Cheri Hamilton presents at Teacher Resources Day


Spring 2010

On February 13, 2010, Cheri Hamilton joined over 25 area science educators presenting at Kansas City's annual ScienceWise Teacher Resources Day. Held at the University of Missouri Kansas City campus, the event was designed to expose area teachers to new and innovative ways of teaching science to young learners.

Hamilton, the K-12 Education Outreach Coordinator at CReSIS, was at the helm of her always-popular Glacier Goo table, and also provided hand-out materials to interested teachers. She said she was encouraged by seeing so many familiar faces, those of educators who had attended Teacher Resources Days in the past. This was her third year presenting at the event.

"Teachers from previous years were still wanting new ideas for their science classrooms," Hamilton said. "They also reported that they had used our Ice, Ice Baby activities with great success."

Along with Master Teachers presenting their science lessons, over 35 science-related organizations also came out to share opportunities available to schools and teachers. An estimated 130 teachers attended the event, many of whom were pre-service teachers from surrounding colleges, Hamilton said.

"They were all enthusiastic and thirsty for teaching ideas for their classrooms even in an economy that they may not be hired in," Hamilton explained. "Many hoped to be able to use the simpler Ice, Ice Baby activities when they were substituting for science classes."