SCBWI (the children's writers organization) is having a booth at the Decatur Book Festival! If you are looking for some kid-centered activities, check out our offerings at booth #405. I will be unveiling Cat Science Unleashed: fun activities to do with your feline friend (releasing August 27!), so come by Saturday at 3:20 for some … Continue reading Decatur Book Festival
I’m so excited for this year's Georgia Science Teacher's Association (GSTA) Conference, kicking off tomorrow in Columbus, Georgia. I will be busy on Friday. Catch me at any of these sessions, or let me know if you'd like to meet up!
(With apologies to Judy Garland) The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) will have its annual conference in St. Louis, MO from April 11 to 14. Of course, the national conference is always a fantastic experience. This year, a whole slew of children’s science writers are going to converge on the conference and have a special … Continue reading Meet Me in St. Louis
Many thanks to Jed Doherty for having me on his podcast “Reading with Your Kids.” We talked about my latest book Dog Science Unleashed and some of the fun activities you can do with your dog, all in the name of science! Catch the podcast at http://traffic.libsyn.com/readingwithyourkids/Jodi_Wheeler_Toppen.mp3
I had a real treat today at Springdale Park Elementary School. I did science writing workshops with their fourth graders (with such a warm welcome, thanks to Ms. Neal and Ms. Steigerwalt!). In between, I got to sit in on a class as they worked on writing books about the Westward Expansion. Katie Steigerwalt is … Continue reading Great Visit at Springdale Park Elementary
Today is the official publication date for Dog Science Unleashed: fun activities to do with your canine companion. Let me take this opportunity to invite any and all to my book launch party on September 8 at CityDog Market (Brookhaven). I have all kinds of cool experiments and activities planned. Hope to see you there!
The national meeting of the National Science Teachers Association is in Atlanta this year (we’ve had a regional meeting before, but not the national). This is an outstanding opportunity for science teachers. Save yourself 30 bucks and register by February 9. That's THIS FRIDAY! If you’re coming, I’d love to see you! I’m presenting on … Continue reading Countdown to the NSTA Early Bird Deadline
I had a great day of staff development yesterday in Henry County, and some of my participants graciously agreed to be "hand models" for some activity photos that I needed. Thank you all! You did a lovely job! On a side note: the bottom picture shows the participant using an Aardvark brand paper straw. Aardvark … Continue reading Give ’em a hand
From March 15-18, 2018, Atlanta will have the honor to host the national NSTA convention. It will be huge and fun and chock-full of great content. For those of us who live near Atlanta, this is a rare opportunity to have the biggest science teaching convention right in our backyard. Lots of Georgia educators are … Continue reading NSTA National Convention in Atlanta!
I'll be presenting tonight and tomorrow at the Tennessee Association of School Librarians. If you're coming to The Novel Conversation event tonight, I look forward to meeting you. Likewise, I can't wait to share "Curiosity Meets the Printed Page" tomorrow at 4!