FIRST HAND LEARNING E-NEWSLETTER

Vol. 2, No. 3

IN THIS ISSUE:

1. SPRING is almost here – and so is the NSTA Conference!
2. What to do at NSTA
3. LAST CHANCE to REGISTER for NSTA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTES!
4. INQUIRY where you are

1. JOIN FHL IN ANAHEIM

The 54th National Conference on Science Education sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) will be held in Anaheim, on April 5 – 9, 2006.

First Hand Learning, Inc. is looking forward to taking part as a joint partner with Education Development Center (EDC), presenting one of NSTA’s Professional Development Institutes. See #3, below, for more information about this PDI.

FHL personnel will also be offering several workshops in conjunction with the PDI, open to all conference attendees. Join us:

* April 07, 2006: 08:00-11:00 for An Online Journal: A Tool for Sharing Science

* April 07, 2006: 13:00-16:00 for Object Lessons—Investigating Insects

* April 08, 2006: 13:00-16:00 for Outdoor Inquiry

* April 09, 2006: 08:00-09:00 for Exploring Inquiry Outdoors

Come by and say hello – you will find First Hand Learning staff at the Hyatt Regency in Grand Ballroom F. We look forward to seeing you.

2. RECOMMENDED HIGHLIGHTS AT THIS YEAR’S NSTA

NSTA offers so many interesting sessions from which to choose it can be tough to decide what to attend. If you are interested in learning more about inquiry and connecting science and literacy, visit the NSTA website http://www.nsta.org/conventiondetail&Meeting_Code=2006ANA#browse and use the “Search Events” function found at the bottom of the page.

Search “EDC” to find the inquiry and literacy sessions recommended by the Education Development Center, Inc.

Search “Exploratorium” to identify the workshops on inquiry that the Exploratorium’s Institute for Inquiry has on offer.

You can also use the “Browse Events” tool to sort events by subject, grade range, and conference strand. Happy planning!

3. REGISTER FOR NSTA’S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTES TODAY!

Sign up now to attend an NSTA Professional Development Institute - the deadline is March 31st.

Join First Hand Learning, Inc. and Education Development Center (EDC) for an in-depth and hands-on seminar: “SCIENCE INQUIRY AND LITERACY: HOW ARE THEY CONNECTED?”

Read the complete description of the Professional Development Institute offered by FHL and EDC : http://www.firsthandlearning.org/nsta_pdi.html

To learn more about PDI offerings and to register to attend an NSTA Professional Development Institute, go to: www.nsta.org/conventionsupport&record_id=123&Meeting_Code=2006ANA

4. WHAT’S HAPPENING WHERE YOU ARE?

First Hand Learning is interested in teachers’ accounts of learning and teaching from direct experience. Share your thoughts and stories with us, and we’ll feature them in a future e-letter highlighting real-world inquiry in, and out of, the classroom.

Contact FHL by emailing us at: inquiries@firsthandlearning.org.

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