Category Archives: Chapters & Assoc. Groups

Chapters and Associated Groups: It's tax time!

Having worked with small organizations for a number of years now, inevitably I will hear one state chapter or component leader say, “We don’t have to worry about filing taxes…we didn’t have enough income.” Well, this is partly true.  Your … Continue reading

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To our Chapter and Associated Group Leaders: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

So, another year, another set of goals (or resolutions) made. That goes for us at NSTA as well. Over the past few months, we’ve discussed lots of new ideas and projects to support our members and other constituents. I’ve focused on … Continue reading

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Space exploration—more relevant than ever!

  Space. The Final Frontier. Well, not really according to James Garvin, Chief Scientist for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.  He insists, “Our exploration has just begun.” Dr. Garvin was the keynote speaking during yesterday’s general session at the 2011 … Continue reading

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And the award goes to…

I just had the honor of being a guest at the NSELA breakfast—a star-studded event if I ever saw one in the science education community! At the breakfast, Jason Painter of North Carolina was named this year’s recipient of the … Continue reading

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Online communities

As NSTA expands its efforts to develop Communities of Practice—particularly with its web presence—I thought I would share a few tips on how chapter or associated group leaders can engage and foster communication online. If your chapter or associated group has an … Continue reading

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To hire or not to hire …

To continue the theme of “what’s been brewing lately?” I recently received a message from an NSTA chapter leader who asked for guidance on what to consider before hiring staff to support their chapter. Here are a few items to … Continue reading

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Blogging resumes for NSTA Chapters and Associated Groups community

Hello everyone!  I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself —I’m Teshia Birts, one of the newest members of the NSTA staff.  You may have seen the message Howard Wahlberg sent about me a couple of weeks ago and I’m really … Continue reading

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What's new for July 19th on NSTA’s various online outposts

Highlights of stimulating conversations taking place right now on our listservs: Biology—Blood typing, first day activities, board games, job interview help; Chemistry—Student response systems (clickers), and the chemical differences between plastic and vinyl; Earth Science—More recommendations on what sort of … Continue reading

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What's new on NSTA's various online social media outposts

What’s New for July 5th on NSTA’s various online outposts Highlights of stimulating conversations taking place right now on our listservs: Biology—Evolutionary, biological, and anatomical misconceptions, Biology Art Projects, and CheeseMaking for gifted elementary students; Chemistry—alcohol and flame test; Earth … Continue reading

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The latest from NSTA's various online outposts…

What’s New for June 14 on NSTA’s various online outposts Highlights of stimulating conversations taking place right now on our listservs: Biology—Science Olympiad and online high school biology courses; Chemistry—“gag” lab gift ideas, like stink-bombs; Earth Science—Glacier activities, the Moh … Continue reading

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