EVENTS

Western Division Meeting

Event Information

Event Venue: 
Wilton High School, Wilton, CT
Event Date: 
Sat, 12/01/2012

The Western Division meeting, on Saturday, December 1st, will be held at Wilton High School (395 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT, 06897)--please note the updated location!   Registration will open at 9am, with refreshments.  The talk will start at 10am and conclude at 12noon. 
 
NEACT’s Western Division meetings are hoping to avoid ‘snow cancellations’ and have been moved to the first weekend in December, starting this year.
 
The topic of this upcoming Western Division Meeting is  “Modeling in Chemistry”. 
 
The two speakers, Patricia Rinaldi and James Lucey, both chemistry teachers at Wilton High School,  put on a high-energy, interactive  workshop discussing the ‘modeling’ approach to teaching chemistry.
 
Modeling, which started at Arizona State University, was originally aimed at physics teachers  but has now expanded to  chemistry teachers.   Modeling engages your students in a graphical problem-solving methodology while at the same time uncovering hidden misconceptions that they may hold about the topic.
 
 
 

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Directions

From the South: Take Merritt Pkwy (15) to RT 7 or RT 33, or I-95 to RT 7.
 
From the North: Take I-84 to Exit 3 (RT 7 – South).
 
Wilton High School (WHS) is located on the WEST side of RT 7, which is 4 lanes wide at that point.  WHS is approximately 1.5 miles (two traffic lights) north of Wilton Center. There are 2 traffic lights in front of the school. The southernmost light controls the entrance to the Wilton Y (East side). The northern light is at the entrance to WHS (West side); use the NORTHERN TRAFFIC LIGHT to enter the high school.
 
From New York City to Wilton: I-95 (Connecticut Turnpike) to Exit 15 OR Merritt Parkway to Exit 39B. Follow Route 7 North to end of expressway. Continue on Route 7 North for about 4 miles, past Wilton Center, until the intersection with Kristine Lilly Way (formerly School Road) on your left. Make left onto Kristine Lilly Way (formerly School Road) and make the next right turn (this will still be Kristine Lilly Way (formerly School Road)). Wilton High School is 1/4 mile ahead.
 
From New Haven to Wilton via The Merritt Parkway, Route 15: At Exit 41, turn left onto Route 33 North. Follow Route 33 North approximately 2.5 miles to intersection of Route 7. Continue on Route 7 and Route 33 North. Route 33 North will split off at a traffic light. Continue on Route 7 North until the intersection with Kristine Lilly Way (formerly School Road) on your left. Make left onto Kristine Lilly Way (formerly School Road) and make the next right turn (this will still be Kristine Lilly Way (formerly School Road)). Wilton High School is 1/4 mile ahead.
 
From New Haven to Wilton via I-95: Exit 17 (Westport). Turn left at bottom of the ramp onto Route 33 North. Follow Route 33 North to intersection with Route 7 North. Route 33 North will split off at a traffic light. Continue on Route 7 North until the intersection with Kristine Lilly Way (formerly School Road) on your left. Make left onto Kristine Lilly Way (formerly School Road) and make the next right turn (this will still be Kristine Lilly Way (formerly School Road)). Wilton High School is 1/4 mile ahead.
 
From Danbury to Wilton via I-84: Exit 3 from I-84. Head South on Routes 7. Travel approximately 15 miles from Danbury Airport South on Route 7. Continue on Route 7 South; you will see signs for Wilton High School on the right. Turn right at the traffic light.
 
PARKING:
Parking is limited. On the North side, there are visitor spots in the parking area next to the theater (access at the light on RT 7). On the South side, there are a few visitor spots in the Central Office lot (access from Catalpa Rd). Additional parking can be found south of the school (along the fields). The WHS Field House is located at the North end of the complex.