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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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.

Just mark the joint membership button either for renewal or new member.


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Get the Latest Journal (members only) 

WSTA Journal - Research, Lessons, News!

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QUICK LINK TO NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 

OLYMPIA SCIENCE AND BREWS

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QUICK LINK TO TIME-DEPENDENT WOODLAND PARK ZOO PROGRAMS

Advanced Inquiry Master’s Program Information Sessions

Registration: To RSVP, email aip@zoo.org or call 206.548.2581

SCIENCE IN THE OUTDOORS: Hidden Food Webs

SCIENCE ACTION CLUB (SAC): Activity Leader Training – Bug Safari

PERSPECTIVES IN ENVIRONMENT & CULTURE: Wildlife in Our Communities


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Thank you for the 300 + who made WSTA 2017 in Pasco a success!  The program is still available below.  Soon we will have links to exhibitor and speaker information from those who provided such. 


WSTA 2017 conference program


Excel file of Sessions

                                 We will be posting speaker and workshop links over the next several days. 

Phillip Bell  Keynote Slides on  Equitable 3 D Learning

Bell_ACESSE-Equity-WSTA-Keynote-Oct2017.pdf


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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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IT'S TIME FOR THE:

NOVEMBER SCIENCE AND BREWS! 

Next one November 14th

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

Here is the flyer 

and brief info:


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.”  

NOVEMBER REGISTRATION LINK

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 registration page for more information.  

DECEMBER REGISTRATION LINK

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.  

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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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Why Join WSTA?

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.

 

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:


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 Spring or Summer 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!


Thank you to all Exhibitors, Presenters, Speakers, and MEMBERS and GUESTS!

Please provide feedback directly to mcnamara@wsu.edu!


 Keep checking back for details on WSTA 2018 in Bellingham  Oct 19 to 21

Place TBD

Ideas, Suggestions for WSTA 2018?

Upcoming events

Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:00 PM • Olympia, WA, Three Magnets Brewing
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