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Experiencing nature–educators make it happen for children and other teachers

Nature play and exploration varies in early childhood (broadly: infant to grade 3) programs and are subject to the local and state licensing regulations, a program’s choice of curriculum, the local environment and weather, and the support of the administration. A conference is an effective way to get a lot of science content knowledge about […]

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A love note to education conferences

In my suitcase I have a collapsible jug, tube, funnel, glitter, pebbles, foam hearts, sea shells, and empty plastic bottles—all part of the materials I need for a presentation at the 2017 ECSTEM conference (February 3-4), organized by The Children’s Center at Caltech, in collaboration with THINK Together. An education conference is a joyful place […]

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Positive environments: Early childhood education conferences

Two early childhood conferences I attended this month, a national conference and a local regional conference, were awash with sessions on science, STEM, and STEAM education. Although science education is my main focus, I enjoy attending conferences because in addition to the terrific learning experience, it always lifts my spirits. Something about large numbers of […]

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Explore the ways you can incorporate STEM into your classroom with these 8 #NSTA16 Minneapolis sessions

The upcoming NSTA Minneapolis conference, taking place October 27-29, is the place to be for teachers looking for ways to incorporate STEM in their classroom. STEM can be a powerful unifying theme across the curriculum and in many settings. STEM provides an opportunity for collaboration among teachers, disciplines, and schools, as well as postsecondary, informal […]

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Attend a conference, virtually

I remember the first time I attended a professional association conference when I was a child care provider beginning my career and was thrilled to be among so many educators who were passionate about improving themselves professionally. If you can’t attend a conference in person, a virtual conference may meet some of your needs for […]

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Should I present at a conference?

My colleagues and I recently attended an NSTA conference. On the way home as we discussed what we learned, they suggested I share some of the successful activities I do in the classroom, but I’m not sure that others would be interested. Plus, I’d be really nervous doing a presentation, and I’m not sure how […]

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Meeting with others about early childhood STEM education–at a conference, at the White House

The powerful learning that comes of getting together with others who are interested in the same topic can lead to action that increases opportunities for all children to engage in science and engineering explorations. Let’s not leave out using technology and mathematics since these areas of learning are so intertwined with the S and E […]

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Supercharge Your Elementary Science Program in 4 Days at #NSTA16 Nashville

Elementary science teachers will find an impressive array of Elementary programming at NSTA’s National Conference on Science Education, taking place in Nashville, March 31–April 3! Dive in on day one and learn more about engineering in the elementary classroom with Christine Cunningham’s Mary C. McCurdy Lecture: Integrate to Innovate: How Classroom Engineering Develops “Habits of […]

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8 Sessions at #NSTA16 Nashville That a Maker Can’t Miss

The maker movement will be strong at #NSTA16 this spring. At NSTA’s National Conference on Science Education, taking place in Nashville, March 31–April 3, DIY science teachers will be showing off their best strategies for getting students into building and learning from models, robots, and more. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dig […]

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Nine Ways Science Teachers Can Make the Most of #NSTA16 Nashville

As you make your plans for NSTA’s National Conference in Nashville, take a look at this diverse array of events and opportunities designed to enrich your experience. (If you haven’t registered for the conference yet, what are you waiting for? Here’s information on how to register.) NSTA’s conference offers many specialized opportunities for science educators. […]

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