Hey everyone! My name is Mr. Edlund and I am extremely excited to join the Sutter family this coming year. I grew up in El Dorado Hills, so returning to Folsom really feels like quite the homecoming to me. After graduating from Oak Ridge in 2012, I moved north to study biology at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. The 2022-2023 school year will be my 4th year teaching and 7th year working in education. Prior to being a formal classroom teacher, I spent two years working as an English language aide in two different cities in Spain and, upon returning to California, a bilingual instructional assistant at Mitchell Middle School in Rancho Cordova. More recently, I taught 7th grade at McCaffrey Middle School in Galt and Biology/AP Biology/Physical Science at Woodland High School in Woodland, California. My wife and I have a dog, Chance (seen in the picture above) and are expecting our first HUMAN baby (as Chance will always be our first child) here shortly at the end of September and we are thrilled to welcome him into the world. In my spare time, I enjoy playing golf, walking my dog, playing video games, and getting way too invested in the sad excuse of a basketball team called the Sacramento Kings. I look forward to a wonderful year with you all and GO COUGARS!
Science and Engineering Practices
You will see in the Class Syllabus that a large portion of your grades are made up of "Science and Engineering Practices". As someone who spent two years teaching high school, I have a good idea about the skills that students need to be successful at the next level. Luckily, these skills are nicely outlined in the most current science standards for the State of California (NGSS) and so we have a very nice breakdown of how you will be graded for mastery. These practices can be seen below:
As the year goes on, both you and your parents will become very familiar with the practices listed above as they will be embedded in each and every assignment and assessment that we do in class.
More information about NGSS can be found here: http://www.bozemanscience.com/next-generation-science-standards