Inspiring Students

Event Information

Event Venue: 
Dean College, Franklin, MA
Event Date: 
Sat, 03/01/2014

At the Southern Division Meeting, we are delighted to have local high school teachers and a local college professor as our speakers. We’ll hear proven ways to engage students in primary research even at the high school level, and even though we teachers are busier than ever. Then we’ll lighten things up with a look at the poetry driven chemistry classroom.

Ann Lambert, winner of the 2013 Theodore W. Richards Award for Excellence in Teaching Secondary School Chemistry and a 2013 finalist for MA Teacher of the Year, will speak to us about how she runs a successful research class and incorporates research opportunities into her other classes. Students performing original research? Sounds overwhelming, right? Ann  will make this
accessible to you. You’ll leave knowing how to get started. And how to keep it going.

Martin Berryman, winner of a 2013 Mass Insight Partners in Excellence Award and Mala Radhakrishnan, author of the acclaimed book of humorous, educational chemistry poetry, “Atomic Romances, Molecular Dances”, will discuss their collaboration, which incorporates poetry and guided inquiry learning into the high school chemistry curriculum. The speakers will share how
they’ve been able to blend these ideas into activities and lessons that make learning fun and durable. Beware! This talk will be interrupted periodically for poetry readings.
Program Schedule
8:30 Registration & Coffee
9:00 Ms. Ann Lambert:  Engaging Students in Primary Research
10:00 discussion time (coffee enabled)
10:30 Professor Mala Radhakrishnan and Mr. Martin Berryman:  Chemistry poetry as a catalyst for communicating complex concepts
11:45 NEACT business meeting
Plan to attend! Please RSVP to Shawn Kenner at by February 22, 2014


Location and Parking Information
The meeting will be held in the Campus Center, Room 204, of Dean College, in Franklin, MA. The address for Dean College is is 99 Main St. Franklin, MA 02038.
Park in the lot directly outside of the Campus Center. The Campus Center parking lot is adjacent to the Davis Thayer Elementary School located at 137 West Central Street. Once in the Campus Center look for signs pointing to Room 204, located on the 2nd floor.