“The Gov” to Participate in a National Town Hall Meeting at NSTA

Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell to Participate in National Town Hall Meeting on Science Education during NSTA Philadelphia Annual Conference

NSTA is pleased to announce that Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell will be part of the first ever Science Matters National Town Hall Meeting on Science Education on Friday, March 19 at the Millennium Hall in the Loews Hotel. At the National Town Hall—which is being co sponsored by NSTA and Intel– science educators, school administrators, and other invited guests will engage with Governor Rendell and other panel members about the state of science education and key initiatives that are helping teachers to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century.

In addition to Gov. Rendell, the panel will include Carlos Contreras, US Education Director, Intel Corporation (confirmed); and invited guests from the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.

Portions of the film Imagine IT: The Power of Imagination, a powerful documentary about connecting imagination and creativity with science and engineering in education, will be used throughout the event. Following the town hall meeting on Friday afternoon Intel and Science Matters will host a screening of the film Imagine IT for conference attendees. Discussion during the film and after will center on the importance of the ideas presented in the film and how teachers can use Imagine It in the classroom.

To register for the conference and attend the town hall, visit www.nsta.org/philadelphia.

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