Teaching as a True Profession

From Math for America, we welcome John Ewing (President) and Megan Roberts (Executive Director) to the show.  With a goal of making teaching a viable, rewarding and respected career, MƒA provides a mechanism that encourages professional STEM educators to engage in their subject matter while working in a collaborative and supportive environment.  In practice, MƒA’s fellowship program engages New York City teachers to engage in professional growth […]

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Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences for Educators

Making his fourth appearance with Lab Out Loud, we welcome Fred Ende back to the show. As the Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instructional Services for a cooperative educational service in New York, Fred regularly designs, takes part in, observes, evaluates, and delivers professional development.  Most recently, Fred has written a book on professional development entitled Professional Development That Sticks, […]

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Good Thinking! from Smithsonian Science Center [re-release]

NOTE: This is a re-release of episode 130 – one of our most popular episodes that we did in the summer of 2015.  Since they first released Good Thinking! last summer, The Smithsonian Science Education Center has been hard at work producing many more of these wonderful, short-format videos to support K-12 science educators. Listen to the episode for the first […]

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Good Thinking! from Smithsonian Science Education Center

  From the Smithsonian Science Education Center, we welcome Marjee Chmiel (Associate Director of Curriculum and Communications) and Jean Flanagan (Science Education Research Specialist) to showcase Good Thinking!  – a new animated series that explores topics in science, cognition, and pedagogy.  Using peer-reviewed research, Good Thinking! addresses common student misconceptions with short, animated episodes specifically geared towards science educators. Listen to the episode to find out more about Good […]

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Follow #NGSSChat on Twitter

Have you wanted to reach out to other science teachers with your questions about NGSS?  Our guests this week can help.  Using Twitter, Fred Ende and Tricia Shelton moderate #NGSSchat – an online forum to learn and share around the Next Generation Science Standards and great science teaching.  Listen to the show to find out how you can “lurk”, learn and […]

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Episode 88 – Making the Change From MSDS to SDS

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL88.mp3 To kick of the new year, we caught up with Dr. Ken Roy to discuss safety in the science classroom (and throughout the school).  Serving as the Safety Compliance Consultant for NSTA, Ken often writes about safety for the Science Teacher and for Science Scope.  Ken talks to us about OSHA’s recent adoption of the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals […]

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Episode 68 – Modeling Instruction in the Science Classroom

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL68.mp3 This week we talk with Mark Schober about using Modeling Instruction in the science classroom.  As president of the American Modeling Teacher’s Association, Mark shares with us a history of modeling, how it can be used in the classroom and that it is for more than just physics courses. Links Schober’s Physics: ModelingPhysics.org Contact Mark Schober Modeling Instruction in […]

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Episode 65 – Framing a New Vision for Science Education

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL65.mp3 Join us to kick off our 2011-2012 season by talking science standards with Jonathan Osborne from Stanford University.  As a committee member who helped draft the Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards released this summer, Osborne talks to us about science practices, crosscutting concepts and core ideas found within the framework. Preview from the Show: The intention of […]

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Episode 31 – The AMS Education Program

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL31.mp3   Our guest this week is Jim Brey, Director of the Education Program at the American Meteorological Society.  Jim talks to us about the AMS Education Program, which promotes the teaching of atmospheric, oceanographic, and hydrologic sciences through pre-college teacher training and instructional resource material development. Links: AMS Education Program DataStreme Atmosphere – Links to weather maps and other items […]

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Episode 10 – Boston Here we Come

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nstalol10.mp3 Get a preview of what’s in store for you at the 2008 National Conference on Science Education, as we chat with conference chair Joyce Croce. New to an NSTA Conference? Visit the NSTA Conferences Newcomer’s Page Attend the First-Timers Session: Thursday, March 27th 8:00-9:00, repeated on Thursday, March 27th 3:30-4:30 free Conference Links Boston Convention Center Conference Registration Hotel […]

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Episode 1 – Introductions and Gerry Wheeler

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nsta_lol1.mp3   Meet the hosts of NSTA’s Lab Out Loud podcast – Dale Basler and Brian Bartel. Later, we chat with NSTA Executive Director Gerry Wheeler, as he reflects on Sputnik and its impact on science education, the importance of science literacy and 21st century skills, and how NSTA is helping science teachers both young and old. WSST The Wisconsin […]

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