Page Keeley

Past President, NSTA; Author of 16+ books (Uncovering Student Ideas series, science formative assessment, and the NSF-funded Curriculum Topic Study series. PI of 2 NSF projects: Northern New England Co-Mentoring Network (NNECN), Curriculum Topic Study, and PRISMS- Phenomena and Representations for Instruction of Science in Middle Schools; 1992 Presidential Awardee; 1993 Milken Distinguished Educator; 2009- NSDC Susan Loucks-Horsley Award for Leadership in Professional Development, former middle school teacher; former biology teacher (and girls field hockey coach!); former research assistant in immunogenetics at the Jackson Laboratory; in my non-science time I do fiber art, photography, cooking, and maintaining a food blog at




Maine Math and Science Alliance

Recent Posts by Page

Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:30 PM in In Memory of Dick Konicek-Moran, An Icon in Science Education
Dear Elementary Teachers, Saturday I said goodbye to my friend, co-author, mentor, muse, and inspiration, Dr. Richard Konicek-Moran. Dick passed away the next day after a sudden medical struggle. You may know Dick as the author of the elementary series, EveryDay Science Mysteries and the NSTA Kids Books- From Flower to Fruit, and Beaks of Birds and the book we authored together, Teaching Scien...

Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:08 AM in Building a Repertoire of Formative Assessment Classroom Techniques (FACTs)
Building a repertoire of formative assessment classroom techniques (FACTs) linked to specific purposes for connection assessment, instruction, and learning, is an ongoing process. Which of these 164 FACTs do you find to be especially useful in providing insight into your students' thinking and helping you make better instructional decisions? Are there techniques you use that are not on this list ...

Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:28 PM in K-16 Summer PD STEM Expedition to Panama with NSTA Past President, Page Keeley
[color=#575655][size=2][font='Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif]Fellow STEM Educators and NSTA Members,[/font][/size][/color] [color=#575655][size=2][font='Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif]You are invited to join me and my co-leader Joyce Tugel along with other NSTA members for another exciting summer STEM Expedition for K-16 teachers, STEM and science spe...

Recent Reviews by Page

Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:01 PM
5 Uncovering Children's Ideas about Fruits!
This is an excellent book for "uncovering" and addressing children's (and adults') ideas about fruits and flowers. The book clearly addresses a very common misconception about what a fruit is by contrasting the every day, colloquial definition of a fruit, with the scientific definition of a fruit. It is also a terrific resource to use with the the NGSS to develop understanding of disciplinary core ideas related to structure and function (LS1.A) and the growth and development of organisms (LS1.B).Written in Konicek-Moran's characteristic style, it is engaging, highly thought provoking, and scientifically accurate. I was so enthralled with this book that I followed up by writing two formative assessment probes about flowers and fruits to use in the Uncovering Student Ideas about Life Science collection!So glad to be able to share this book as an example of a trade book to support the scientific practice of obtaining information!

Recent Public Collections by Page

Formative Assessment

10 Resources

Collection of formative assessment tools and resources

Uncovering Student Ideas Web Site
Type: User uploaded resource

Type: User uploaded resource