Dr. Bill Robertson
Intimidated by inertia? Exasperated by acceleration? Puzzled by gravity? Muddled about how to teach speed? NSTA Press’s best selling author, Bill Robertson comes to the rescue!
Bill Robertson has been helping teachers develop a deeper understanding of scientific principles for years. He uses fun examples, easy-to-understand language, and accurate explanations to teach in a stress-free way. His trademark wit and irreverence help dispel long-held fears so you can grasp scientific concepts with confidence. Perfect for K–8 teachers, or anyone who just want to boost their science know-how.
Bill Robertson will be presenting his most requested “Force and Motion” workshop on Saturday March 3, 2012 from 9:00 to Noon in Duluth!
Bill draws on his many years of experience as a college physics instructor, cognitive science researcher, curriculum developer, science reviewer, and teacher workshop leader as inspiration for his informative but humorous approach to science.
Bill Robertson is a science education writer, teaches online math for the University of Phoenix, reviews and edits science materials, and conducts teacher in-service workshops at school districts around the country. Bill is a former college physics instructor who became involved in research in cognitive science and human learning. He has published articles on conceptual understanding in physics, constructivism, and the Learning Cycle. He began writing and conceptualizing K-8 science curriculum for Biological Sciences Curriculum Study in 1987.
After five years with BSCS, Bill performed the same duties with the US Space Foundation and then began working with the Wild Goose Company, helping schools incorporate Wild Goose materials, revising many of their teacher resources, helping conceptualize and write award-winning science kits, and performing teacher workshops across the country.
Bill is now an independent contractor and author of the NSTA Press best-selling series, Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It. He is a work-at-home dad who coaches his kids in soccer and basketball and keeps them home when they decide to be sick. Bill has a Master's degree in physics from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in science education from the University of Colorado.