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Middle School Science Teachers Making a Difference at NSTA






As head of the middle level division at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), one of my goals is to communicate more with middle level science teachers. So, we’re launching a blog, which I hope will enable even more grade 5-8 teachers to contribute to and learn from NSTA. The refined focus at this level […]

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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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NSTA President Carolyn Hayes Welcomes NSTA’s New Committee, Advisory Board, and Panel Members






On behalf of the leadership of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), NSTA staff, and NSTA members, I would like to welcome and thank the NSTA members listed below, who are newly serving on our Standing Committees, Advisory Boards, and Panels; their terms of appointment began on June 1, 2015, and they’ve already begun doing […]

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NSTA Web Seminars Bring the Experts to You






NSTA knows not all teachers can travel, which is why our online programs bring NSTA experts and faculty directly to you. NSTA Web Seminars are free, live professional learning experiences that allow participants to interact with nationally acclaimed experts, NSTA Press authors, and scientists, engineers, and education specialists from NSTA partner organizations. Free interactive online […]

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The Best Way to Answer Kids’ Questions, and Other Things I Learned at #NSTA14 Richmond






When you bring a bunch of science teachers together, the most amazing, surprising connections are made. Last week in Richmond, Virginia, thousands of science educators gathered to talk about informal science, reach for the stars, and make connections that solidly ground them in professional learning communities that will keep them as energized throughout the year […]

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Using Your NSTA Social Media Dashboard for Connected Educator Month






October is Connected Educator Month (CEM), and NSTA supports the goals of not only getting more educators connected through social media, but also elevating those connections to develop personal learning networks. Originally developed by the U.S. Department of Education, CEM offers highly distributed, diverse, and engaging activities to educators at all levels. CEM programs include […]

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NSTA’s E-mail List Server: A Gold Mine of Help at Your Fingertips






As the rush of back-to-school finally dwindles, teachers of all levels now face day-to-day classroom management, assessments, and ongoing professional development. In addition to upcoming in-person conferences, NSTA Members from teachers to administrators need ways to reach out virtually for help from fellow members. One of the most popular and accessible ways for members to […]

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Five Essential Topics in the Journal of College Science Teaching






Thousands of college freshmen have chosen their first-year science courses based on knowledge and experience from their K-12 years. College professors and instructors can use the award-winning Journal of College Science Teaching (JCST) to better ensure lectures, labs, and online instruction continue to inspire and promote science education. JCST is a bimonthly peer-reviewed journal for […]

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Where Can I Find Inspiration for New Lesson Plans?






NSTA member Todd Hoover, who now teaches preservice science teachers, began his career as an elementary and middle-level science teacher. When starting out, he didn’t know about NSTA. “One of my biggest regrets is that I didn’t become a member sooner,” he says. “I wish that I had joined NSTA when I was teaching K–12 […]

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How Can NSTA Help Me Meet the Needs of ALL Students?






Before NSTA member Kelly O’Connor became a seventh- and eighth-grade science teacher, she spent 17 years in an emergency room as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). The skills she cultivated as an EMT have transferred nicely to the middle school classroom, allowing her to provide a “real-world” perspective to the science concepts she teaches. To […]

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