The 2015 annual conference of the International Literacy Association (ILA) takes place July 18-20. Featuring general session speakers Shaquille O’Neal, Octavia Spencer, Shiza Shahid, and Stephen Peters, the conference organizers state: “Illiteracy is a solvable problem, and together, we can make a difference! Amplify your efforts by joining forces with us at ILA 2015 in St. Louis, where you’ll get information and inspiration to transform your students’ lives. “ The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) will be there to join this meaningful movement, resolved to end illiteracy.
NSTA’s position on Elementary School Science states “we support the notion that inquiry science must be a basic in the daily curriculum of every elementary school student at every grade level.” And we believe that science is a key component of a complete and rigorous curriculum for all students. Supported by our community of expert educators with a solid science education background and a passion for literacy, we’ve assembled a powerful resource collection that helps integrate science and literacy at the elementary level. Join us in St. Louis, Missouri, July 18-20 to learn more, and stop by our booth to share your ideas with us about the direction in which you see education going.
When you do visit us, whether onsite or online, we hope you will sample some of our resources:
- Professional journals, packed with science teaching techniques, lessons, and activities
- Classroom-tested tools for integrating science and literacy in elementary classrooms
- Formative assessment strategies that thousands of educators are using now
- Quick reference guides to NGSS implementation
- NSTAKids books… fun for kids, accurate science for teachers
Visit booth #524 onsite to learn more, and don’t miss these special events:
Saturday, July 18
11 a.m.–5 p.m. Meet NSTA Retiring President Juliana Texley
11 a.m.–12 p.m. Book signing by Picture Perfect Science authors Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry
1 p.m.–2 p.m. Book signing by Picture Perfect Science authors Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry
2 p.m.–4 p.m. Book signing by Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers author Jessica Fries-Gaither
Sunday, July 19
10 a.m.–12 p.m. Book signing by Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers author Jessica Fries-Gaither
4 p.m. Book Raffle! Complete Set (6) of the “Next Time You See” NSTA Kids book
Saturday, July 18
3 p.m.–5 p.m.
Session: Picture Perfect Science: Using Children’s Literature to Guide Inquiry
Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan
Monday, July 20
11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Session: Science as a Vehicle for Improving Literacy Skills
1 p.m.–2 p.m.
Session: Choosing and Using Great Science Trade Books
Juliana Texley and Suzanne Flynn
Can’t make it to the booth? Use promo code ILA15 online at the NSTA Science Store to receive the same 20% discount on all NSTA Press publications* that our members get—plus $5 off NSTA membership for yourself or a science teacher on your team!
*Offer good only on NSTA Press publications, from July 11–August 31, 2015, and cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.
The mission of NSTA is to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.