NE Assn. Chemistry Teachers Summer Conference Aug 1-4, 2005

Submitted by Kathy Siok
2005-04-27 17:22:46

The 67th NEACT Summer Conference:
August 1--4, 2005
Theme: Teaching Chemistry Using Inquiry Approaches
will be held at
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT

Conference web page:
http://www.neact.org/sumconf.htm
[See the web page for a list of scholarships available and updates.]

Program chair Jim Cherry: "We are looking for teachers to share and present their work in this area.
"There will be opportunities for participants to work in the lab and to design new activities, view demonstrations and discuss units of study. It is our hope that everyone attending this conference will gain a deeper understanding of the nature of scientific inquiry and leave with many new ideas and lab activities. Since this year’s conference will focus on teaching and learning, we want it to be a time to share ideas to make classrooms more exciting and engaging for our students. We invite each participant to bring favorite inquiry activities to share. We also invite you to host a poster session or run a workshop."

Please contact Jim Cherry, program chair, as soon as possible if you want to be involved in some way: jamesdcherry@comcast.net or 860-295-1241.
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Conference chair Kathy Siok:

The success of this conference and of NEACT ultimately depends on your participation. The full cost for four days is approximately $300 and includes room (air conditioned dorm), meals and banquet, all sessions and a conference t-shirt. Parking is very convenient and all buildings are within walking distance. If you live nearby, you may also attend the program-only for a reduced cost. Many teachers apply for school department funds to attend and scholarship money is available through NEACT and local ACS chapters. We offer CEUs and PDPs and are investigating graduate credits at CCSU.
Please feel free to share this information with your friends and colleagues. We plan to publish a special conference edition of the newsletter in late May. If you need more details before then, please contact Kathy Siok at kathys5@cox.net or 401-885-1608.

CEUs and PDPs are available for participants. [Note that NEACT's divisional meetings continue the theme of the Summer Conference, in order to satisfy certification depth requirements.]

Scholarships are available, some for first-time attendees, and some for veterans.

Call 401.885.1608 or email Kathy Siok, kathys5@cox.net, conference chair, for details.
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The full conference program/brochure will be posted at the following web site as soon as available:
http://www.neact.org/sumconf.htm

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