6th Grade Elawelcome To Mrs. Bryan's Learning Cafe

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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  • I find 6th grade students are kind all over the map when it comes to reading. Some love reading and never want to put their books down, some read because they 'HAVE to', and others love to share their 'HATRED' for reading! I think I was destined to become a 6th grade reading teacher because I detested reading as a 6th grader! I don't remember who helped me resolve my hatred.
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  • I am Cathy Lankford, your 6th grade ELA teacher. I am super excited about all of the wonderful things that we will be learning this year!
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Welcome to 6th Grade English Language Arts Track 1. Please use this page for any updates and information about what is going on in the classroom this year. 6.4 Students declare goals on classroom CAFE Menu. When students’ goals are decided, they declare their goal on the CAFE Menu. (Refer to step 4 in 7 Steps from Assessment to Instruction.) Students may declare a goal and strategy that is not yet posted on the class CAFE Menu.

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Pearl Dowe, Chair, Department of Political Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Mr. Larry Foley, Chair, School of Journalism and Strategic Media, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Chris Goering, Associate Professor, College of Education and Health Sciences, University of Arkansas

Resources and Information:

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
6:30pm

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Walt Manger, Emeritus Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. John Willson, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6:30pm

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Doug Rhoads, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Roger Koeppe, Professor, Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry, University of Arkansas
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:30pm

Panel Members:

  • Dr. John Hehr, Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dan Skoff, KNWA/FOX24 Chief Meteorologist
  • Dr. Jeannie Whayne, Professor, Department of History, University of Arkansas

Resources and Information
Climate Change in Europe
Global Temperature Change: Decade Averages
More Than Markets: A Comparative Study of Nine Conservative Parties on Climate Change
Plain Facts About Anthropogenic Global Climate Change and Warming: A Review
The Teacher Friendly Guide to Climate Change

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
6:30

Panel Members

  • Dr. Grant Drawve, Professor, Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas
  • Mr. Stephen Gahagans, Director, Public Safety, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Shaun Thomas, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
6:30

Panel Members

  • Dr. Julie Hoff, Director, Elenor Mann School of Nursing
  • Mr. Tim Helder, Sheriff, Washington County

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6:30

Panel Members

  • Mr. Rob Beadel, Director, Arkansas Forestry Association Educaton and Arkansas Project Learning Tree
  • Dr. Stephen Burgin, Faculty, Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Art Hobson, Emeritus Faculty, Department of Physics, University of Arkansas
  • Mrs. Lynne Hehr, Director, UA COEHP Center for Math and Science Education and the University of Arkansas Science Café

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
6:30pm

Panel Members

  • Dr. Jeanine Durdick, Associate Dean, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Kelly Loftin, Extension Entomologist, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension System
  • Mrs. Lynne Hehr, Director, UA COEHP Center for Math and Science Education and the University of Arkansas Science Café

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
6:30pm

Panel Members

  • Mr. Joseph Neal, Wildlife Biologist, USDA Forest Service (retired) and Visiting Scholar, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Kimberly Smith, Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. John Willson, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, SCEN 630, University of Arkansas

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
6:30pm

Panel Members

  • Dr. Esten Mason, Assistant Professor and Wheat Breeder, Plant Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Doug Rhoads, University Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Vibha Srivastava, Professor, Plant Biotechnology, University of Arkansas

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
6:30pm

Panel Members

  • Dr. John Hehr, Professor of Geosciences, University of Arkansas

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
6:30pm

Panel Members

  • Dr. Michael Douglas, 21st Century Chair in Global Change Biology, Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Benjamin Runkle, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
6:30pm

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Yuchun Du, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. David Zaharoff, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Arkansas
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
6:30pm

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Carlos Ochoa, Jr., Director, Office for Sustainability, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Michael Douglas, 21st Century Chair in Global Change Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Fulbright College, University of Arkansas
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
6:30pm

Panel Members:

  • Dr.Tameka Bailey, Visiting Assistant Professor, UA Department of Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Steve Hennigan, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6:30pm

Panel Members:

  • Dr.Tim Kral, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Malcolm Cleaveland, Department of Geosciences, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Jack Lyons, Department of Philosophy,Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
6:30p.m

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Robin Goforth, Chief Scientific Officer, Biologics MD, Inc
  • Dr. Ralph Henry, Distinguished Professor, Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Doug Rhoads, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
6:30p.m

