Friday morning I had the pleasure of speaking at the opening session for the Florida Association of Science Teachers. Science teachers from around the state gathered at the Double Tree Hotel near Universal Studios to learn about the new state science benchmarks, attend workshops covering a multitude of topics and browse and talk with vendors filling the exhibit hall.
Prior to my speech three outstanding science educators were introduced and recognized as Presidential Award Winners for Mathematics and Science. An incredible accomplishment! It was my honor to start the morning off by acknowledging the wonderful changes taking place in science within Florida. What a great time to be a science educator! Thanks to those early birds who came out - believe me the place became packed as the workshops got underway.