Author Archives: Carole Hayward

Why Attend? | #NSTA18 in Charlotte, North Carolina

Known as the “Queen City,” Charlotte, North Carolina, is the third-fastest-growing major city in the United States. It is easy to understand what makes the city so popular thanks to its bustling and diverse restaurant and art scene, fabulous weather, and friendly people. That’s why NSTA is excited to host the NSTA Area Conference on […]

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NSTA’s 2018 National Harbor Conference: Personalize Your Schedule Based on Content Area

Happening right outside the nation’s capital, NSTA’s 2018 National Harbor conference on science education will take place November 15–17. If you’ve ever attended, you know that the best thing about the conference is that there is so much to choose from—and you also know that’s the most challenging thing about attending an NSTA conference—so what […]

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Sequencing Matters: How to Promote Long-Lasting Understanding of Physical Science for Middle Schoolers

Beginner, as well as veteran, middle school science educators will find what they need to reimagine the teaching of physical science in Patrick Brown’s new NSTA Press book Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 6-8: Structuring Lessons With the NGSS in Mind. The book guides its readers on how to make simple shifts in the way they […]

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NSTA’s E-mail List Server: A Gold Mine of Help at Your Fingertips

One of the most popular and accessible ways for members to get quick professional development advice and stay abreast of education trends is through the free NSTA’s E-Mail List Server. Through the list server, thousands of NSTA members from teachers to administrators are able to reach out virtually for help from fellow members. Discussion topics […]

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Simple Ways to Make the Best Schedule for Your Grade Level at #NSTA18 Charlotte

NSTA’s 2018 Charlotte conference on science education is right around the corner (November 29–December 1). If you’ve ever attended, you know that you get up to 13 hours of credit for sessions in vital areas like STEM, literacy, and 3D learning. You probably also know that exhibitors like Astrocamp Virginia; Carolina Biological Supply Co.; the […]

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How to Use the Power of Assessing in Your Classroom

Authors Lisa M. Nyberg and Julie V. McGough have done it again. Dedicated to “all learners who seek answers and love learning,” their latest offering, The Power of Assessing: Guiding Powerful Practices, is another gem in the NSTA Press Powerful Practices series.* And it doesn’t hurt that the images inside are so eye-catching you may […]

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How a Dog’s Paws Support K-5 In-the-Moment Assessment

What special features of plants and animals can inspire solutions to human problems? That’s the driving question behind Jennifer Evans and Laura Chambless’s new eBook, “What Makes Them Special,” which provides K-5 students the engaging, highly interactive opportunity to be scientists and engineers while learning about structures and functions of animals and plants that live […]

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Five Reasons Why You Should Attend the NSTA Area Conference in National Harbor

In less than a month, science educators will convene for the NSTA Area Conference on Science Education in National Harbor, Maryland. NSTA conferences are packed with opportunities to network, learn new ideas, share your own ideas, and gather valuable resources for you and your department. The conference in National Harbor is no exception. If you […]

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Reading Nature: Evidence-Based Texts Inspire and Bring Context Into the Biology Classroom

Dedicated to “all those who wonder about the world around them,” Matthew Kloser and Sophia Grathwol’s new book Reading Nature: Engaging Biology Students With Evidence From the Living World uses quality research (from sources like the Journal of Animal Ecology and Nature) to give teachers a way to focus on core science ideas and get […]

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Three Ways to Be an NSTA Volunteer

Volunteering is often considered a valuable asset on a resume or CV for almost any profession, including educators. Professionals of any age can develop new skills, expand professional networks, and open doors to opportunities for career growth through volunteering. Get involved in shaping the future of NSTA by participating in one of the following three […]

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