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17 Things You’d Only Hear if You Were at #NSTA15 in Kansas City Last Week

They come to conferences for intensive professional learning, nationally renowned speakers, and exhibit hall swag… but what science teachers really come to NSTA for are the moments you wouldn’t get anywhere else! #1 …today I lassoed a beetle #wcedchat #NSTA15 #carolinaredcarpet Today I lassoed a beetle and it pulled things.Who doesn’t like science again?? pic.twitter.com/fYJ33al24f […]

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Educators enjoy the innovative booths at #NSTA15

Babafemi Ojo is a high school biology teacher. Yet his favorite booth at the National Science Teachers Association’s Philadelphia conference was the portable planetarium. “I could see kids getting in there and being amazed,” says Ojo, who teaches at Newark Tech Essex County Vocational School in Newark, New Jersey. “The kids would ask a lot […]

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#NSTA15 Area Conferences on Science Education: Bloggers Wanted

Planning to attend one of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) area conferences on science education this fall? If so, consider writing or making a video about your experience. What do you get out of it? Our gratitude, admiration from your peers, and an #NSTA15 conference tweetshirt!* The votes have been tallied and the winning […]

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Chris Lehmann Talks Technology and Teaching Revolutionary Science in the Digital Age

“You stood in front of your community and said, ‘This is the scholar I have become. This is what I can do.’ And in doing so, you reminded all of us of what young people can do when given the freedom and the support to dream big.”–Chris Lehmann, Graduation Speech to the SLA Class of […]

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Creatively Engineering Future Resources: Featured Strand at #NSTA 2015 Area Conference on Science Education in Reno, Nevada, October 22-24

Pose for a groupie shot with your science teacher friends this fall and you just may find the inventor of the “camera on a chip” in the photo! Cell phone camera inventor and Dartmouth Engineering Professor Eric Fossum will be the featured speaker for a special strand “Creatively Engineering Future Resources” at the NSTA 2015 […]

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Connected Learning at #NSTA15: Emerging Contexts for Deeper Engagement

Featured speaker Sam Dyson invited attendees to join his personal hive in Chicago last month at NSTA’s National Conference on Science Education. Sponsored by the Shell Corporation, Dyson focused on connected learning and emerging contexts for deeper engagement. Set against the backdrop of a three-act play, Dyson modeled the importance of “connectedness” with a community […]

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Meet the People Behind the 2015 NSTA STEM Forum and Expo

The 2015 NSTA STEM Forum and Expo is happening next month in Minneapolis, May 20–23. This unique, STEM-focused event is where informal and formal educators gather to share tools and resources that contribute to successful implementation of STEM education into schools and communities. What makes this so different from any other event of its kind? […]

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A View of #NSTA15 from Down Under

As soon as I saw the space that was allocated for the NSTA conference I knew I was in for something special. To have such a large convention centre dedicated to various forms of professional development over four days is a credit to the American science teachers and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), who […]

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Building NGSS Capacity at #NSTA15

The 2015 NSTA National Conference on Science Education (held in Chicago, March 12-15) was a great opportunity for educators to build their capacity for understanding and implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  In Thursday’s featured presentation (The Key to Implementing the NGSS? Teachers!), Dr. Stephen Pruitt described this capacity-building journey as a path toward […]

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#NSTA15 | Your Science Teaching Superpower

Chicago. I have arrived.  One of us will not be the same after this. #NSTA15 — @porchdragon, March 11, 2015 NSTA conferences are where science teachers transform into learners for a week. This year the theme of transformation was ubiquitous–even the river turned green for a day! Keynote Neil Shubin walked us through the evolution […]

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