"Science students want to be and need to be 'players' in their understanding of scientific principles," says Linda Fleming, the science teacher at Little Snake River Valley School in Baggs. The independent student projects that Mrs. Fleming encourages her students to take on have won top prizes and been selected to compete at the national level. These distinctions are particularly meaningful given the school's small size and rural setting. In an effort to mitigate the school's isolation and to promote her belief in the importance of exchanging ideas, Mrs. Fleming has spent the last two summers receiving training in communication technology. She has already introduced students throughout the school to the use of E-mail and to the World Wide Web. "Our community," she says, "wants to be part of the technological age and supports the teaching of access skills to students."
1963 University of Wyoming, B.A.