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Northeast Association for Science Teacher Education (NE-ASTE)

Four Tarrytown School District science teachers Leana Peltier, Chris Adamo, Michele Zielinski, and Elyse Blueglass presented a workshop to education researchers, scholars, administrators, and pre-service and in-service teachers at the annual Northeast Association for Science Teacher Education (NE-ASTE) held October 10th-12th at the University of Vermont. 

The workshop titled, “Bringing Teachers Together in a New Space: Elementary and secondary teachers inquiry together about science” was grounded in a science activity that allowed the participants to create an amplifier for their smartphones and then deconstruct the activity through the lens of the Science and Engineering Practices set forth in the Next Generation Science Standards. The participants then discussed how this activity could be adjusted for the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Ms. Adamo and Ms. Zielinski from Sleepy Hollow High School, and Ms. Bluegrass from John Paulding, concluded the hour by sharing their personal narratives that highlighted the impact of this K-12 Science Professional Learning Community on their practice, beliefs about science teaching and learning, and their students.