Science Teachers' Association

Greetings  From  the  President's Desk

As we enter the longest, coldest, and most difficult time of the year to keep motivated for excellence in education, let me suggest a solution.  Come to the annual math and Science conference in Huron on the 7th and 8th of February.  We have over 70 sessions in most areas of math and science.  On the science side we have Kin Bley, a teacher from Green Bay Wisconsin, who will share with us an alternative method of evaluation in science.  She has worked with the Einstein Project in using "note booking" in science evaluation.  She will be doing sessions geared to elementary and secondary use of this type of evaluation.
Using physics in the classroom will be presented by Dr. David Willey, a professor at the University of Pittsburg.  He has appeared on the Jay Leno show and holds

note, Tom Barket will be leaving us this year and as past-president has the job of finding people to run for office.  We will be electing a new president in 2004 and if you are interested in serving, or know of someone who might be interested talk to Tom before he leaves for Kansas City.
I am looking forward to seeing many of you at the best professional development conference in South Dakota.

Ken Graupmann, SDSTA President

the world's record for fire walking.  These speakers plus the speakers from the math side and the great teachers from our own state will give all of you that attend many sessions to choose from.
    Also come with ideas for a summer meeting to replace the meeting at the SDEA conference.  This past October there were only six of us there to conduct the business of our organization.  I am thinking of an early August meeting were we could share information from the workshops ect. that members have attended during the summer.
Then we could end with a business meeting in keeping with our by-laws that require two yearly meeting.  All ideas are welcome, bring them to the meeting in Huron, or contact me here in Kadoka or in Huron. On another

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