Author Archives: Lauren Jonas, NSTA Assistant Executive Director

SciFri Dances, the Moon Mourns the #QueenOfSoul, and a Virtual Reality Check: Twitter Tales for Science Teachers

You can’t believe everything you see in social media, but when something’s popular on Twitter/Facebook/Snapchat, it’s sure to be something you can use to catch students’ attention. The stories that caught our eye this week run the gamut from wonderfully eye-catching to thought-provoking. Warning: SciFri dancing could lead to silly grins all day! Every Day […]

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#NSTA18 Atlanta: Day 1

Sketch notes from day one of the 2018 National Conference on Science Education

What a day! If your shoulders are not throbbing, bags not over-flowing, and brain not racing… you may have not been at the same conference as I was. I teach middle school Earth & Space Science and Environmental Science at an Independent school in Miami, Florida–Gulliver Schools. I still consider myself a newbie at NSTA […]

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#NSTA18 Atlanta: Tweet All About It!

The 2018 NSTA National Conference started with selfies, and quickly evolved into group shots!   Science selfies at the Alabama booth in the registration area! #NSTA18 — Cindy Willingham (@cwscience) March 15, 2018  > Let the fun begin! #NSTA18 — Bev DeVore-Wedding (@bdevore) March 15, 2018

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Here’s Why Elementary Science Teachers Will Love #NSTA18 Atlanta

NSTA is headed to Atlanta for our 2018 National Conference on Science Education, March 15-18, and we have incredible things in store for elementary teachers! The first thing you’ll want to put on your schedule is the Elementary Extravaganza on Friday, March 16. Here’s video from a recent extravaganza, and this year’s promises to be […]

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Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering Days: Immerse Yourself in Content at NSTA’s Area Conferences This Fall

NSTA’s fall area conferences on science education are right around the corner: Baltimore, October 5–7 Milwaukee, November 9–11 New Orleans, Nov. 30–Dec. 2 If you’ve ever attended, you know that you get up to 16 hours of credit for sessions in vital areas like STEM, literacy, 3D learning, education technology, and other great subjects. You probably also […]

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Focus on STEM at NSTA’s Baltimore Area Conference, October 5-7, 2017

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) take center stage at NSTA’s 2017 Area Conference on Science Education, in Baltimore, MD, October 5-7. General session speaker Freeman A. Hrabowski, president of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), will kick off the conference with “Holding Fast to Dreams: Creating a Culture of STEMSuccess,” on Thursday, October 5 9:15 AM […]

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10 NSTA Conference Sessions that Will Turn Your World Upside Down

Ready for something completely different? Ready to love science teaching even more? NSTA is headed to Los Angeles this month for our 2017 National Conference on Science Education, March 30-April 2. And what happens in LA won’t stay in LA. You’ll go home with a brand new perspective on your teaching. How does this happen? It […]

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Here’s Why Space Nerds Need to Be at #NSTA17 LA

We didn’t invent the term space nerds; we just invited the two most interesting people on the planet who are proud to own it to speak at NSTA’s 2017 National Conference in Los Angeles: March 30–April 2. 15 Early Birds Get to Dine With Andy Weir Our keynote speaker is Andy Weir, author of the New […]

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Embark on Your STEM Odyssey in LA at #NSTA17

Editor’s Note: This blog originally listed the wrong featured speaker for this strand. This spring, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) will feature a special strand “2017: A STEM Odyssey” at our 2017 National Conference on Science Education, in Los Angeles: March 30–April 2. Students’ science learning has changed dramatically from learning in the past. In […]

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Take 20 Percent Off the Top 20 NSTA Press Titles for 20 Days

Give yourself the gift of more time in the classroom when you combine science and literacy! Find a new teaching technique that revitalizes your classroom, or learn to ask the questions that unlocks students’ love of science. And from December 1 to 20, 2016, take 20% off our top 20 titles when you use promo […]

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