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Reflecting on the NSTA National Conference Middle School Share-a-thon

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OK, I admit it. I’m crazy. Standing in the registration area at 6:45 IN THE MORNING (!) at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Nashville, I was handing out postcards (OK, it was more like hawking at a sporting event) advertising the National Middle Level Science Teachers Association’s “Meet Me in The Middle Day” on Saturday. […]

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Here’s Why You Should Attend the 2016 STEM Forum and Expo

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As Chair of the 5th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, I invite STEM educators to join me and NSTA in Denver, Colorado from July 27-29, 2016, for a unique PD event that brings together many of the top STEM organizations and makes the teaching of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) a priority in today’s […]

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#NSTA16 Nashville | Do Not Try This at Home!






Big Bird, @BillNye and Flamingos… No it’s not a crazy dream, it’s #NSTA16— @eckzoo April 3, 2016 If you weren’t in Nashville last week for the 2016 National Conference on Science Education, you didn’t have to dodge asteroids being shot at innocent science teachers by BILL NYE! It was quite the week, and you can […]

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NSTA’s K-12 April 2016 Science Education Journals Online

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Want your elementary students to think, read, and write like scientists? Want to take advantage of the emergence of tablets in the classroom? Wondering how you can teach science to a classroom full of students with different backgrounds and socioeconomic status’s? The April K–12 journals from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have the answers […]

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NSTA on the International Scene






With the upcoming Global Conversations in Science Education at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in the Omni Hotel, I am looking forward to reconnecting with the leaders of the Association of Science Education (ASE). I was fortunate to represent NSTA at the ASE Annual Conference held in January at […]

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NSTA Legislative Update on FY2017 Funding, ESSA and More

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There has been a lot of activity on Capitol Hill with FY2017 appropriations, the new federal education law ESSA, and at the Department of Education. The Race is on for FY2017 Appropriations It’s not clear where and if the political winds will be blowing (and if they will knock out the regular appropriations process for […]

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What Can Science Teachers Learn about Special Needs at the #NSTA16 Nashville Conference?






Heading to NSTA’s National Conference on Science Education in Nashville, March 31–April 3? Are you looking for proven techniques to help ALL students be more successful in your science classroom? Check out these conference offerings that will help enhance the “bag of tricks” you bring to your inclusive science classroom.

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Outstanding Co-Teaching Practices for Science Teachers

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Approximately 70% of students with disabilities in Virginia are spending 80% of their instructional day in the general education classroom. The most frequently used service delivery model is co-teaching. In the fall of 2014, the Virginia Department of Education launched their Excellence in Co-Teaching Initiative. The goal of the Excellence in Co-teaching Initiative is to […]

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

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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

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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