About Ms. Christie-Blick

Personal Philosophy

Work hard.

Play hard.

Live life to the fullest!

TEACHER              

5th Grade: Cottage Lane Elementary School, South Orangetown Central School District, New York

4th Grade: Cottage Lane Elementary School, South Orangetown Central School District, New York     

5th/6th Grades: The Bede School (Now Dwight-Englewood School), New Jersey

4th Grade: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, New York

2nd Grade: St. Augustine School, New York

1st Grade: St. Anne School, Texas

5th Grade: St. Anne School, Texas

 

CONSULTANT

Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory: Spatial Relations and Mapping; Kim Kastens, PI; New York.

Harvard University: Science as a Critical Lens for Global Competency; Project Zero, Veronica Boix-Mansilla, PI; Massachusetts.

International School of Cape Town: Differentiating for Gifted Children in the Heterogeneous Classroom; South Africa.

IVECA International Virtual Schooling: International Student Collaborations; New York.

South Orangetown Central School District: Challenging Gifted Students in the Heterogeneous Classroom; New York.

Sun Valley Group of Schools: Inferential Reading; South Africa.

 

REVIEWER

Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching applications

National Association for Gifted Children Annual Conference, Global Awareness Network, presenter proposals

 

INTERVIEWS

ClimateX MIT Kids Against Climate Change: An Interview with Kottie Christie-Blick

Our Town Newspaper Climate’s Right for Kid-Safe Environmental Website

National Center for Science EducationTeaching Climate Science: It’s Elementary

The Gevirtz School, Graduate School of Education, University of California Santa Barbara Kottie Christie-Blick Contemplates a Career in Teaching

Yale Climate Connections – At This Website, Children are Talking About How to Slow Climate Change

Yale Climate Connections  Sea Level Rise Lesson Plan

 

CITATIONS

Educating for the 21st Century: Perspectives, Policies and Practices from Around the World – Signature Pedagogies in Global Competence Education: Understanding Quality Teaching Practice

LoHud The Journal News Blauvelt Educator Wins Prestigious Award

LoHud The Journal NewsOrangetown: Why Restaurants Aren’t Giving Out Straws

NEA Today – 5 Ways to Teach About Climate Change in Your Classroom

Our Town Newspaper Climate’s Right For Kid-Safe Environmental Website

Our Town Newspaper Cottage Lane Fifth Graders Meet UN Secretary-General

Rivertown Magazine Cottage Lane Teacher Makes Her Mark at World Conference

Slate.com – Kids’ TV is Ignoring Climate Change

Terra Firma, Lower Hudson Group Sierra Club Newsletter These Kids Inspire Me by Kathy Schwarz

 

EDUCATION              

MA, Curriculum & Teaching, with emphasis in Gifted Education:
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York

[+65 graduate and in-service credits in Education beyond MA]

BA, Sociology: University of California, Santa Barbara

Certificate, NOAA Climate Stewards Educator: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration

 

CERTIFICATION

NOAA Climate Stewards Certification

Teaching Certification: New York, nursery – sixth grade

Teaching Credential: California, nursery – adult

Gifted Education Certification: New York  

 

AWARDS/ GRANTS

Alexinia Baldwin Educator of the Year Award: Association for Gifted and Talented Education in New York State

American Audubon Society Fellowship for Teachers: Audubon Society

Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching: Fulbright Commission, United States Department of State

Fulbright Distinguished Alumni Grants: Fulbright Commission, United States Department of State

Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Fellowship: Japan-United States Educational Commission, Government of Japan

Impact II Developer Grant: Board of Cooperative Educational Services

My Favorite Teacher Award: Barnes and Noble

NOAA Planet Stewards Award: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce

NOAA Planet Stewards Grants: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce

Parent Teacher Association Founder’s Day Award: South Orangetown School District Parent Teacher Association

Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2014 New York State Finalist: The National Science Foundation for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Professional Developer Grants: South Orangetown School District

Richard Gazolla Teacher Fellowship for Advanced Study: New York State PTA

Teacher Treks Grant: Hilton Worldwide Teacher Treks

 

PUBLICATIONS 

Christie-Blick, K., 2019, Recycling at School: An Action Project: The Earth Scientist, v. 35, p. 26-29.

Christie-Blick, K., 2019, Ocean Acidification Investigation: Science Scope, v. 42, p. 42-50.

Christie-Blick, K., 2018, Book Review of The Tantrum that Saved the World: Reports of the National Center for Science Education, pp.14-15.

Christie-Blick, K., 2017, Time to Start Teaching Climate Change: Independent Education.

Christie-Blick, K., 2017, NOAA Climate Stewards Educator and Students Meet with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce website.

Boelman, N., McLean-Hely, M., Christie-Blick, K., 2016, A Migration Mystery: Earth Observatory, NASA website.

Christie-Blick, K., 2015, In the Classroom: Elementary Lesson on Sea Level Rise: guest blog, National Center for Science Education website.

Christie-Blick, K., 2015, Chirpy, Little Bird, Big Message: 10964 The Palisades Newsletter.

Christie-Blick, K., 2013, Talking to Children about Climate Change: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce website.

Christie-Blick, K., 2012, Global Awareness for Fulbright Teacher in South Africa: Global Visions, Global Awareness Network, National Association for Gifted Children, p. 8-10.

Christie-Blick, K., 2006, Fat Finders: Science & Children, v. 43, p. 22-25.

