ELECTION TIME IS  HERE....LOOK FOR ELECTRONIC BALLOTS IN YOUR EMAIL IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS FOR:

Treasurer and 3 Board Representatives...be sure to vote, even if the rep is not in your Region!

Click here for the nominee information.

get your code from your WSTA email and go to www.ballotbin.com to vote.

Please follow the directions in the email you get from McNamara through ballotbin.com

You may get some security popups from your system.  Those are your system settings,  the election site is fully secure.  

Write mcnamara@wsu.edu if any issues. 

Like us and Follow us! Facetbook WSTA-Washington Science Teachers; Twitter @WSTA-Sci-Teach

Take a look at these great STEM/NGGS opportunities for you and your students!

From WSTA Direct to You, this PD is on demand,  we bring it when and where YOU want:

Learn about the NGSS through Washington Geology

PDF Flyer for the Burke Museum Washington Geology PD Opportunity


Learn about the NGSS through Wave Functions K through 12!

PDF Flyer for the Progression through the Waves

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The Science of Energy

Learn about the forms of energy and energy transformations while experimenting with the Science of Energy kit.  Participants learn to understand their home energy use and to better conserve energy.  Tailored especially for K-12 Science, CTE and Math teachers.  It is April 25th in Bellingham!  Click HERE for the information

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Beyond Benign:  Introduction to Green Chemistry (Click link for flyer)and Advanced Green Chemistry  Register by May 25, course events June 11 through August 6 

Looking to create a safer more engaging learning environment for your students? This course will equip you to integrate green chemistry principles and practices into your classroom by teaching through real-world sustainable innovations. Develop safer labs and lessons aligned to your local standards in an interactive online environment that allows you to go at your own pace.

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Yosemite Field Institutes...NGSS Earth Sciences! Field Institute 2018_earlybird gray.pdf Both institutes will include NGSS pedagogy and classroom implementation, including ideas to get your students doing science outside! We will be camping and hiking, while engaging with NGSS crosscutting concepts and science and engineering practices. Please note: this is an outdoor workshop, we will be tent camping and hiking an average of 3-4 miles a day. Registration includes camping fees and all meals.





WSTA Conference 2018

Oct 19 and 20

Bellingham, WA

New, Improved, 3D! in depth on the Next Generation Science Standards

Ready to reserve a booth to meet the top teachers in Washington State,  click here!

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Election Time is Here!


WSTA Board Elections 2018 Election Information

Members of the WSTA Board of Directors are mission driven. Our mission is to:

•Promoting professional knowledge and growth.

•Establishing a communication network.

•Exploring curriculum development.

•Recognizing and rewarding excellence.

•Creating public awareness of the importance of quality science education.

•Forming an organized voice on pertinent legislative policies and issues.

There are 6 elected Board positions and many opportunities to serve on ad hoc committees to provide service to fellow teacher of science such as professional development, implementing the WSSLS (aka NGSS), formative assessment, state summative tests, and assisting in our yearly conference.

Candidates for the open positions must submit the following WSTA Board Candidate Nomination Form by March 30, 2018.. Elections will follow and the winning candidates will be

Regional Representatives are the voice of the membership in their regions. Regional Reps provide professional development within their region and the State on a variety of current topics. The elected Representatives must be able to attend 4-5 meetings per year and the annual retreat in August. These are 3 year positions beginning in May 2018-May 2021.

Please complete the online WSTA Board Candidate Nomination Form (link below)  no later than March 24, 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact John McNamara at mcnamara@wsu.edu or 509 592 0099.

Online Candidate Nomination Form

Electronic Ballots will be sent out April 10 and will close April 25, 2018.

PLEASE NOMINATE SOMEONE..OR YOURSELF.   WRITE TO MCNAMARA OR CALL WITH QUESTIONS!


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WSTA JOURNAL WINTER 2018 IS HERE!

Members can read and download here!

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New Oly Science and Brews is Here:   

April 10:  Our Humble Bumbles..News on the important pollinators

(Click here for flyer).

3 Magnets Brewing,  Olympia WA

CLICK HERE TO GO RIGHT TO EVENT CALENDAR TO SIGN UP

The Washington Science Teachers Association is an organization dedicated to advocating and promoting quality science education at all levels of instruction.

Welcome!  We hope you enjoy the news and information on this site.

There is a quick lookup link box right above as well as to the left.

(any questions about the website, login and the like contact

John P McNamara (mcnamara@wsu.edu,  509 592 0099)

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CONTACT A BOARD MEMBER!

Want to see who is on the board?   Find your regional representative?  Scholarship Chair? Make a suggestion?

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Election time is here!

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Information on 

Scholarships and Awards  Contact CoCo Carlson at sciawards@gmail.com

Washington Excellence in Science Education Award

 Get the application form here!

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Genes in Space--learning competition opportunity for MS and HS

Present a plan for Genetics Research in Space to NASA!

Get the entry information here!

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American GeoSciences Institute 

Recognition for Outstanding GeoSciences Teachers!

2018 Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.

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Schedule of Science Competitions and Events in Washington 2018

click on weblinks in the document above.

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See the Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California Science Teachers Organizations 

Featured by NGSS

White Paper to the NGSS and NSTA on what is needed in NGSS Instructional Materials

 

Join WSTA!

Newly added: Free 1 year membership to new teachers!

See the membership page for details!

(For new teachers and Science Fellowsyou need a discount code from the administration mcnamara@wsu.edu)

Join as a common WSTA/NSTA member at a total of $89 for 1 year...a 25 $ total savings and you have access to all the great WSTA AND NSTA materials.

In order to get this discount,  you MUST go to the www.nsta.org website, follow the buttons to membership, state membership, joint membership (NSTA/WSTA), you can join or renew from there.


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Thanks to all our sponsors at WSTA 2017!

Battelle           Creosity Space    

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt         The Museum of Flight

NASA

       The River Mile Network           Pearson           

Pacific NW Seismic Network  

7 Billion Video Project

Mini-One

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We continue our Professional Development Efforts

We've covered Biology,  we've covered Waves, we've covered the Supremes ..(ok not that)  now it is: 

PDF Flyer for the Burke Museum Washington Geology PD Opportunity

PDF Flyer for the Progression through the Waves

Contact Mark Watrin  for more information on the Burke Museum/Washington Geology PD

Contact Lolo Sherwood for the Progression through the Waves PD

NOTE THIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IS ON DEMAND

WE BRING IT WHEN AND WHERE YOU WANT

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Upcoming events

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 • The Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel and Conference Center
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