"Yes, I did pick up some of the free swag they were giving away to use as prizes back home! I actually came to Baltimore with one suitcase (carry-on size) imbedded within another larger one, and left with the second suitcase full of free stuff!
"I was at the Dinah Zike Foldables session this morning at 8:30 (I facilitated as well, which is easy and fun to do!) and it was absolutely fantastic!!!! I've been to so many sessions and conferences, PD development seminars, etc., but this was…"
"I stopped my the Maryland PBS booth at the exhibit, and they told me about a great site that they are responisble for, called Thinkport. It has great resources for every subject area, and even has some interactive role playing games that students…"
Hi Martina - 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 guides are Teaching With Trade Books which includes lessons for science AND math classes and Science Misconceptions.
The MSP2 bookclub is reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - we'll meet online October 19 at 7pm - hope you'll join us.
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. Don't know if you thought about going to the National Middle School Association annual meeting, but we are also giving away free registrations to the meeting in Baltimore November 4-6. Click here for more information.