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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Just Happening....Science & Brews
Come visit, relax, network, have a brew or something,
learn about great science concepts and applications!
SPACE LIMITED TO 30!
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
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:
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
'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.