TERC Presents: NSTA Conference

March 4, 2008

Visit the TERC booth (#1141) at the 2008 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference in Boston, March 27-30, 2008.


TERC is hosting a reception on Friday, March 28 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. For more information, please contact Courie Gomes, courie_gomes@terc.edu.

TERC Board member Huber Dyasi will receive a 2008 Distinguished Service to Science Education Award, Friday, March 28, 6:00-8:30 PM (Ticketed Event).

TERC researchers, curriculum developers, and professional development specialists will be giving presentations and workshop sessions, including a featured presentation by TERC President Frank Davis on March 29.

Look for TERC staff at the following events:


Thursday, March 27

8:00-9:00 AM: Earth Science by Design: A Professional Development Program for Middle School Earth Science
Harold A. McWilliams (TERC), Carla McAuliffe (TERC)

12:30-3:30 PM: Shedding Light on Global Warming: Physics Concepts and Technology Tools That Help Teachers Better Understand a Complex Process
Sara J. Lacy (TERC), Sally Crissman (TERC), Eric Kemp-Benedict (Fenway High School, Boston)

3:30-4:30 PM: Your Access to Astronomical Data from the National Optical Astronomy Observatory
Katy Garmany (National Optical Astronomy Observatory), Jeffrey F. Lockwood (TERC)

3:30-4:30 PM: Scaffolding Science Learning for At-Risk Learners
Jodi Asbell-Clarke (TERC)

3:30-4:30 PM: Biocomplexity: An Elective High School Ecology Curriculum
Brian Drayton (TERC), Gillian Puttick (TERC), Alan R. Berkowitz (Institute of Ecosystem Studies)

Friday, March 28

8:00-9:00 AM: Astrobiology
Jeff Lockwood (TERC), Glen Savoy (It's About Time)

9:30-10:30 AM: National Earth Science Teachers Association Geology Share-a-Thon
Includes LuAnn Dahlman (TERC)

2:00-3:00 PM: Science and Literacy: GLOBE Books for Upper Elementary Students
Gillian Puttick (TERC) Harold A. McWilliams (TERC)

3:30-4:30 PM: Renewable Energy Data Investigations (REDI): Inquiry-based Activities for Middle and High School Classrooms Using Online Data
Carla McAuliffe (TERC)

5:00-6:00 PM: Informal Science Day: Designing Curricula for the After-School Setting
Hernando Romero (TERC)

Saturday, March 29

9:30-10:30 AM: Mapping Environmental Quality with a Geographic Information System (GIS): Exploring the Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) for Countries Across the World
Carla McAuliffe (TERC), LuAnn Dahlman (TERC)

2:00-3:00 PM: COSEE Session: Bringing Authentic Ocean Science to the Classroom
Harold A. McWilliams (TERC), Nick Haddad (TERC)

2:00-3:00 PM: Playing the Game: Using Inquiry to Engage Students in Astronomy
Jodi Asbell-Clarke (TERC), Jeffrey F. Lockwood (TERC)

3:30-4:30 PM: Investigating Estuaries with Online Monitoring Data: Activities from Estuaries 101
Pat Harcourt (Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve), Brian J. Conroy (TERC), Atziri O. Ibanez (National Estuarine Research Reserve System)

3:30-4:30 PM: Featured Presentation: Research and Development Work in the Service of Quality Education for Everyone: The Round World
Frank E. Davis (President, TERC)

5:00-6:00 PM: Earth Exploration Toolbook Workshops: Web Conferencing and Teleconferencing Professional Development for Using Digital Data and Analysis Tools
LuAnn Dahlman (TERC), Carla McAuliffe (TERC)

Sunday, March 30

8:00-9:00 AM: Lesson Study for Accessible Science
Gillian Puttick (TERC) and Marjorie V. Woodwell (TERC)

8:00-9:00 AM: What Teachers Think and Know About Teaching About Estuaries: Results and Methods of a Nationwide Needs Assessment
James K.L. Hammerman (TERC), Atziri O. Ibanez (National Estuarine Research Reserve System)

9:30-10:30 AM: Using Astrobiology to Stimulate Students' Interest in Science
Jeffrey F. Lockwood (TERC)