At its February meeting, the NSTA Board of Directors voted in favor of changing the association's name from the National Science Teachers Association to the National Science Teaching Association. The board believes this change represents a major shift in NSTA's vision to better connect with a science teaching community that has grown to include many who do not carry the formal title of "teacher."
According to bylaws, the proposed name change requires the approval of the NSTA membership. An electronic ballot will be e-mailed to all members on May 20. Voting closes on June 20 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).
Important! Members who want to receive the ballot, but have opted out of receiving emails from NSTA are asked to visit My Account page no later than May 2 and uncheck the opt out box.
Why Did the NSTA Board Make This Decision?
The new name reflects a broader scope of those in the science teaching community and the many places where science learning takes place. Our goal is to support all those who share our mission to promote excellence in science teaching and learning for all.
NSTA's transformation includes more than a name change. We are excited about the changes ahead as we refocus our programs, services, and products to be more collaborative, personal, interactive, and responsive.
Throughout the year, we will unveil new ways it will support science teaching and learning with enhanced content, new and exciting digital products, more personalized services, and dynamic resources that range from the printed page to social media and virtual learning opportunities.
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