Math and science conference set for October 14-17

Posted: Monday, August 24, 2009

JUNEAU - The Alaska Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Alaska Science Teachers Association will host the Alaska State Math and Science Conference Oct. 14-17 in Juneau.

In celebration of the National Science Foundation's Year of Astronomy, the event will start with a community presentation by Dr. Stephen Maran, author of "Astronomy for Dummies."

Other speakers include state Education Commissioner Larry LeDoux, Dr. Kenneth Wesson, a distinguished neuroscientist, on teaching with the brain in mind and Dr. David Gallo, an oceanographer from the Woods Hole Institute.

The session will be filled with breakout sessions appropriate for K-12 teachers.

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