Spring 2004 NCSLA Meeting

The spring membership meeting for NCSLA was held Thursday, April 29, 2004 at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill.

A reception, sponsored by Holt, Rinehart and Winston Publishing Company, was held at 6 pm followed by the dinner meeting, sponsored by Lab Aids, Inc., at 7 pm.

Our keynote speaker for the meeting was Jo Anne Vasquez. Dr. Vasquez is an experienced elementary teacher, science author and professional development consultant who have recently been appointed by President Bush to a seat on the National Science Board, the governing board of the National Science Foundation. She is the first K-12 educator to become a sitting member of this prestigious board.

Dr. Vasquez spoke on
Teaching Science to a Sound-Bite Generation
A humorous but pointed presentation looking at teaching science to today's plugged-in generation. Science instruction designed and taught in an inquiry-oriented manner, takes patience, perseverance and time for both the learner and the instructor, neither of which is available during the school day. How are we going to do it and most of all does it matter to our nation?

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