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An Interview with Dr. Kathy Perkins on the Social Innovation Conversations Channel

Listen to our Director, Dr. Kathy Perkins, speak with host Sheela Sethuraman on Social Innovation Conversations. Social Innovations Conversations is part of The Center for Social Innovations, a department at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, that educates leaders to solve the world’s toughest social and environmental issues.


Oct 11


PhET on Colorado Public Radio

Did you get to listen to PhET on Colorado Public Radio today? If not, listen to how PhET is used in a Colorado Classroom at|Science_in_Colorado_Classrooms_Big_Bang_or_Black_Hole_Part_1_Build_An_Atom


Oct 4


Learning Through Simulations Webinar

On Sept. 17th, Trish Loeblein, PhET K-12 Specialist, participated in a webinar, Learning Through Simulations, that discussed how simulations are used in industry and government, and how schools can use simulations to develop “better employees”. On the CoLearning Network page, scroll down to Previous Webinars to:

9-17-12: Learning Through Simulations
Mike Vaughan, whose company designs complex, extended simulations for companies and organizations, discusses the power of simulations to support “value-skills” learning (decision-making, solving complex problems, and collaboration) through safely real experiences that enable learners to think creatively, collaboratively, and critically.


Oct 3


Attend a PhET Workshop in Westminster, CO on October 19th

PhET K-12 Specialist, Trish Loeblein, along with PhET chemists Julia Chamberlain and Emily Moore, will be holding a workshop at the Rocky Mountain Regional ACS Meeting High School Program. The workshop for high school chemistry teachers will be at the Westin on Friday, October 19th from 10 AM to 12 PM. Registration and information is at .

Using PhET Simulations for High School Chemistry: Free research-based resources on the web

PhET has developed 38 simulations (sims) in chemistry, free at PhET sims provide interactive environments for students to learn through scientist-like exploration, making the invisible visible and emphasizing connections between real life phenomena and the underlying science. Participants will discuss how to use PhET chemistry sims to enhance student learning and engagement, and will learn where to find hundreds of editable activities online to use with sims in all science disciplines.


Sep 27


Come See Us at VSS in New Orleans, Oct. 21-24

See you at VSS 2012 in New Orleans, LA, October 21-24, 2012. Stop by our booth.


Sep 21


Come See Us at BCCE 2012 July 29th-Aug. 2

See you at Biennial Conference on Chemical Education 2012 in University Park, PA July 29-August 2nd. We are sharing space with our sponsor, Carolina Biological, at Booths 18 & 19.

Thank you Carolina Biological!


Jul 23


Free Course on How to Integrate PhET Sims in Science and Math Courses: July 9-29

Teachers, join us for a free online course at Peer-to-Peer University.

Course Description: PhET simulations are designed to provide an open exploratory environment. They can be used in many different educational settings, including lecture, individual or small group inquiry activities, homework, online courses, and labs. This flexibility makes the sims easy to integrate into courses, allowing teachers to choose the simulation and then tailor their use of the simulation to address the most important learning goals for their students. In this three week course, you will learn about how the sims are designed, some best practices for use, and explore/create lessons you can use with your students.”


Jul 5


Come See Us at ISTE in San Diego, June 24-27th

ISTE 2012

We’re going to be at ISTE 2012 in San Diego, CA June 24-27th. Come by our Booth #5949.


Jun 14


Don’t Forget: Workshop on Using PhET in HS Chemistry on June 7th in Centennial, CO

On Thursday, June 7th from 9-12:30 PM, Trish Loeblein, PhET K-12 Specialist and Evergreen High School physics & chemistry teacher, along with a chemistry post-doc from PhET will be holding a workshop at the Instructional Support Facility (ISF) for the Cherry Creek School District in Centennial, CO on how to incorporate PhET into your high school chemistry class.

Space is limited. Please contact Mary Bartholomew at to register for the workshop.

Cost: $10 (pay at door)

Location Details:
Instructional Support Facility (ISF)
Cherry Creek School District
5416 S. Riviera Way
Centennial, CO 80015


Apr 30


PhET Webinar on Tuesday, April 24th at 3:45 PM PDT

Teachers, join us for a free introductory webinar on how to use PhET.

The presentation will be about 35 minutes with some time for questions. Sponsored by Oregon Virtual School District, the webinar is free and open to everyone.

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Time: 3:45 pm, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 928 566 534

To join the online meeting:
1. Go to
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. This meeting does not require a password.
4. Click “Join”.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link:

To join the audio conference only:
To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the meeting, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
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Apr 18