Category Archives: NSTA Membership

NSTA’s 75th: A Beginning and Future Forged with a Need for Science Education

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 1944.  After many years of discussion, two separate associations—The American Science Teachers Association and the American Council of Science Teachers — proposed and adopted a constitution that merged their members and joined their forces to organize as … Continue reading

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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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How Did an Ordinary Science Teacher Win an Award?

Dear NSTA Colleagues, As a proud 18-year veteran of a Kindergarten classroom, applying for one of the NSTA awards in 2014 became “LIFE CHANGING.”  I am excited to share my story as an NSTA member whose passion for teaching Kindergarteners … Continue reading

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NSTA’s E-mail List Server: A Gold Mine of Help at Your Fingertips

One of the most popular and accessible ways for members to get quick professional development advice and stay abreast of education trends is through the free NSTA’s E-Mail List Server. Through the list server, thousands of NSTA members from teachers … Continue reading

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My NSTA Journey

Dear NSTA Colleagues, I hope you have had a chance to read NSTA’s newest position statement: The Teaching of Climate Science. I draw your attention to it now, because it has been my great pleasure to be involved with the … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Be an NSTA Volunteer

Volunteering is often considered a valuable asset on a resume or CV for almost any profession, including educators. Professionals of any age can develop new skills, expand professional networks, and open doors to opportunities for career growth through volunteering. Get … Continue reading

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SciFri Dances, the Moon Mourns the #QueenOfSoul, and a Virtual Reality Check: Twitter Tales for Science Teachers

You can’t believe everything you see in social media, but when something’s popular on Twitter/Facebook/Snapchat, it’s sure to be something you can use to catch students’ attention. The stories that caught our eye this week run the gamut from wonderfully … Continue reading

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New Committee Members Get Ready to Contribute Their Voice and Join Dedicated NSTA Members in Service

On June 1, 2018, new committee, advisory board, and panel members begin their term of office in service to NSTA over the next three years. As they do so, I would like to welcome each of them on behalf of … Continue reading

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Thank You, Mrs. Woracek

I’ve wanted to work in education for as long as I can remember. My mom tells a story of me “teaching” our family cat before I would leave for preschool. This typically involved storytime (me reading to the cat) and … Continue reading

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Thank You, Mrs. Kennedy

  I was in 6th grade at Rose Tree Elementary School in Media, Pennsylvania, in October of 1957 when Sputnik was launched. When our class heard the beep-beep-beep of its telemetry when it passed overhead, the Cold War seemed very … Continue reading

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