Available science training topics include (but are not limited to):

  • GEMS (Great Explorations in Math and Science)
  • Science Fiction
  • Teaching Chemistry with Children’s Literature
  • Teaching Physics with Children’s Literature
  • Teaching Weather with Children’s Literature
  • STEM workshops with IEEE
  • Houston Science Educators’ Leadership Association
  • Differentiation Strategies for Science
  • Inquiry-based Instruction
  • Student Misconceptions in Science
  • Earth and Space Science workshops with the Lunar and Planetary Institute
  • Evaluating the Rigor of Instruction and Assessment in Science
  • Science Educator Professional Development


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Contact Us
Lisa Felske, Curriculum Director
Phone: 713-696-1315

Lisa Felske is the curriculum director for science at the Teaching and Learning Center at HCDE. She holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Rice University and master's degree in teaching, also from Rice University. Before joining HCDE in 2006, Felske was the science department chair at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston ISD. Her achievements include being awarded a Leadership in Education award from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997 and being named Houston ISD's Outstanding Young Educator in 1996-1997.