I want to #BeLikeBen

So it has been awhile since I blogged. I always want to make it meaningful…

THURSDAY 11/12/15



This is my first NSTA Regional Convention! I’ve been to a few National Conventions but this is my first Regional. AND I’M HERE DOING TWO PRESENTATIONS.

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I am meeting so many wonderful people. So many positive people in the field. I miss my students but  will have so much to share with them.

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The first presentation started out as one of those, it was a good idea at the time. I haven’t done my second presentation yet, so we will see if that is the same…


I presented This Efficient House. It is a modified version of the shoebox project. I wanted to do a hands on presentation but I knew it was hard to bring shoeboxes to modify. The bad news was I only had an hour. The other bad news was it was raining. And the next bad news was I had 5 boxes to move about a mile, across a street, up two different elevators… by myself. I did it though.

The presentation was great. The teachers loved it. Of course all my project based learning lessons go back to my zero-g trip. Great PD, life changing. Why it became important to do real science…. everything goes back to that. I can only give my teachers in my class a small portion of that experience. I wish I had more time.

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About Hillyer

I'm a passionate 7th grade science teacher looking to inspire others.
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