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 below as well as to the left.
Contact us if you have any questions or comments, see the Board Member List for your contacts.
There are many opportunities listed on this Home Page
Please click the links above or scroll down for information and links to:
Just Happening....Science & Brews
Come visit, relax, network, have a brew or something,
learn about great science concepts and applications!
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
Washington State Clock Hours available
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!
Contact President-Elect Andy Boyd for details
See all the information on the best professional development available:
See below for:
OSU/NASA Teacher Advisor Opportunities
Presidential Award Nominations
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!
April 15th, 8:30 am to 3:30
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 email@example.com. This workshop qualified for 6 clock hours and STEM training.
Quotes from past 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!"
Thanks to those who visited us recently in Portland at NSTA
IF YOU SIGNED UP AS A WSTA MEMBER AT NSTA-
WE HAVE THAT INFORMATION and it is all recorded.
Please check and update your personal record
in the member pages!
Thanks for your support of great science education!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Encourage your colleagues and teachers to come to
Chiawana HS in Pasco Oct 20, 21, 22 2017 for the
WSTA 2017 Professional Development Conference
3-D Learning in the Tri-Cities!
Come Hear our Keynote Speakers:
Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction
'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:
NOMINATE A COLLEAGUE OR YOURSELF
FOR A WELL-EARNED PRESIDENTIAL TEACHER AWARD
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 www.paemst.org for the nomination form.