NCSLA Fall 2007 Meeting

The fall membership meeting for NCSLA was held Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.

See photos from the meeting!

Afternoon Meeting Program

Jerry D. Valadez
K-12 Science Coordinator for Fresno Unified School District and the Co-director of the Central Valley Science Project.

science.fresno.k12.ca.us
Yokomi Elementary - Explore Science

"Science Classrooms that Work for English Learner Students"

Science is a highly motivating subject for English Learners and must be accessible to all students. This interactive session will focus on how teachers can support English acquisition through science using a lesson design modified through the use of research-based instructional strategies.  Effective strategies in setting learning goals, building prior knowledge, introducing science content, and monitoring English Learner student learning will be highlighted.  This session is intended for K-12 science teachers, curriculum specialists, professional developers, school administrators, community partners, and college and university faculty.

Dinner Meeting

Lin H. Chambers,
Physical Scientist in Climate and Radiation Studies, NASA, Langley Research Center

Dr. Lin Chambers received her education in aeronautical/aerospace engineering. She is the Director of CERES S'COOL Project (GLOBE Program Scientist for the contrail protocol) and MY NASA DATA Project. Her interest in clouds, airplanes, and contrails began as a child on trans-Atlantic flights. She has pursued this interest professionally since 1994 as a member of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) team. This team is reponsible for 5 CERES instruments currently in Earth orbit to study the effect of clouds on energy transfers in the Earth System, and their effect on our climate. Dr. Chambers stresses that documenting science work (writing) is a critical skill for scientists.

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