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Where Can I Find Professional Development Opportunities and Resources for Science Teachers?

NSTA member Becky Litherland, a middle level STEM coordinator, loves taking the teachers in her district to the NSTA Conferences on Science Education. “One of my favorite things is to take a teacher to their first NSTA conference,” she says. “It’s so much fun. They come back to the classroom super charged and ready to [...]

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A Picture Perfect Approach to Connecting Reading Strategies and Science

Today’s guest blogger is Kim Stilwell, an education consultant who plans and conducts professional development workshops. Kim, along with her colleague, Chris Gibler, are presenters in the August 6 NSTA Virtual Conference on Connecting Literacy and Science with NGSS and Common Core, where they will share how using Picture Perfect Science resources became part of [...]

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I’m a New Teacher: How Can NSTA Help Me?

According to the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, almost half of America’s new teachers leave the profession within the first five years. Therefore, it is vital that new teachers receive the support necessary to succeed. NSTA provides encouragement to beginning science teachers through programs such as the New Science Teacher Academy. NSTA member [...]

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Reflections on the year and connections for moving forward

Even if your program is moving to a new location over the summer, or you are beginning your summer job as soon as your school year job ends, you will probably find yourself reflecting on the past year. It is revealing to compare the children’s end of the school year self-portraits with those made in [...]

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What science teachers are reading February 2014

From lessons on writing in science class to exploring and debating socioscientific issues to translating NGSS for classroom instruction, take a look at what science teachers are reading in February on NSTA’s website. Most Popular NSTA Press Books 1. Teaching Science Through Trade Books 2. It’s Debatable! Using Socioscientific Issues to Develop Scientific Literacy K-12 [...]

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What science teachers are reading in January 2014

From data literacy to citizen science to using trade books in science lessons, take a look at what science teachers are reading so far in 2014 at NSTA’s website. Most Popular NSTA Press Books 1. Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers: Using Nonfiction to Promote Science Literacy, Grades 3–5 2. The Basics of Data Literacy: Helping Your [...]

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NSTA’s K-College Science Education Journals: January 2014 Issues Online

Communicating science—NSTA’s journals are all about it this month—helping children be captivated by the wonders of science, empowering them to share, and making science relevant to students as they grow into responsible citizens. The links below will take you to science education resources written by educators, for educators. NSTA’s January 2014 journals are live online [...]

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NSTA’s K-12 Science Education Journals: December Issues Online

The holidays are upon us, but you don’t get a break from teaching quite yet. You need science education resources that you can use in your classroom tomorrow, and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has them for you! Written by educators, these grade-level journals are targeted to your teaching level. NSTA’s December journals are [...]

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Brush up on your science content knowledge

At NSTA’s recent fall conferences in Portland and Charlotte, NSTA Press author Bill Robertson led teachers in refresher courses on physical science topics such as sound, light, and force and motion. Robertson’s bestselling book series, Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It, has been a reliable resource for teachers looking to [...]

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NSTA’s K-College Journals: Live for November

You’ve turned the clocks back an hour, but you’re still short on time—that’s what most teachers tell us! How can the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) help? With grade-level journals targeted to your needs, written by educators who know what works. Our November journals are live online (with select articles being free for all, and [...]

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