Complete Overview NSTA Supporting Your Science Instruction Edward

Complete Overview  NSTA Supporting Your Science Instruction Edward

Complete Overview NSTA Supporting Your Science Instruction Edward Rock 703-312-9201 [email protected] February 2012 NSTA and GSTA Membership GSTA - $30/year NSTA - $35 / $75 per year Pre-service to 5 years & retired / full-time 6 years+ Join 60,000 of your peers

A network of 430,000 science educators NSTA Journals Professional Publications for Members Members select one or more of the ideapacked, peer-reviewed journals designed for all grade levels. You will find these ready references filled with best practices and strategies to use in your classroom, school, and district. Content-rich archives of past journal issues, even ones you dont subscribe to, can be searched online. Science and Children

9 issues per year For preschool and elementary school teachers, this journal features interdisciplinary learning experiences, innovative classroom activities, and discussions of current topics including assessment strategies, inquiry, and standards-based teaching. Science Scope 9 issues per year For middle school teachers, included are effective inquiry activities, staff development issues, interdisciplinary strategies, successful partnerships and programs, and updates on current events in science and education. The Science Teacher 9 issues per year

For high school teachers, this journal provides ideas for laboratory inquiry activities, promotes excellent pedagogy, and addresses staff development and secondary-level issues of concern. Journal of College Science Teaching 6 issues per year For content and methods professors teaching science students and (especially) non-science students, this journal covers best practices, innovative teaching materials, assessment and evaluative criteria. NSTA Reports Members keep current with the only newspaper about science teaching publishing up-to-date events, news, and

both local and national stories that impact science education. Time for some PRIZES Elementary Teachers? Middle School Teachers? High School Teachers? College Folks? Administrators? Darwin Groupies? Staying Informed Our publications will help you build your educational portfolio and keep you up to date on issues, events, science topics, and teaching resources. Members automatically receive the NSTA Reports newspaper as well as the e-newsletters NSTA Express and Science Class. NSTA Express

Our weekly e-newsletter that delivers the latest advocacy news, events, classes, seminars, and NSTA happenings. Science Class Our monthly e-newsletter with separate editions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. You can count on theme-based content that is supported with pertinent resource suggestions. Scientific Principals Our monthly e-newsletter just for elementary school principals. Based on typical themes found in elementary science curricula, each issue offers a

science toolbox full of new ideas and practical applications. NSTA Press We publish approximately 200 titles designed to develop the science educators knowledge and expertise. Each year, we add 20-25 new books, often with themes based on suggestions and requests from educators like you. These award-winning books cover a wide range of topics and serve as professional development resources for teachers and administrators. Members receive a 20 percent discount on Press titles (10 percent on other titles). Visit the Science Store, or call 800-277-5300. D A E L O ers

E N F R W em b DO r M fo SciLinks More than 15,000 vetted science web pages are at your fingertips. Real-time data and new content on a host of science topics is accessible by linking to a brief note found in the margin of many textbooks and NSTA journals. Using your member ID will give you entry even if your textbook is not SciLinks enabled. Visit for more information. Networking Join the conversation list serves Moderated discussion

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Career Center Science educators can visit the NSTA Career Center to find employment opportunities or post a resume. Visit for access. Taking Charge of Your Online Professional Development The Learning Center The Learning Center ( offers online study options for teachers who want to add content knowledge in their subject areas and techniques to build performance. Create an account using your member ID number to begin accessing more than 8,000 learning resources. Go Live the LC Upcoming Conferences in 2012-2013

National Conference on Science Education Indianapolis March 28-April 1, 2012 STEM Forum and Exposition Atlantic City May 16-19, 2012 NSTA/NSELA Summer Leadership Institute Austin, TX July 24-27, 2012 Area Conference - Louisville, KY October 18-20, 2012 Area Conference Atlanta, GA November 1-3, 2012 Area Conference Phoenix, AZ December 12-14, 2012

National Conference on Science Education San Antonio, TX April 11-14 Members save up to 39% off registration Show Presentation Submission Area Keeping Current on K-12 Science Frameworks and Next Generation Science Standards Take a look at the home page to

see the NGSS Icon Getting Involved Preservice and New Teachers By connecting with NSTA, preservice and new teachers can build leadership skills, share in networking with peers and mentors, and begin to build a lifelong career log of professional development participation. Student Chapters More than 100 student chapters have been formed across the United States and Canada. We encourage students to join a chapter or consider starting their own chapter at their local school or university. Download the NSTA Student Chapter Procedures Guide The New Science Teacher Academy, co-founded in 2008 with the Amgen Foundation for second- and third-year teachers, helps promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence, and improve teacher content knowledge. Nearly 200 teachers have participated in the program, which uses mentoring and other professional development resources to support science teachers during the often challenging, initial teaching years. Visit for details on how to apply.

State Chapters, Associated Groups, and Affiliates offer NSTA members the opportunity to network with professionals and share their unique challenges with others in similar specialty areas or geographic locations. Visit for details. Science Matters is an initiative to bring content, news, and information that supports quality science education to parents and teachers nationwide. This initiative builds on the success of the Building a Presence for Science program, first launched in 1997 to assist teachers with professional development opportunities through e-networking. With the new context in place, Science Matters reaches teachers and parents in 34 states and the District of Columbia. Visit for more details. Be a Volunteer 1. Serve on a committee 2. Advisory board 3. Review panels 4. Board of Directors and Council 5. Communicate with Congress and express your views 6. Submit a new book idea Explore Grants, Recognition, and Awards Programs

Visit to learn more! Awards: Angela Award DCAT Making a Difference Award Delta Education/Frey-Neo/CPO Science Education Awards for Inquiry-based Science Teaching Distinguished Informal Science Education Award Distinguished Service to Science Education Awards Distinguished Teaching Awards Faraday Science Communicator Award Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers Ron Mardigian Memorial Biotechnology Explorer Award NSTA Fellow Award NSTA Legacy Award Robert H. Carleton Award SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment Environmental Educator of the Year

Shell Science Teaching Award Sylvia Shugrue Award for Elementary School Teachers Vernier Technology Awards Wendell G. Mohling Outstanding Aerospace Educator Award Zula InternationalNSTA Early Science Educator Award K12 Science Education Competitions: Applied Materials Clean Tech Competition Department of Energy Americas Home Energy Education Challenge Disneys Planet Challenge DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition Mars Education Challenge NSTAs Shell Science Lab Challenge Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards

Literally hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes, cash money and classroom materials are awarded every year! Additional Member Discounts Geico car insurance,, 800-368-2734 Group insurance plans: term life, disability income, educators professional liability, major medical, longterm care, plans/NSTA, 800503-9230 Financial services through a Bank of America credit card, 800-932-2775, priority code FAAPGG NSTA Online Professional Development

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