Lab Out Loud is a podcast and blog that discusses science news and science education with leading scientists, researchers, science writers and other important figures in the field.
Dale Basler was a teacher of science for the Appleton Area School District from 1998 to 2012 where he primarily taught physics and physical science. In the fall of 2012, Dale stepped away from teaching science to take on a new position as Technology Curriculum Integration Specialist for a portion of the Appleton Area School District’s K-8 schools.
Brian Bartel has been teaching biology and chemistry at Appleton West High School since 1999. In 2011, he has split his time at West High School between teaching science and serving as the Technology Curriculum Integration Specialist for his school.
Since 2001, Dale has also been serving as webmaster for his state’s science teacher organization, the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (WSST). In 2004, Dale was elected President-Elect of WSST and served for four years on the WSST Board of Directors. For two of those years, Dale served as President of WSST. In 2001, Brian joined Dale in the Publications’ Committee of WSST by serving as the newsletter editor for WSST. Brian was elected as the President of WSST in 2007 and served for four years on the WSST Board of Directors.
In June of 2006, Dale and Brian started Periodicity, the podcast of the WSST. Together they produced 52 episodes that discussed topics in science news and science education by interviewing key leaders in science. As co-host, Dale has received both local and national recognition for his interviews.
Dale is also an independent consultant and web page designer who specializes in work for institutions and organizations in education.