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School's out for summer! It's time to relax & reflect.
SF Science Teacher UNWIND
Thursday, June 20th 2013 at 7-9pm
3750 18th Street
San Francisco, CA
Get Together with Fellow SF Science Teachers
Hi, I'm Doug Peltz. I've taught science for the last six years, 4th - 8th grade. This time of year is always a pleasant mix of recovery & reflection. After I write the very last report card I'm excited to pick up books I've been wanting to read all year, try out some new chemistry experiments, and ...all those things I never had time for during the year.
The one thing I've never done a good job of is systematically reflecting on the year. Think about the lessons I learned. Share new ideas with other science teachers. Connect with colleagues outside of my own department.
I feel like we need an event where we all get together, unwind, and get back to the nuts-and-bolts of why we love our jobs. Trade tips that may help one another and play with science and effuse about it.
I recently moved up to SF and am eager to meet other local science teachers.
Play with science, vent, gloat, snack, and generally be merry.
I reached out to my friend Dan who runs the Mission Science Workshop. There is no better place for a bunch of science teachers to get together than the MSW space.
We'll be surrounded by Dan's pets, his collection of minerals, hundreds of bones, a few skeletons, and some hand-me-down Exploratorium exhibits. Part chemistry lab, part maker shed, part personal garage, the MSW space is a blast.
You're encouraged to bring something to show & tell if you like! I just got a canister of sulfur hexafluoride I've been meaning to play with so I'll bring that.
Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served (non-alcoholic, sorry).
Pubs are nearby in case afterwards anyone wants to continue the merriment while drinking beer.
Please RSVP below.
Who's hosting this?
Doug Peltz & Dan Sudran.
Doug is a recent transplant to SF. He just recently left his classroom teaching job after 6 years in SoCal. He is now working on collecting the visual evidence for every science concept, http://tacktile.org
Dan is the director & lead teacher at the Mission Science Workshop and president of the Community Science Workshop Network, which reaches underprivileged young people in SF, Fresno and the Salinas Valley. Here is a recent interview with him on PBS: http://youtu.be/YZ_7wEQnGNk
We promise it'll be worth your time. We're interesting guys!