ANOVA Science Education Corporation President to Present with New Mexico and Hawaii Teachers at NSTA National Conference on Science Education

Dr. Robert Landsman and teachers from New Mexico and Hawaii will team up to speak about inquiry-based STEM distance learning and teacher professional development at the 2012 National Conference on Science Education.

Pompton Plains, NJ -- March 21, 2012 -- ANOVA Science Education Corporation (ANOVA Science; announced today that Dr. Robert Landsman, its president, will team up with classroom teachers Jennifer Evans from New Mexico’s Central Consolidated School District’s Nizhoni Elementary School in Shiprock and Honolulu District’s Christine Kamimura from Kapalama Elementary School in Honolulu, HI, and State of Hawaii Resource Teacher Irene Kamimura, to speak at this year’s National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference on Science Education in Indianapolis, IN.

The presentations will feature student and teacher impact resulting from scientific inquiry-based distance learning using the Research Investigation Process (RIP®) critical thinking and instruction model and ANOVA Science’s 21st Century approach to teacher professional development (click here to view presentation titles, descriptions, locations, and times).

Irene Kamimura and Dr. Landsman will describe how the teaming up of teachers and a scientist implementing a scientific inquiry approach to professional development leads to highly successful instructional and learning outcomes. This talk, Effective Inquiry-Based Professional Development Leads to Successful Inquiry-Based Student Learning, is scheduled for Friday, March 30, 2012.

The second presentation, Bridging the Digital Divide with Virtual Inquiry, on Saturday, March 31, will feature Jennifer Evans and Christine Kamimura, together with Dr. Landsman, and describe the joint inquiry conducted by their Hawaii and New Mexico fourth grade students together in a virtual laboratory spanning thousands of miles. The investigation focused on crystals and volcanos in the two states and targeted earth science standards. (click here to watch the students morning greeting to each other in Navajo and Hawaiian.)

“ANOVA Science promotes opportunities for teachers to contribute to education as professional leaders in their fields by encouraging and supporting them to attend professional conferences and in the publishing of their work and experiences with inquiry-based instruction," states Dr. Landsman. “We are fully committed to supporting teachers and schools in STEM education and will contribute to the National Conference through the sharing of research-based best practices.”

RIP and RIP~ing Across the Miles are trademarks and service marks, and RIP is the registered trademark and registered service mark, of ANOVA Science Education Corporation, ANOVA Science Publishing, and Dr. Robert Landsman in the U.S. and/or other countries. ANOVA Science Education Corporation assists schools in implementing scientific research-based science education programs, providing students with critical thinking and decision-making tools for life-long learning skills that support economic growth and global competitiveness through high-quality, continuous, and data-driven teacher support in schools and classrooms throughout the USA. As sole distributor of products and services associated with the Research Investigation Process (RIP®) inquiry-based science education program for K-12 schools, the contribution of ANOVA Science's vision toward the nation's movement for science education reform has been recognized and is well received by national and state education organizations. ANOVA Science's activities and services include professional development workshops, seminars and projects; teacher coaching and mentoring; curriculum development addressing state and national standards; and publishing education materials available online at


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