Ruth Dircks Scholarship Report

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Ruth Dircks Scholarship Report


Green, Louis, Teaching Science


Iapplied for the Ruth Dircks Scholarship to attend CONASTA not knowing what to expect. CONASTA sounded like an excellent opportunity to learn about the current ideas in Science teaching, and not much else. But it was so much more than that. At CONASTA, I met so many wonderful, like-minded people who are just as passionate about science education as I am. I learnt so many things and took so much away that will assist me both directly and indirectly as a science educator.

Attending the workshops by teachers and other professionals gave some real insight into what other people are doing that works in their classroom, and it gave me so many good, tangible ideas that I've already started to implement into my classroom practice. One thing in particular that I personally took away from CONASTA was the importance of making science relevant to students so they can see its importance-because science is becoming more and more important as we move into the future. …

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