Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Education from The Ohio State University, with a concentration in Middle School Math and Language Arts M.Ed. Elementary Education from California University of Pennsylvania Certifications: Elementary K-6 Middle School Math Middle School Language Arts English as a Second Language
Mrs. Erika Stern
Welcome to Berlin Elementary! I enjoy sharing in the excitement of learning new things. The classroom is full of opportunities to engage with peers and colleagues. It's amazing to see students interacting and collaborating while learning and investigating through several different mathematical strategies.
We all learn in different ways. As an educator, it is the best challenge to incorporate different teaching strategies and math activities to provide the most influential learning experiences. In my classroom, we use the Everyday Math series, basic fact daily assessments, several computer games and Apps, math stations, the Coach Book (PSSA prep), Study Island, makerspace explorations, and Common Core practice activities. Students have such enthusiasm while learning!
In addition to teaching in the classroom, I enjoy assembling the monthly Lil' Mountaineer newsletter, and planning and organizing the Elementary Library Program each summer. I also participate in planning and establishing our Elementary Makerspace, and Elementary Maker Faire.
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin
"Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon." - Paul Brandt