Christie-Blick, K., 2003, Measuring Mania: The Bridge to Creativity in Teaching 2002-2003, BOCES publication, Elmsford, NY, p. 13.

Christie-Blick, K., Branzburg, J., and O’Brien, A.M., 2002, Building Global Connections: Learning & Leading with Technology, v. 29, p. 54-59.

Kastens, K.A., Kaplan, D., and Christie-Blick, K., 2001, Development and Evaluation of “Where Are We?” Map-Skills Software and Curriculum: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 49, p. 249-266.

Christie-Blick, K., Kastens, K.A., Barlaz, D., Kaplan, D., and Katz, K., 2000, Where Are We? Teacher’s Guide: Tom Snyder Productions, MA.

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS: USA 

An Eclectic Model for Gifted Instruction, poster session with Kerri McBride: National Association for Gifted Children Annual Conference (NAGC), Indianapolis, IN.

Bringing the World to Your Classroom: Blogging, poster session with Jacob Tanenbaum: National Association for Gifted Children Conference (NAGC), St. Louis, MO.

Bringing the World to Your Students: Blogging & Video Conferencing, with Jacob Tanenbaum: NYS Computers & Technology in Education Metro Conference, White Plains, NY.

Climate Science: How Can Such a Serious Topic Be So Much Fun?!: National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference (NSTA), Nashville, TN.

Creating Global Connections on the Go, with Anne O’Brien: SchoolTechExpo Conference, Chicago, IL.

Differentiating without the Three-Ring Circus, with Kristine Wagner: Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education Conference (AGATE), New Rochelle, NY.

Digital Natives Use 3-D Learning to Collaborate on Climate Change, with Jacob Tanenbaum: NSTA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Disseminating Information in the Field of Education, Fulbright Alumni Conference, Washington DC.

Education in Hong Kong: Global Educators National Conference, Eau Claire, WI.

Elementary Activities for a Healthy Lifestyle: Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS), Rochester, NY.

Gifted Education: Why We Need It and How We Do It, with Kerry Volmar: SOCSD In-service course, Blauvelt, NY.

Globalizing Your Science Class for the 21st Century: National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference (NSTA), Boston, MA.

Kids Against Climate Change Dot Com: Best of Both Worlds International Environmental Conference, Estes Park, CO.

Kids Against Climate Change Dot Com: Climate and Resilience Professional Development for Educators, sponsored by Connecticut Sea Grant and NOAA, Groton, CT.

International Student Collaboration Model: United States-South Africa: Students Working Together to Discuss Biodiversity Issues, with Marc Eckert and Shaun Tuohy: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference (ASCD), Chicago, IL.

Meeting the Needs of Gifted Children, with Kerry McBride: Gifted Education Association of Rockland County Meeting (GEAR), Blauvelt, NY.

NOAA Climate Stewards Up Close & Personal: Climate and Resilience Professional Development for Educators, sponsored by Connecticut Sea Grant and NOAA, Groton, CT.

NOAA Climate Stewardship, with Bruce Moravchik and Climate Steward Educators from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration: National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference (NSTA), Boston, MA.

NOAA’s Teacher at Sea: Impact on Students in the Classroom, with Jacob Tanenbaum and Fourth Grade Students: Congressional Reception, Washington DC.

Ocean Acidification: Experiments for Students: Climate and Resilience Professional Development for Educators, sponsored by Connecticut Sea Grant and NOAA, Groton, CT.

Sea Level Rise: How Can Such a Serious Topic be so Much Fun?!: Climate and Resilience Professional Development for Educators, sponsored by Connecticut Sea Grant and NOAA, Groton, CT.

The Fulbright Memorial Fund Program: Education in Japan: National Association for Gifted Children Conference (NAGC), Indianapolis, IN.

The Future is Here: International Virtual Schooling, with Jacob Tanenbaum and Eunhee Jung O’Neil: Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education Conference (AGATE), New Rochelle, NY.

Using Models to Understand Climate Change: North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), Spokane, WA.

Work hard. Play hard. Live Life to the Fullest: Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education Conference (AGATE), New Rochelle, NY.

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS: INTERNATIONAL

Across America: Yew Chung International School, Hong Kong.

Across the USA: Headington Middle School and Sts. Philips & James Primary School, England.

American Education Ready for the 21st Century: National Educators’ Conference, Kingdom of Tonga.

American Observations of Japanese Schooling: Arao PTA Board, Japan.

Global Citizens for Biodiversity: Best of Both Worlds International Environmental Conference, University of South Africa, South Africa.

Inferring While Reading: Redcliffs School and Wainoni School, New Zealand.

Inspiring High Ability Learners in the Classroom: World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Conference, Denmark.

Raising Academic Standards and Meeting the Needs of Gifted Students: International School of Cape Town Faculty, South Africa.

Read. Think. Infer Across the Curriculum: Sun Valley Group of Schools Faculty, South Africa.

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Fulbright Alumni Association

National Association for Gifted Children

National Center for Science Education

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Stewards

National Science Teachers Association

North American Association for Environmental Education

World Council for Gifted and Talented Children 

 

Invited guest to the White House Climate Education Event, August 2015.

 

 For more information, contact Kottie Christie-Blick: [email protected]

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Back-to-School Climate Education Event at The White House.

 

 

 

SG Meeting

Science students meet with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at United Nations Headquarters to discuss climate change.

 

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