Randy Nelson  —   High School Science
nelsonr@truman.k12.mn.us    |    507-776-2111 x3962                                                                             

Hello to everyone, I am Randy Nelson and this is my second very exciting year of teaching in Truman.  I am originally from Winnebago Minnesota and my first years in college at Minnesota State University were spent studying Anthropology and Biology, in 2017 I graduated with a degree in Applied Organizational Studies through the school of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Minnesota State Mankato.  I then attended Bemidji State University to fulfill classes for my teaching requirements as well as working on my Masters degree in Education.  My wife Karla also works in education as a Para-Professional, we have two sons who graduated from Saint James High School.  In my free time I enjoy fishing, listening to music, playing with our 2 dogs and 1 cat, fixing up our old barn and watching professional tennis.  My three favorite times of a year include watching the FIFA World Cup soccer tournaments with my wives family,  following  Minnesota State University Maverick Hockey and attending the Knoxville Nationals Sprint Car races.

Truman Public Schools

   Independent School District #458

Mr. Nelson's Distance Learning Plan for 7-12 Science


9:00 - 3:00 - Student /Parent contact time

9:00 - 1:00 - Teaching

1:00 - 3:00 I am available to work with students and parents in the afternoons one on one or in small groups. You can reach me at nelsonr@truman.k12.mn.us.

The school schedule will be as follows:

1st hour - 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. - Chemistry B

2nd hour- 9:40 to 10:10 a.m. - Earth Science 7/8B

3rd hour- 10:20 to 10:50 a.m. - Advanced Biology B

4th hour- 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. - Biology 9B

11:30-12:30 - Lunch

6th hour- 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. - Biology 10B

Attendance/Student Expectations

Attendance is mandatory at all levels. Attendance will be taken each day and put into JMC as if we were in regular class. You will get 10 daily points for attendance. Please contact the school with the information on our homepage for the number to call if you are ill or not attending. Parents must call. This is the same as if we were in school.

High School Learning Expectations

We will be meeting daily through Google Meet. I will be inviting you to class and you will need to answer the e-mail to join the class. We will be working mainly out of CK-12 which is a science curriculum based on the Minnnesota Standards Anything we were doing we will transfer over to CK 12. We will be using a "flipped classroom model". You will get your assignments in Google classroom and the next day we will discuss the assignment from the previous day. Please be prepared to ask questions or get clarification on this daily.

Google Meet and Google Classroom

To acceses Google classroom you must be logged into your e-mail. Grades 9-12, your chromebooks are set up so e-mail and Google Meet and Google Classroom are on the bottom menu.

Graades 7-8, there will be a menu bar, but you may have to go to CHROME web brower, google.com and log into your school e-mail. If you are having trouble with logging in, please contact Mrs. Shellum, she will help you with usernames and passwords. shelluml@truman.k12.mn.us


If you have any questions please e-mail me at nelsonr@truman.k12.mn.us. Thank you.