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Science Teacher Educators @TeachersCollege #NEASTE15

posted Oct 17, 2015, 7:49 AM by Brian Baldwin
I spent the day yesterday with friends, colleagues and mentors at Teachers College discussing issues, ideas, research and strategies in the field of science teacher education.   I saw Dennis Robbins present on the nationalization of a high school science curriculum, Keith Sheppard (my former doctoral advisor) present on the history of science teacher certification in New York State, Randell Barclay present on a rationale for laboratory work in science learning, as well as having great informal discussions with other folks on their research, my research, progress in the field, and new directions.

The day was capped off by dinner and drinks with Keith, Dennis and Dennis' colleague Steve DeMeo from Hunter College.

Also, I was able to bring two of my graduate students to the conference for an experience 
of learning about science education outside of a classroom setting.  The amount of notes and experiences that they left with will carry them on as they prepare to begin their teaching careers next fall.