (AAUW) will explore the challenges teachers have with preparing their young students for careers that currently do not exist with technology that has yet to be invented. AAUW member Necole Hanks, a Powell Middle School science teacher, will share her perspective on teaching, learning and the hope of preparing students to solve problems in the uncertain future that awaits them.
All are welcome to attend this in-depth presentation and hear what teaching for the future is all about. The program starts at 5 p.m. in the meeting room at the Powell Library. There will be a meeting of AAUW members at 4:30 p.m.
Hanks grew up in western Nebraska on a ranch and attended K-12th grade in a single building and graduated with 12 other students, five of whom started kindergarten with her. She got an Associate of Science degree in biology/ecology from Western Nebraska Community College. She went on to Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, were she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology.
After several other career ventures along with getting married and starting a family, she and her family came to Powell where she became the Middle school science teacher. She also coaches the Science Bowl, Science Olympiad and co-coaches MATHCOUNTS. She finds time to help students with their science fair projects and to sponsor Girls Who Code, Girls in Science and Wyoming Drone Challenge.