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.



ELECTION RESULTS ARE HERE!

Thank you for supporting your society and profession by voting!

 

From Andy Boyd,   WSTA President:

Congratulations to the 2017 WSTA Board.

The elections for the 2017 WSTA are complete.  Thank you to all who ran for a position and all of the amazing things you do for science education. Here is some information about the elected new members and a statement.

If you are interested in learning more about the WSTA Board, please contact Andy Boyd, President (boydscience@gmail.com) or any board member.

Thank you again and have a wonderful summer!

 

John P McNamara - President-Elect; Pullman

I have thoroughly enjoyed and learned from my work with WSTA and WSTA Board, and hope I have been effective in helping maintain and grow WSTA as a premier professional service society. It is imperative we continue to lead in all areas of effective science instruction for the students and society of the future.  I look forward to helping lead Science Education in our state through work with ESDs, Districts, the OSPI, schools and teachers to fully implement the spirit and letter of the NGSS and provide the best support and training we can for all our science teachers.

Dana Marsden - Recording Secretary; Mountlake Terrace

WSTA is a leader in and resource for science teaching professionals in Washington.  With your support, I will be able to continue to play a part in these efforts. As Recording Secretary, I am tasked with maintaining accurate records of meetings and planning sessions. As a member of the Board, I have the opportunity to support the design and implementation of professional development for science teachers in meeting the NGSS standards. With your support, I am asking to be able to continue to be a part of supporting this essential work for all teachers across our state.

Midge Yergen - Region 4 Representative; Yakima

The face of science education is changing.  With the implementation of the Washington State Science Learning Standards (NGSS), and the paradigm shift to three dimensional learning, many educators are feeling anxious about these new challenges. In addition, we must be mindful of providing equitable science experiences for ALL students. As a Regional Representative for WSTA, I’d continue to support teacher learning and professional development through regional and State activities, and serve the needs of the WSTA board. I’d like to continue serving as your Region IV voice on the WSTA board and serving you, my colleagues for another term.

Jonathan Frostad - Region 5 Representative; Oak Harbor

In an era of rising disbelief in scientific facts and distrust of scientists, the job of science educators is more critical than ever. In addition, the next generation of science learners will occupy a world in which they must be more scientifically literate than any previous generation. The task of science educators is to ensure ALL students achieve new heights of literacy despite recent opposing trends. As your representative, I will continue to provide you with professional development and tools to assist you in our mission of preparing ALL students for the technological world that awaits them.

Don Pruett Jr - Region 6 Representative; Puyallup

I would feel honored to continue to serve as your Region 6 Representative. I will do my best to to represent you. I will work towards making the next WSTA Conference a success.

Carmen Kardokus -  Region 7 Representative; Olympia

My name is Carmen Kardokus and I am interested in continuing to serve as the regional representative for region 7.  As the regional representative, I will work to provide timely and needed professional development opportunities which serve to benefit my area.  I will continue to relay science related information to the members of my region and seek feedback on how to best serve their needs.  I will seek to innovate and be creative in providing new opportunities such as the Oly Science Brews lecture series which I began this spring.  If I am selected I will do my best to promote authentic and useful professional development opportunities based on the needs of both teachers and students.

 

 

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

Please let us know what you would like to see/learn next...in Olympia or ANYwhere in the State!

 

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

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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