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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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Support STEM Education in Final No Child Left Behind Legislation

In light of the changing political players (and dynamics) on Capitol Hill, last week 10 education groups—including the American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association, American Association of School Administrators, National Association of Secondary School Principals, Council of Chief State School Officers, Association of School Business Officials International, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National […]

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NSTA’s K-12 October 2015 Science Education Journals Online

Looking for ways to talk about climate change with your students? Are your students curious about the nature of science? Want to know how to create interdisciplinary lessons connected to real-world applications? The October K–12 journals from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have the answers you need. Written by science teachers for science teachers, […]

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NSTA and ASE: creating pathways to better international cooperation in science education

They say the world is flat … and so it often seems. Cross the ocean by plane, or travel far from home by train or car…sit down for coffee with other teachers…and the issues are almost always the same. We find much in common wherever we go. And I found this to be true recently […]

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Science Education Evolving: NSTA’s Plan for Supporting Science Educators and Working Toward a More Scientifically Literate Future

A clear vision supported by specific plans is critical to the success of any organization. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has the dual responsibility of furthering the important mission of promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all while also maintaining viability. For this reason, we recently updated our strategic vision […]

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A Picture Perfect Approach to Connecting Reading Strategies and Science

Building an elementary program connecting literary and science can be an overwhelming thought. The common core standards address the need for reading complex informational text at an early age. Infusing the language arts block with rich, age-appropriate content knowledge and vocabulary in science is essential. Having students listen to informational read-alouds in the early grades […]

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Top 12 Episodes of the Lab Out Loud Podcast

Wisconsin-based duo Dale Basler and Brian Bartel have been podcasting together for almost 10 years, not only combining their love of science and technology, but also generating the free award-winning Lab Out Loud podcast, which is supported by NSTA and features the best in science education news and commentary. With backgrounds as science teachers and […]

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How Do I Integrate Science with Other Subjects?

Incorporating science education in the classroom, especially at the elementary and middle levels, is challenging due to accreditation and assessment requirements, and an emphasis on meeting Common Core standards. NSTA member Carolyn Mohr, who teaches science methods to graduate education students, says that she is always searching for up-to-date, relevant resources to help her students […]

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Five Ways to Spend 15 Minutes with The Science Teacher

Americans read more words each day than ever before, but in fewer consecutive minutes. As much as we would love to spend hours reading the award-winning NSTA journal The Science Teacher from cover to cover, it does not always work out that way. Instead, focus on the information most valuable to you. Here are five […]

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Draft Early Childhood Science Education Position Statement—comment please!

When children compare a wet cloth to a dry cloth, is this teaching a science concept? What role do adults have in preschool science learning? Should teachers discuss science facts with preschoolers or only engage them in hands-on experiences? You may have many more questions about science education for three to five year olds. Read […]

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