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

17 Things You’d Only Hear if You Were at #NSTA15 in Kansas City Last Week






They come to conferences for intensive professional learning, nationally renowned speakers, and exhibit hall swag… but what science teachers really come to NSTA for are the moments you wouldn’t get anywhere else! #1 …today I lassoed a beetle #wcedchat #NSTA15 #carolinaredcarpet Today I lassoed a beetle and it pulled things.Who doesn’t like science again?? pic.twitter.com/fYJ33al24f […]

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Science & Engineering Sessions at NAEYC 2015






Science inquiry, engineering design, research-based practices, the NSTA position statement on Early Childhood Science Education, and the Next Generation Science Standards were all part of presentations I attended at the conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Presenters shared the science and engineering work done by the children in their programs, […]

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Educators enjoy the innovative booths at #NSTA15






Babafemi Ojo is a high school biology teacher. Yet his favorite booth at the National Science Teachers Association’s Philadelphia conference was the portable planetarium. “I could see kids getting in there and being amazed,” says Ojo, who teaches at Newark Tech Essex County Vocational School in Newark, New Jersey. “The kids would ask a lot […]

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Why attend a conference? What about workshops, PLCs, webinars, and conversations with colleagues as professional development?






To be a teacher means being a life-long learner, by disposition and by program and licensing requirement. Every day I learn a something new in my conversations with children (“My mommy has a baby in her tummy”), colleagues and online. Attending workshops, webinars, and conferences are other ways I keep learning and developing professionally. Professional […]

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Have a question about science teaching? #askNSTA






Bring your science teaching questions to the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) this Fall. At our area conferences on science education in Reno, Philadelphia, and Kansas City, visit us at the #askNSTA booth in the exhibit hall or see what others are asking via Twitter using #askNSTA. Who will answer? Real people! Below are common […]

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Revolutionizing Engineering for the Future: Featured Strand at NSTA’s 2015 Area Conference on Science Education in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 12–14






This November, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) will feature a special strand “Revolutionizing Engineering for the Future” at our 2015 Area Conference on Science Education, in Philadelphia, November 12-14. Engineers recognize and define problems posed around human needs and wants. They design solutions that apply disciplinary core ideas (physical, life, Earth/environmental, space, engineering, and […]

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#NSTA15 Area Conferences on Science Education: Bloggers Wanted






Planning to attend one of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) area conferences on science education this fall? If so, consider writing or making a video about your experience. What do you get out of it? Our gratitude, admiration from your peers, and an #NSTA15 conference tweetshirt!* The votes have been tallied and the winning […]

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Wendy Saul at #NSTA15 Kansas City: Curiosity Takes Center Stage






Dr. Wendy Saul has been a vital part of the science literacy community since 1985 when she co-authored Vital Connections: Children, Science and Book. Since then Saul has focused her attention on the relationship between science and language and how it can be better integrated in schools and libraries. NSTA members know her from the […]

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Chris Lehmann Talks Technology and Teaching Revolutionary Science in the Digital Age






“You stood in front of your community and said, ‘This is the scholar I have become. This is what I can do.’ And in doing so, you reminded all of us of what young people can do when given the freedom and the support to dream big.”–Chris Lehmann, Graduation Speech to the SLA Class of […]

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Creatively Engineering Future Resources: Featured Strand at #NSTA 2015 Area Conference on Science Education in Reno, Nevada, October 22-24






Pose for a groupie shot with your science teacher friends this fall and you just may find the inventor of the “camera on a chip” in the photo! Cell phone camera inventor and Dartmouth Engineering Professor Eric Fossum will be the featured speaker for a special strand “Creatively Engineering Future Resources” at the NSTA 2015 […]

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