Panel Members:

  • Dr. William McComas, Parks Family Professor of Science Education, College of Education and Health Professions
  • Dr. Dan Kennefick, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Julie Stenken, Professor and 21st Century Chair in Proteomics, Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Barry Ward, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
6:30p.m

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Christian Goering, Professor, College of Education & Health Professions, University of Arkansas
  • Ms. Courtney Jones, Principal, Lincoln High School, Lincoln
  • Mrs. Melissa Miller, Teacher, 6th Grade Science/Social Studies, Farmington
  • Ms. Marcia Sanders, Assistant Director and Teacher Center Coordinator, Northwest Arkansas Education Service Cooperative, Farmington
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
6:30p.m.

Panel Members:

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  • Mr. Mike Johnson, Associate Vice Chancellor, Physical Plant, University of Arkansas
  • Mr. Gary Kahanak, Director NWA Regional Office, Home Energy Rx, HERS Rater and BPI Building Analyst
  • Dr. Christopher Liner, Geophysics Professor, Department of Geosciences and Maurice F. Strom Endowed Chair in Petroleum Geology, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Kate Shoulders, Assistant Professor, Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, University of Arkansas
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
6:30p.m.

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Greg Salamo, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Basore Professor, Department of Physics, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Rob Sleezer, Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Arkansas

Suggested Resources:

  • 7 Amazing Ways Nanotechnology Is Changing The World: This list from Popular Science features a gallery of 7 exciting developments in the world of nanotechnology.
  • Gadzooks, Another Invisibility Cloak! So Why is This One 'Perfect'?: Through the perfection of manufacturing techniques for nano meta-materials, researchers have fine-tuned a two-dimensional invisibility cloak.
    • For more on the properties of light and invisibility at the nanoscale, check out the Exploring Properties - Invisibility activity
  • Making Steam Without Boiling Water, Thanks to Nanoparticles: It is possible to create steam within seconds by focusing sunlight on nanoparticles mixed into water, according to new research. Such a sun-powered boiler could desalinate sea water, distill alcohol, sterilize medical equipment, and other useful tasks in areas that lack electricity or burnable fuels according to researchers.
  • Liquid Metal Marbles - A New Platform for Nanomaterials: Researchers have created 'liquid metal marbles' - droplets of liquid metal coated in nanoparticles - in a breakthrough that could help research into soft electronics and industrial sensing technologies.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
6:30p.m.

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Michelle Gray, Assistant Professor, Exercise Science, UA College of Education and Health Professions
  • Dr. John King, University Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Barbara Shadden, University Professor Emeritus, Program in Communication Disorders, University of Arkansas
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
6:30p.m.

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Peter Ungar, Professor, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology
  • Dr. Daniel Fennifick, Professor, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics
  • Dr. Steve Beaupre, Chair, Fulbright College of ARts and SCeinces, Department of Biological Sciences

Suggested Resources:

  • Smithsonian Hall of Human Origins http://humanorigins.si.edu/
  • Arkansas Science Teacher Association Science and Scientific Theory
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
6:30p.m.

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Navam Hettiarachchy, Professor, Department of Food Science & Institute of Food Science and Engineering, University of Arkansas
  • Ms. Susan Patton, Instructor, Eleanor School of Nursing, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Cindy Moore, Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics and Clinical Assistant Professor, Food, Human Nutrition and Hospitality, School of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Arkansas

Suggested Resources:

  • Feeding America - Map the Meal Gap
  • FRAC (Food Research and Action Center) - Relationship Between Hunger and Overweight or Obesity
  • USDA My Plate
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
6:30p.m.

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Chris Bratcher, Frontline Supervisor, Food Safety Inspection Service, USDA
  • Dr. John Marcy, Extension Food Scientist, Department of Poultry Science, University of Arkansas
  • Mr. Scott Stillwell, Vice President Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Tyson Foods

Suggested Resources:

  • Arkansas Department of Health Selected Reportable Disease Cases in Arkansas; 10 Year Summary
      • Associated Government Emergency Resources
  • CDC Expert Commentary: Foodborne Illness: A Handy Overview Barbara Mahon, MD, MPH
  • Office of Data Integration & Food Protection
  • Preparation & Prevention / Recovery / Response / Surveillance
  • USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service - go to drop down menu for
  • Browse by Audience - Consumers and Educators - From this link there are a number of different sources of information that range from “Current Recalls & Alerts” to “Fact Sheets”, Cook It Safe”, etc.
  • Browse by Subject - Food Defense and Emergency Response - From this link there are a number of different resources about Food Defense which include a video on food defense topics, several Podcasts and a USDA blog.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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Gm tech2 mdi tech2win software car list auto diagnostic tool repair. Panel Members:

  • John Van Brahana, Professor, UA Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences
  • Michele Evans-White, Assistant Professor, UA Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Robert Morgan, Manager of Environmental Quality, Beaver Water District
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 6:30p.m.

