Category Archives: Conferences

What happens, has happened, and will happen at NSTA conferences on science education. Click on a headline to read the entire post.

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






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 a STEM environment, students’ understanding of the world around them is facilitated through […]

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#NSTA16 Columbus: Prizes for Everyone






Science teachers from all over the world came to #NSTA16 Columbus to become a champion of science! They heard from amazing speakers like science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez and gained knowledge that they will share with their colleagues and use in the classroom back at home. They also left the exhibit hall with a wealth of […]

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7 Ways to Get Funding to Attend an NSTA Conference






If you’ve ever been to an NSTA conference, you know you go home SO pumped up by what you saw and learned there that you want desperately to go the NSTA National Conference and/or the 6th Annual STEM Forum & Expo! Unfortunately, you know there is no way that you can afford it, and you doubt […]

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#NSTA16 Portland: Come and Get Your Swag!






At NSTA’s Portland conference today at the membership booth, we’re giving away tickets to our LA conference next spring, tweet shirts (while supplies last), and gift cards. And that’s what you can win before you even step into the exhibit hall. Below is a sampling curated from Twitter of what our exhibitors are giving away […]

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Tackling Scientific Problems and Pitching Engineering Solutions at #NSTA16 Columbus






This December, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) will feature a special strand “Tackling Scientific Problems and Pitching Engineering Solutions” at our 2016 Area Conference on Science Education, in Columbus, Ohio, December 3-5. We need this strand, because the challenges facing society are both complex and interdisciplinary. Issues like water availability/quality, climate change, renewable energies, food shortages, […]

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Only at NSTA Minneapolis: #ToysForNerds






“Uh oh, someone hold me back #toysfornerds #ONLYatNSTA.” @SaraKDM sums up the joy of the thousands of science teachers who came together at NSTA’s area conference on science education in Minneapolis to do the things they rarely get a chance to do anywhere else: Be the learner, test out new tech and toys, focus on […]

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NSTA Conference First Timers’ Twitter Chat






So you’re coming to Minneapolis and it’s your first NSTA conference!  Where do you start?  Can you do anything prior to the conference to get ready and hit the road running?  I have the answers to these questions, and I invite you to ask me anything else you want to know about the conference.  On Tuesday, […]

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The NSTA (UN)conference: Coming This Fall






Leave the lecture hall behind and join us for NSTA’s first un-conference experience, taking place in Minneapolis this October 27-29, and Portland, November 10-12! What should you expect at this un-conference? Taking place during the first two NSTA fall conferences on science education, this will give you the opportunity to continue the conversation, not the […]

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7 Sessions for Connecting Elementary Science + Literacy






The upcoming NSTA Minneapolis conference, taking place October 27-29, will have a number of sessions dedicated to celebrating elementary science and literacy connections. Children are born investigators. Science is an engaging way to develop students’ skills in thinking creatively, expressing themselves, and investigating their world. Reading, writing, and speaking are inspired through science experiences. Educators […]

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