ARLINGTON, Va.—June 27, 2019--Members of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have approved a new name for the organization that better reflects the numerous stakeholders in the K–16 science teaching community and the many places where science learning takes place. Effective immediately, the National Science Teachers Association will be known as the National Science Teaching Association.
“This name change represents a major shift in our vision to better connect with a science teaching community that has grown to include many who do not carry the formal title of ‘science teacher,’” said NSTA President Dennis Schatz. “NSTA’s Board of Directors first voted in favor of changing the association’s name last February and we are thrilled that our members have agreed with this decision.”
“NSTA is the go-to organization for middle and high school science teachers and elementary teachers who provide outstanding science education to our nation’s students,” said NSTA Executive Director David L. Evans. “We are also the go-to organization for museum educators, administrators, curriculum developers, and many more who share a passion for science teaching and learning. Our new name reflects an organization where everyone, wherever they may be, who shares our mission to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, will find quality programs, resources, and products.”
NSTA will debut a new logo later this fall as part of the rebranding process. In addition, the National Science Teaching Association will provide a broader and richer engagement experience by bringing science and STEM stakeholders together and helping them to better connect, collaborate, and understand the changes taking place with three-dimensional teaching and learning.
The Association is also refocusing its programs to better support science teaching and learning with enhanced content, new and exciting digital products, more personalized services, and dynamic resources, all of which will be unveiled later this year.
“As we build the new NSTA, we will remain focused on our goal to help educators connect, collaborate, and grow professionally. We will continue to provide the trusted, high-quality resources that all stakeholders can use so that students are science literate, workforce ready, and prepared to handle the challenges ahead as global citizens,” said Beth Allan, NSTA President-Elect.
About the National Science Teaching Association
The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teaching Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA’s membership includes approximately 50,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.
2019 GeoSTEM Summer Academy for Elementary and Middle School Teachers: An Earth Science Journey from Ore to Store
2019 GeoSTEM Summer Academy for Elementary and Middle School Teachers
An Earth Science Journey from Ore to Store
August 22, 2019
The origins of our everyday “stuff” is a mystery to most. This workshop will take you on a natural resource journey from ore to store to explore how Earth materials are acquired and refined to create the products on our shelves. The content of this workshop is a perfect fit for elementary and middle school teachers seeking innovative ways to connect students to everyday Earth and Space Science phenomena. The academy will take place at Sterling Hill Mining Museum, which is the perfect living laboratory to host such a workshop given the amazing feats that took place to mine the zinc. Attending teachers will receive classroom resources to effectively tie the content into their curricula related to K-8 Earth and Space Science NGSS. Additionally, six professional development hours will be provided. This event is sponsored by Sterling Hill Mining Museum.
Schedule: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (8:00 AM check-in)
Audience: Elementary and middle school teachers
Logistics: Sterling Hill Mining Museum, 30 Plant St. Ogdensburg, NJ
Mobility: We will be active in the mine which will require some walking. Please let us know if accommodations are needed.
Registration: Space is limited to 30. Registration closes July 31st or when capacity has been met.
Workshop Fee: $30 which includes lunch, snacks, and materials, payable when you arrive at the workshop.
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/pi3p92hQwSMDrEkU8
Workshop Contact: Missy Holzer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can Technology Help Them Learn?
Though parents are understandably leery of too much "screen time" for their children, Education Technology (EdTech) provides teachers with an opportunity to reach their students in ways they couldn't before. When used effectively, educational games, apps and other digital content can increase students' engagement, leading to stronger tech skills and potentially better performance overall. If you have an idea for an educational game or app, join our upcoming EdTech Challenge: Revolutionize Learning for Urban Children. It begins on July 1st and is open to adults 18 and over, anywhere in the world—and there's a $7,000 prize for the winning idea!
Apply Now For Space Foundation’s Teacher Liaison Program
If space and teaching are your passions, the Space Foundation can connect you with other like-minded educators around the globe to share ideas for bringing space activities into the classroom.
Educators from anywhere in the world are invited to apply now to become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison. This prestigious program helps educators use space themes to strengthen curriculum and inspire student’s interest in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM).
Teacher Liaisons may be any formal or informal PreK-20 educator, in any discipline. Applicants need only demonstrate that they effectively integrate space education within their curriculum.
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Robotix4kidz is a Millington, NJ based STEM education program providing eduational opportunities for ages 4-17 years with a focus on artificial intelligence.
Register now for a STAR WARS THEME LEGO CAMP for AGES 4-9
Jun 24, 9:00 AM – Jun 28, 12:00 PM
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It’s almost that time of the year again! Get your tentacles ready, because Cephalopod Week is almost here. Join us June 21st-28th as we get kraken with new cephalopod content to sink your beak into. In the meantime, here is a great opportunity and some fascinating topics to hold you over until the bonanza begins:
Check out the professional development offerings from the American Museum of Natural History at: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AT THE MUSEUM THIS SUMMER
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
How do we begin supporting elementary students in making sense of graphical representations of data?
ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS
Teaching about Cultural Representation with the Old New York Diorama
Integrating Protocols into Classroom Practice
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS
Sounding the Hudson River: Pedagogical Currents
Global Trends in Biodiversity and Their Causes
This workshop will be offered twice this summer.
Analyzing Rock Formation Data to Determine the Geologic History of New York
T. rex: The Ultimate Predator
Science Practices in Darwin’s Garden
HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS
Ancient Civilizations of the Andes: The Inca and their Predecessors
Additional information about educational programs can be found here:
AMNH Educator Programs
The Governor’s STEM Scholars program is an innovative public-private partnership among the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the New Jersey Office of the Governor, the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, and private industries designed to immerse high-achieving STEM students in grades 10 through the doctoral level in New Jersey’s vast STEM economy and to retain that talent in the State. (This is an extracurricular, free program.)
Please visit the website at: http://www.govstemscholars.com/ and review the attached file for more information about this exciting program.
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