Panel Members:

  • John Hehr, Professor of Meterology and Climatology, UA Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences
  • Dorian Burnette, Storm Chaser, UA Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences

Suggested Resources:

  • 40/29 News video / 40/29 Weather Blog / Get Weather Alerts
  • NOAA’s Spring 2011 Review
  • Dorian's Weather Website for satellite, radar, weather maps, etc.
  • EPA Sun Wise Program - an environmental and health education program for children and their caregivers on how to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun through the use of classroom-, school-, and community-based components.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 6:30p.m.

Panel Members:

  • Greg Dumond, Professor of Geology, UA Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences
  • Rick Johnson, Deputy Director, Washington County Department of Emergency Management
  • Jill Nelson, State Farm Insurance
  • Doy Zachry, Professor of Geology, UA Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences

Suggested Resources:

  • State Farm Insurance (Larry Bittle and Jill Nelson) Fayetteville / Earthquake Risks Around the US

Earthquakes and Related Phenomena

(compiled by Gregory Dumond, Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas)

  • Arkansas
    • Central Arkansas 2010-2011 Earthquakes Poster (USGS) Click on the PDF download in the upper right corner.
  • Earthquake Maps by the Arkansas Geological Survey
  • General Information
    • Earthquake Prediction (science article by USGS seismologist)
    • Earthquake-Related Groundmotion Observed by EarthScope USArray Seismometers In North America Only 12 Minutes After The Tragic M8.9 Honshu, Japan, Earthquake (Need QuickTimePro to save to your computer. You will only be able to watch it while connected to the Internet.)
    • Natural Gas Shale Reservoir Development Animation
    • Regional Earthquake Research Centers (affiliated with the University of Memphis)
    • Shale Gas, Energy, and the Environment (Time article by Bryan Walsh)
    • Underground Injection Wells ( wells commonly used in the oil and natural gas industry)
    • US Government Earthquake Info The main effort by top US government earthquake scientists (like Dr. Ross S. Stein at the USGS) is to understand the physics of earthquakes and how that information can be used to provide the best possible seismic hazard assessments and forecasts.
  • Tsunamis
    • Haiti One Year Later (A thought-provoking photo essay)
Being in the halls of Morgan County Middle School brings back lots of memories from 30+ years ago when I walked the 4th – 8th grade halls myself as a student here. It was some of my struggles (academically, physically, emotionally, and socially) during this difficult time in life that gave me the determination to make my class one that students will feel loved, needed, respected, and challenged. I want my students to look forward to coming to science each day, and I want them to be able to share with someone else each night concerning what they learned new that day.

After graduating in 1989 from Morgan County High School, I worked at the Bank of Madison for 6 years as I worked on my Bachelor’s Degree in Middle School Education at UGA. Later, I continued my education at UGA and received a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology. My first job was at Nathaniel Greene Academy where I taught 3rd grade for a year. Excited to get back to my hometown, I taught 8th grade Language Arts, Science, and reading for ten years. Then I moved to 7th grade at Morgan County Middle School where I taught Life Science, Language Arts and reading for seven years. Of the sciences, I have taught Earth Science, Physical Science, Life Science, and Integrated Science during my teaching career. This will be my fourth year teaching 6th grade.

A little more about me… My family consisting of my husband and 12 1/2 year old daughter live in Madison. My mother and father, Carolyn and Glynn Broome, have lived in Madison for 40+ years. My brother, his wife, my nine year old nephew, and my six year old niece live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. My hobbies include “mini vacations” with my family, spending every minute I can with my daughter playing and learning, gardening, painting, cooking, fishing, and surfing the web for resources. I am a member of Fusion Church of Madison.

I am looking forward to working with you and your child this year!!!