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Resources from previous NSTA conferences

Have you revisited the sessions from previous NSTA conference to check out the resources posted by presenters? Begin with the 2017 Elementary Extravaganza that has 27 resources listed, both documents and webpages. It was held on Friday, March 31 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. My table had a parade of adults and children whipping […]

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STEM Certificate: The View from AAPT

For the last several months, the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) has been a partner with NSTA and other professional organizations discussing the implications of a STEM certificate. There are many challenges in this venture–not the least of which is the varying certification requirements across different states–but AAPT believes there are benefits as well. […]

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Is Quality PD the Goal of STEM Certification? Here’s What the AACT Has to Say

For anyone who isn’t yet familiar with The American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT), here’s a bit about who we are. We’re 4,500 members strong, though we’ve only been around for three years. Most of us are teachers, and some are other chemistry professionals. We all care deeply about chemistry education and recognize that teachers […]

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Answers to Your Questions About NSTA’s District Professional Learning Packages

Professional development at the district level is now available for science educators from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Based on new research about the ways students best learn science and how science is best taught, we have a cutting-edge toolkit of innovative professional learning offerings that we can bring to your school or district. […]

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What Goes Into STEM Certification? STEM Orgs Weigh In

What if you are an experienced science teacher but you have limited knowledge of engineering? Or you are an administrator looking for the most qualified person to fill a vacancy in your STEM lab? What if you are a preservice teacher and are interested in being certified in STEM? These are just a few of […]

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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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Build Your Middle Level STEM Repertoire This Summer at the 6th Annual STEM Forum & Expo

I want to personally invite as many middle level educators as possible to attend the 6th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA. This year’s roster of middle level sessions explores a wide array of STEM education professional development. NSTA is partnering with other top STEM organizations to bring you the best content:  American Association […]

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The 6th Annual STEM Forum & Expo is the Place to Be for Upper Elementary Educators

Any and all upper elementary educators looking to build their repertoire of STEM knowledge would benefit from attending the 6th Annual STEM Forum & Expo.  The Expo will be held in Kissimmee/Orlando, Florida from July 12-14. The event promises to meet the needs of educators just beginning their journey into the STEM world and those […]

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Early Childhood and Lower Elementary Teachers Need to Attend the 6th Annual STEM Forum & Expo

Come join us at the 6th Annual STEM Forum & Expo. It is the event where early childhood and lower elementary teachers need to be. It is a unique event where you will find a great deal of focused ideas on how to engage, nurture, and teach what our little ones are already so curious […]

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