Mrs. Uppman is the Baroness of Time Travel, Duchess of Space Exploration, Countess of Mad Sciencetry, and Ultimate Tour Guide of the Human Body.  She received her high school degree from Whitmore Lake High School in the year 2000 and graduated five years later from the University of Michigan with a degree in Education (major: Science, minor: Language Arts).  She loves to paint and color, create elaborate bulletin boards and fix up old furniture to use in the classroom.  If she’s not careful, Mrs. Uppman may one day find herself sailing off into the sunset on a pirate ship, as she has a deep fascination for the eye-patch wearing gang and a pirate t-shirt collection to prove it.

Her realclassroomideas.com website has received over 2.6 million views as of April 2014.

She has served over 1100 teachers through Sprout Classrooms as of April 2014.

Sprout Classrooms-unique and cultivated ideas for your upper elementary classroom!

Professional Development
– Design Thinking in the Common Core Classroom, Stanford University
– Elkhorn Slough Reserve Certified Teacher
– Good Teaching Conference, San Jose
– Asilomar Math Conference, Monterey
– California Writing Project
– Learn from the Disney Masters: Design Thinking for Educators Workshop
– Design Thinking for Educators, Stanford University
– The Wonder of Learning (Reggio Emilia Conference & Exhibit)
– Big Ideas Fest
– Honeywell Space Camp for Educators
– TRIBES Training
– Kids in the Garden: Using Gardening in the Schools
– Cultural Inclusion Accelerates Achievement
– Restructuring for Effective Education: Differentiated Instruction
– Six Traits Writing Workshop

Sprout Classrooms-unique and cultivated ideas for your upper elementary classroom!


Sprout Classrooms-unique and cultivated ideas for your upper elementary classroom!


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