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NSTA President Carolyn Hayes Says Thank You to Our Volunteers






On behalf of the staff of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and our leadership team, I would like to thank the following members of our Board, Council, Standing Committees, Advisory Boards, and Panels whose terms of appointment end on May 31, 2016. NSTA has been busy this year promoting the implementation of the Next […]

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The Maker Movement for All Learners

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All students can benefit from the Maker Mindset, which encourages students to believe they can learn to do anything. The Maker Movement is a resurgence of creating and making things by people of all ages and backgrounds. Learning through “making” can happen across a range of contexts and curricular areas and can be leveraged for […]

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NSTA Legislative Update: ESSA Webinar and Rally on Capitol Hill

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Update on Every Student Succeeds Act Almost 200 teachers and science leaders tuned into the NSTA Learning Center webinar last week on the new federal education law (ESSA), co-hosted by NSTA and the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA). You can find the powerpoint from the webinar here and learn more about the new federal […]

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NSTA Membership: It Opens the Door to Opportunity

NSTA Membership- It Opens the Door to Opportunity






Membership in NSTA comes with a wealth of benefits. Although the most obvious benefit may be the regular appearance of Science Scope and NSTA Reports in your mailbox, membership encompasses far more. The ability to connect through list serves, interact with other middle school science teachers via the Learning Center forums, serve on a variety […]

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The Power of Questioning: Guiding Student Investigations






As authors of the popular NSTA Press book The Power of Questioning: Guiding Student Investigations, we get a lot of questions from readers.  One of the top questions we get is, “How do we hold the learners accountable with questions?” Here is what we tell readers:  The questions we choose chart the course of the […]

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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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