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Equity & Access — Policies and Best Practices for Science Educators

The Multicultural and Equity Committee is rolling out a new NSTA blog on topics of equity. The intent is for the blog to allow readers to discuss and highlight policies and best practices that promote and sustain educational equity for all students.  We also hope the blog will provide a place where readers can share […]

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Coming to a City near You—March for Science 2018

About this time last year NSTA and many of our teachers joined millions in the streets of Washington, DC and in cities nationwide for the March for Science 2017. This year, March for Science (MfS) 2018 is scheduled for April 14 (find out more here). We encourage you to join one of the more than […]

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“It Gets Easier”: A Teacher’s Notes from the NGSS Trenches

It gets easier. Even after two summers of writing NGSS-aligned curriculum units with the Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform (MiSTAR) project, I found my first pilot experience teaching a MiSTAR NGSS-aligned unit last year to be exhausting. The unit was three-dimensional, 21st century challenge-based, student-driven, and full of phenomena and productive talk. It had […]

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What Are Conferences For?

I’m exhausted. I just got back from a whirlwind NSTA ed-venture. I had to check to see what the students covered with the SUB while I was gone, I had to submit lesson plans for the week. I have to catch up on grading as the quarter comes to a close before spring break next […]

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Ed News: Using Science To Bring Literature To Life

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This week in education news, Florida lawmakers are considering giving the public more power to influence what educators teach students; new report finds that states must provide more information than what’s required to give administrators and parents a clearer view of how schools are performing; homework is beneficial, but only to a degree; DeVos wants […]

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Ed News: Why Don’t STEM Majors Vote As Much As Others?

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This week in education news, results from a new state test have been released two years after students turned it in; a growing body of research indicates there might be a need to get more STEM majors to vote; Colorado schools are moving toward more science and technology focus; computer science curriculum bill passes Indiana […]

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Science Is Taking over Atlanta This March! Top 10 Reasons Why Educators Need to Be There

Come to Atlanta this March and immerse yourself in everything science. The NSTA National Conference on Science Education has something for every science teacher. Four days packed with useful information and resources that teachers can use in the classroom right away. There are many reasons to come to #NSTA18 Atlanta – here are the top […]

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Ed News: Review Of New Academic Standards Begins

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This week in education news, North Dakota’s superintendent is requesting teachers to review new academic standards; California teachers find new science standards fun, but expensive; four New York students injured in a chemistry experiment gone wrong; several Wisconsin school districts are trying a new method of evaluating what students learn; Veteran astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris […]

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STEM Certificate: The View from AAPT

For the last several months, the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) has been a partner with NSTA and other professional organizations discussing the implications of a STEM certificate. There are many challenges in this venture–not the least of which is the varying certification requirements across different states–but AAPT believes there are benefits as well. […]

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Ed News: Educators Want To Rethink The Way Students Learn Science

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This week in education news, researchers and teachers want to change the way students learn science; Californians strongly support expanding science and computer education beginning at the primary level; teachers are finding creative ways to use robots in class; New Mexico’s Public Education Department drops some of the proposed changes to state science standards; Lego […]

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