Category Archives: NSTA Learning Center

Center Your Learning in the NSTA Learning Center

Are you looking for a professional learning community specifically for K-16 science teachers? The NSTA Learning Center is stocked with resources, customized lesson plans, online modules, and community forums, and will change the ways you access and leverage professional learning. … Continue reading

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Beyond the E-Book: NGSS Professional Book Study

How much do you know about the Next Generation Science Standards and what they mean for your classroom? NSTA knows it can be challenging to learn the complex ins and outs of the NGSS on your own. That’s why we … Continue reading

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Are You Planning Schoolwide or Community-Wide Programs for the August 2017 Solar Eclipse

Andrew Fraknoi and I, co-authors of the new NSTA Press book Solar Science: Exploring Sunspots, Seasons, Eclipses and More, want to learn more about what teachers plan to do for the August 21, 2017, eclipse. We are specifically interested in … Continue reading

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Science Teachers "Speak Up" About Technology in the Classroom

Science teachers are savvy users of instructional technology. They use a multitude of digital resources to help students explore and learn, to differentiate instruction, support collaborative classroom projects, and develop formative assessments. Science teachers also use technology (a lot) and … Continue reading

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Attend a conference, virtually

I remember the first time I attended a professional association conference when I was a child care provider beginning my career and was thrilled to be among so many educators who were passionate about improving themselves professionally. If you can’t … Continue reading

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Looking for free resources and finding many worthy webinars and articles

It is always a thrill to meet the authors who have written the articles in Science and Children that I’ve found so helpful, and useful enough to share. At the Elementary Extravaganza event at the 2016 NSTA national conference in … Continue reading

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Teacher Professional Learning: Transforming Teacher Practice

Several weeks ago the National Academies on Science (NAS) released a report that the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) believes should be required reading for every school administrator. Science Teachers’ Learning: Enhancing Opportunities, Creating Supportive Contexts focuses on enhancing teacher … Continue reading

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Teacher Professional Learning: Transforming Teacher Practice

I encourage STEM educators (and administrators) across the U.S. to read and understand Science Teachers’ Learning: Enhancing Opportunities, Creating Supportive Contexts, a terrific report just released by the National Academies of Science (NAS), Engineering and Medicine. The National Academy report … Continue reading

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3 Key Ingredients for Successful STEM Implementation: Trust, Collaboration, and Innovative Thinking

A recent Education Week blog post entitled “STEM Reforms in Needy Schools Eroded Quickly” painted a disappointing picture of STEM education reform. In this post, part 2 of a 2-part series* from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Adaliz Gonzalez … Continue reading

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Successful STEM Reform: Leadership Is Key

A recent Education Week blog post entitled “STEM Reforms in Needy Schools Eroded Quickly” painted a disappointing picture of STEM education reform. In this post, part 1 of a 2-part series* from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Dr. Cary … Continue reading

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