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#NSTA14 Orlando: Highlights From the Hall

We’re just one short week away from the Orlando NSTA 2014 Area Conference on Science Education. We’ll be making ourselves at home at the Orange County Convention Center in sunny Orlando, Florida, November 6–8, 2014. We invite you to join us as we explore Science: Adventures into the Future. Conference strands will focus on elementary […]

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Building Partnerships and Collaborations at the #NSTA14 Area Conference on Science Education in Richmond

A recent Education Week blog post touts the importance of cultivating curiosity in children. Science teachers do that every day, and one of the things NSTA members frequently do is share their ideas about how to nurture curiosity—not just in their students, but in themselves. This year, attendees of NSTA’s 2014 Richmond Area Conference on […]

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Opportunities for learning and networking at NSTA conferences

I just returned from the NSTA area conference in Denver. As always and whenever they are, these conferences are wonderful learning opportunities for science teachers. Now that I’ve filled out the session evaluations and updated my transcript on the NSTA Learning Center, I have time to reflect on the opportunities I had to attend session […]

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NAEYC conference this week in Washington, DC. See you there!

Wednesday through Saturday I’ll be attending sessions at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). I love that the worlds of science teaching and early childhood teaching overlap! This is made very clear by the number of sessions about teaching science concepts and science practices. The NAEYC Early […]

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Uncovering Student Ideas in Science Workshops at NSTA’s Area Conferences This Fall

“Uncovering Student Ideas is highly recommended for teachers at every level; it contains a set of essential tools that cross discipline, grade, and ability levels. There’s no better way to guide your planning and decision-making process.” —from Juliana Texley’s review of Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Vol. 4 Are you looking for ways to transform […]

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Picture-Perfect Science Workshops at NSTA’s Area Conferences This Fall

Learn how to make elementary science instruction come alive in your classroom! Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry, the authors of the bestselling Picture-Perfect Science series, will be presenting preconference workshops at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) fall conferences to help you do just that. During the full-day workshop, you will participate in model lessons, […]

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Destination Atlanta, GA for professional development in November 2012

Atlanta, Georgia is the place to be this November for professional development opportunities at two conferences—the National Science Teachers Association’s area conference November 1-3, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s national conference November 7-10.

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NSTA conference—your first one?

Are you attending the NSTA conference in Indianapolis this spring?  At this point, you should be registering, making arrangements for lodging and transportation, and thinking about your lesson plans for the substitute (if you haven’t done so already). If this the first time you’ve attended the national conference, it can be overwhelming at first. Here […]

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Spring bird sightings bring reflection on conference sessions

Spring migration brings additional bird species back to their nesting range and in numbers that children can easily observe. There have been plenty of American Robins pulling up worms from the rain-soaked ground. And the children discovered a Robin’s nest in the shrubby tree on the playground, not under our noses but just above them. Your […]

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Scorpions, free materials, and more

One thing about attending a NSTA conference, you get to try local cuisine, as well as an occasional unusual treat. I just spoke to this teacher from Pittsburgh who told me he sampled a scorpion in the exhibit hall. The chef didn’t recommend any sauces so as not overwhelm the scorpion’s natural flavor. It also […]

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