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John McKinney

John McKinney (CO '01)

Retired

Teacher

Mountain Ridge Middle School
Highlands Ranch, CO

Subject(s) taught: Earth Science/Space Science, Physical Science
Grade(s): 7, 8, 9

At the time of the Award, John McKinney was:

Teacher
Mountain Ridge Middle School
Highlands Ranch, CO

Subject(s) taught: Earth Science/Space Science, Physical Science
Grade(s): 8

http://freepdprofessionaldevelopmentforteachersbyjohnmckinney.com/


Biographical Information

Since retiring from classroom teaching I have been working for the Cherokee Ranch Science Institute. In addition to doing research on the large deposits of petrified wood found on the ranch, I'm also the head guide for outdoor education hikes.


Personal Message

Being a Milken Educator has played a crucial role in my entire educational career. For many years I taught professional development classes on cognitive science and classroom instruction. At the end of my career in the classroom I created a website with a fellow Milken Educator, Kathy Granas (CO 1999). Below is a link to this website that contains a variety of writings and ideas to promote excellence in the classroom.

Additional Information

Degrees/Certifications

1978 University of Oregon, B.S.


Expertise
Science instruction and curriculum design. Cognitive science and brain research applied to classroom teaching.

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