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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Join WSTA!

Why?

STEM Certification Professional Development!

Discount price at at a Premier Annual Conference and NSTA Regional

Discounted Joint WSTA/NSTA membership

WSTA Journal..up to date information from OSPI,  Olympia, Research, Teaching Methods, NGSS updates, ESSA Updates

Great Resources for Elementary Teachers

Preservice and New Teacher Networks!

A strong voice in Olympia!

Network with great teachers in YOUR Area.



WSTA Annual Conference Pasco October 2017

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'

Mike DiSpezio

Back by popular demand fresh from NSTA Portland

with an all new:

Brain Sense: Learning About the Brain Through Puzzles, Illusions and Hands-on Activities!

Click Below For:  

Call For Proposals 

Attendee Registration

Field Trip Registration

Exhibitor information

Members of OSTA (Oregon) and ISTA (Idaho) can register at the WSTA Rate...click the appropriate box when registering.

The Oregon Science Teachers Association Conference is also coming up!


Full STEAM Ahead: Unleash the Power of NGSS
October 13-14, 2017
Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, Portland, OR
*WSTA Members are offered OSTA Member rates using the registration code:
WSTA17*
Clock Hours will be available.



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IT'S (ALMOST) TIME FOR THE:

FALL SCIENCE AND BREWS! 

Hope you enjoyed the wonderful Spring Science & Brews hosted by our own Carmen Kardokus!

Well,  she has done it again!  Four more great ways to meet and share science knowledge and fellowship!

Here is the flyer 

and brief info:

September 12: Representatives from the Pacific Shellfish Institute will kick things off on September 12 with their presentation entitled:  “From Compost to Cucumbers.”  

REGISTER FOR THE SEPTEMBER 12 (ONLY) EVENT HERE!

October 10:  Our speaker is an entomologist named Chris Looney who will be talking about the complex communities of gall wasps that live inside plants and the parasitoids that eat them.  

November 14:  In November we have Paula Swedeen presenting on her work with wolves.  Her presentation scheduled for the 14th is entitled:  “Of Wolves and People:  The Science Behind Transforming Conservation Conflicts.”  

December 12: Senior Research Biologist, John Calambokidis.  His presentation on December 12 is “Return of the Giants of the Salish Sea:  Research on Humpback and Gray Whales.”  See below for more information.  

All science talks take place at Three Magnets Brewing Company in Olympia, Washington.  Talks begin at 7:00 in the Barrel room, but feel free to come earlier and socialize.  


 

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:

March 2017 WSTA Journal is Here!  Get yours now!

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Professional Development  for K-12 in the NGSS!  

The Annual Conference in Pasco October 20 to 22!



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 Spring 2017 WSTA Journal

 Members can download free!

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

Learning Progression for Waves in the NGSS!

 

 

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."

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 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'

Mike DiSpezio

Back by popular demand fresh from NSTA Portland

with an all new:

Brain Sense: Learning About the Brain Through Puzzles, Illusions and Hands-on Activities!

 

Click Below For:  

Call For Proposals 

Registration

Exhibitor information

 

Upcoming events

Thursday, August 10, 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
Friday, October 20, 2017 7:30 AM • Pasco Red Lion Hotel Pickup and Drop Off
Saturday, October 21, 2017 • Chiawana High School
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