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Marcia Bengry Alessi
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Which best describes your position?
Classroom Teacher (preK-12)
What discipline(s) do you teach?
I need help with
Assessment/Testing, Managing labs (including safety), Standards
I can help with
Gifted and talented, Instructional strategies, Integrating technology

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At 4:30pm on August 15, 2010, Karolee Smiley said…
HI Marcia

The CSTA conference is coming up soon! Are you planning on going? I'll be there!

I am hoping to connect with some of my fellow MSP2 science teachers. Its always neat to put a real face with a name.

I love conferences like this. They are a great place to get inspired, find new lessons and resources, and network with peers. Unfortunately, not all of us have the resources to go. Time and money are obstacles we all need to deal with. Plus, most conferences are only offered once a year and we often need the connections, inspiration and resources throughout the year.

That is one of the benefits of online collaboration. You can connect when you have the time and don't have to worry about the cost to get there.

I am planning on sharing with the rest of MSP2 some of the great things I learn at the CSTA conference. If you go, maybe you can help me. And if you can't go, maybe will be able to find some good tidbits that I am able to bring back.

I hope you'll be there, but if not, I'll see you online.


(Sacramento Science Teacher)
At 12:26pm on August 3, 2010, Mary Henton said…
Hello, Marcia,

Since Kim has given you a "tour," I'll simply say, "Hi, glad to have you on board."

At 11:45am on August 2, 2010, Kim Lightle said…
Marcia - I see you are friends with Todd and Steve - both are really wonderful people and doing great things with technology. How are you connected to them? Kim
At 11:11am on August 2, 2010, Kim Lightle said…
Hi Marcia - Welcome aboard! I wanted to tell you a little about MSP2 - we are using this NING network as a place where educators can connect with each other (through answers to profile questions and the advanced Members search) and also as a way to connect educators with exemplary resources and professional development opportunities.

If you look on the Main page - you'll see MSP2 resources in the upper left hand box - we have resource guides where we have sifted and sorted and contextualized resources on topics important to middle school math and science teachers, an archive of all of our past webinars, the ability to search the MSP2 collection, and pages of teacher and student opportunities and grants. Our newest resource guide is about Teaching With Trade Books and includes lessons for science AND math classes.

We have on the right side of the page our two project blogs - Resources for Math and Science and Connecting News. We also RSS feed the Free Technology for Teachers, Teach Engineering, and Science and Technology NYT blog feeds.

We've chosen our next book club selection - we'll meet online August 11 at 7pm to discuss Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out - hope you'll join us. Click here for more information.

Please don't hesitate to post a question or comment. We are always looking for feedback and new ideas for PD opportunities and people who would like to present. So glad you joined - Kim

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