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National conference on science ed. begins

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

Today marks the start of the NSTA’s National Conference. Thousands of science teachers from across the country and the globe will be in Philadelphia to learn, share, and collaborate.

I wanted to use this space for those attending to post their thoughts and knowledge they’ve gleaned from the conference.

I will be at the conference Friday afternoon through Sunday. If you are presenting or attending, let’s meet up. I’d like to get as many viewpoints on the conference collected here as possible. You can contact me at

Once again I met up with the good people from Discovery Education for a preconference event. This Sunday will be the premier of the Life series, which is the sequel to last year’s Planet Earth Series.

Philadelphia teachers can stream each new episode in class the next day using Discovery Streaming on SchoolNet. Judging from the sneak preview I saw last night, you and your students will love it.

Discovery will have a booth during the conference so you can check out the science resources available. I know FOSS and STC will both be in attendance holding various workshops.

Friday afternoon there will be a panel discussion on the federal response to the science education crisis, which I’m greatly looking forward to. There are literally hundreds of events this week, and I hope we can create a good database of links and ideas here.

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