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

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March 2017 WSTA Journal is Here!  Get yours now!

Nominations are in!  Look for your Ballot in your email or log in here!

Professional Development  for K-12 in the NGSS!  

The Annual Conference in Pasco October 20 to 22!

Science Summit--Professional Development on the NGSS by ESD 113 Professionals (Click the link for the Flyer!)

Guest Speakers Dennis Schatz and Jacob Clark Bickerstaff!


Just Happening....Science & Brews

Come visit, relax, network, have a brew or something,


learn about great science concepts and applications!


Be sure to Register.

Tuesdays at 7 pm: March 7, April  11, May 9, June 6 

Have a fine evening and learn about science and climate, and Washington State: farming, food production, bees, mussels....

Questions? Contact Carmen Kardokus

Oly Science Brews Flyer

Register (non-binding) here (no cost but space is limited) 

Washington State Clock Hours available



 Spring 2017 WSTA Journal

 Members can download free!


Nominate yourself or a colleague for a WSTA Position!

It is impactful, non-stressful, rewarding and in all honesty,

not a tremendous amount of work!

See the Information and Nomination Form!

Contact President-Elect Andy Boyd for details



See all the information on the best professional development available: 

WSTA Annual Conference Pasco October 2017


 See below for:

Presidential Award Nominations

OSU/NASA Teacher Advisor Opportunities

Teacher Trainer with Accelerate Learning

Fred Hutchinson Opportunities! 


We hope you enjoyed the New Waves!! Professional Development on

Learning Progression for Waves in the NGSS!

Our new and expanded Progression through the Waves

By popular demand, we are continuing the very important

training for ALL grade levels on the wave functions

explicit in the K-12 NGSS Physical Sciences requirements.

Come see and interact with Award Winning, NGSS trained classroom

teachers to expand your knowledge and teaching power!


Here we go again!

The Next Progression through the Waves will be in SThe Next Progression through the Waves will be in Spokane in April!




The DATE will be April 22nd in Spokane,  8:30 am to 3:30

At the NEW ESD 101 Building

4202 South Regal


Are your teachers wanting to dig deeper into Next Generation Science Standards? Let WSTA help you! We created a 6-hour workshop designed to immerse teachers of all grade levels in Three Dimensional, NGSS learning.

In the workshop, the K-12 standards that address mechanical waves will be used as a lens to understand how core ideas, science and engineering practices and interdisciplinary cross cutting concepts build through the grade levels.

Participants will experience how NGSS three dimensional learning  facilitates  differentiated  instruction so all students learn. We will also explore other NGSS and WSTA resources to learn how to add new dimensions to your favorite lesson and discover NGSS connections to Common Core standards.

If your district in interested in scheduling this workshop, please contact Lois Sherwood at This workshop qualified for 6 clock hours and STEM training.



Quotes from attendees:


"Great way to look at a single DCI and follow it through K-12."

"I feel so much better about NGSS and beginning to figure out how to incorporate them in my teaching. Thank you!"

"You picked the hardest content possible! It was great, but I was struggling to keep up. That's on me, though."

"I thought the level was appropriate"

"More of everything would be valuable"

"Please continue to provide these experiences for PE's with context across grade levels. It is good to see the total experience a student should have as they move through K-12."



 3-D Learning in the Tri-Cities!

Come Hear our Keynote Speakers:

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction

Chris Reykdal!

'Science Education in Washington State'


Dr. Phillip Bell,  University of Wash.

'Equitable 3D Science Education for All Students'


See the Event Calendar Tab and Look For:  

Call For Proposals 


Exhibitor information


Upcoming events

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 • Three Magnets Brewing, Olympia, WA
Friday, October 20, 2017 • Chiawana High School, 8125 Argent Road, Pasco, WA 99301
Friday, October 20, 2017 7:00 AM • Chiawana High School, 8125 W Argent Rd, Pasco, WA 99301
Friday, October 20, 2017 7:00 AM • Chiawana High School, 8125 Argent Rd, Pasco, WA 98301



Please consider nominating several secondary science or math teachers for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching.  

Must be full time science/ math teacher with 5 or more years of experience. 

Go to for the nomination form.

Thanks for your support!

Contact me for help:

Midge Yergen

Science Teacher Trainer with Accelerate Learning! 

Recently left the Science Classroom? Retired?  Are You Interested in Teaching Teachers??

Become a STEMscopes Trainer!!

We are looking for passionate science educators with availability during August and the school year to train on the implementation of the award winning, digital science curriculum, STEMscopes™.  We serve Pre-K through high school teachers.  This is a consultant position with the Professional Services Team that allows you to make your own schedule and has opportunities to grow with the company, Accelerate Learning Inc.  For more information and interest please send your resume and inquiries to  To learn more about our products please go to 5177 Richmond Ave. ,Suite 1025,Houston, TX 77056 

Please feel free to email me your information if you are interested or have any other questions.  

Amber Gunner, M.Ed ,Regional STEM Consultant- Southeast Texas , Accelerate Learning ,, 832-259-1725



Engineering Fellows is a highly competitive program that brings engineering expertise directly into fifth grade classrooms around the state by partnering teachers with professional engineers and college students studying engineering. Our two-organization team of Washington STEM and Washington MESA aims to ensure that almost 200 fifth grade teachers are equipped, empowered, and well-supported to deliver exceptional engineering curricula based on realworld challenges. In the first year this program will serve 30 teachers located in two diverse regions of Washington state. This program will engage professional engineers and college students in engineering to help provide teachers with engineering expertise through collaborative program development and implementation of real-world STEM challenges in classrooms. 

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NSTA has developed a new WSTA Learning Center 

 If you are responsible for coordinating or developing professional learning programs for your school, district, or state, or if you are professor teaching science pre-service teachers at a college or university, we would like you to know that the NSTA Learning Center contains a variety of online learning experiences to fit any educator’s learning style and content need and can be accessed 24/7


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