NSTA Conference To Tackle Science Performance

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Denver will host the National Science Teachers Association's 2007 Western Area Conference on Science Education Nov. 8 through 10. The event, produced in association with the Colorado Association of Science Teachers, will focus on challenges faced by educators related to student performance in science and will include a variety of workshops and exhibits focusing on educational technologies and materials.

Attendees at the three-day conference will include science educators, administrators, and scientists. Highlights of the event include professional development activities, courses and hands-on workshops focusing on scientific breakthroughs, and presentations from leaders in science education. Presenters include author and former NASA engineer Homer Hickam; Denver Museum Chief Curator Kirk R. Johnson; and NASA astronaut Janice Voss, who is also director of the Kepler mission at NASA Ames Research Center.

The conference will also include exhibits from more than 100 vendors showing off the latest in science teaching products, including educational materials, laboratory equipment, and computer hardware and software.

The Western Area Conference on Science Education will be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver Nov. 8 through 10. Further information, including registration, can be found at the links below.

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David Nagel is the executive producer for 1105 Media's online K-12 and higher education publications and electronic newsletters. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. He can now be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/THEJournalDave (K-12) or http://twitter.com/CampusTechDave (higher education). You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192.

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