AAAS Science Textbook Conference Series
Three conferences sponsored by AAAS Project 2061 were held in recent years to focus on improving science textbooks and curriculum. Scientists, teachers, researchers, curriculum developers, textbook authors and publishers, and others who joined these meetings addressed issues and policies that affect the quality of materials used in the instruction and assessment of students, as well as those related to the professional development of teachers. The conferences were held at the AAAS offices in Washington, D.C.

Conference attendees produced reports, papers, and presentations, which are available through the Web site links below. Interpretations and conclusions in these reports are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the AAAS or those of the conference funders, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

First Textbook Conference – February 27-March 2, 2001

Theme:  Developing Textbooks That Promote Science Literacy

Second Textbook Conference – October 17-19, 2001 

Theme:  Improving Science Textbooks through Research and Development

Third Textbook Conference – May 15-17, 2002
Theme:  Policy & Student Learning: What Textbooks, Assessment, and Professional Development Can Contribute

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation generously provided support for the AAAS Project 2061 Textbook Conference Series.