WSTA 2018 CONFERENCE

 3D LEARNING: SHIFTING THE PARADIGM IN THE PNW

GO RIGHT TO CONFERENCE PAGE!  


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Science and Brews is BACK!

October 9,  7 pm 3 Magnets Brewery, Olympia

Click here to register...space is limited!

Water, water everywhere, but is there enough? 

The paradox of water in Thurston County.

 

This talk will “follow the water” as it moves through our County, from the twelve feet of rain in the Black Hills, to the dry streams in Yelm, to the amazing She Nah Nam (McAllister/Medicine Springs) gushing water, to the wastewater feeding our summer creek flow. Some of the data to be presented were identified or calculated as part of the intensive data evaluation efforts in the aftermath of the Washington Supreme Court’s Hirst decision in late 2016. Kevin Hansen will present some of the big and the small data about water in Thurston County – and also some of the story behind how we know it.

 Speaker biography:

 Kevin Hansen, LHg. LG, LEED AP is County Hydrogeologist for Thurston County, Washington. He has 36 years of experience with hydrogeology, water resource evaluations, and environmental remediation at hundreds of sites in the U.S., Taiwan and Mexico. He is a Licensed Hydrogeologist in Washington State and holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees, multiple professional certificates, and one U.S. Patent. He was an early responder at numerous leaks, spills, fish kills, fires, floods, an explosion and an earthquake. Mr. Hansen and his wife produced the 2010 documentary Nicotine Bees, and have a new documentary The Commons to be released this summer.

  Kevin Hansen, LHg, LG, LEED AP | County Hydrogeologist

Thurston County Water Resources


When you are done with Science Brew (or before, depending on the date)

You can Science and Sip! 

Full Fall Schedule Link Here

in Port Townsend!

Ben Thomas of Port Townsend Vineyards 

The Science & Art of Wine Making

Link to Registration Here!

When         Tuesday, October 2, 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Place        Port Townsend Vineyards, 2640 W Sims Way

Speaker Prior to coming to Port Townsend Vineyards in 2016, Ben made wine for Montinore Estates in Forest Grove, Oregon



WSTA Conference 2018



Oct 19 and 20

Bellingham, WA

 3D Learning: Shifting the Paradigm in the PNW


The program is set,  see the links below

Please note...once you register for the conference, you can sign up for specific workshops.

This is new this year, based on demand and based on space limitations. You wanted a lesser number of more in depth workshops, so we have that for you.

Each workshop on Friday and on Saturday has a limit, which is listed in the General Schedule, and on each days' schedule.

It will also be listed in the app 


(Attendify,  see below for information)

So first, register for the conference then await word on signing up for specific workshops.

GO TO CONFERENCE PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION 


GENERAL SCHEDULE


LIST OF FRIDAY SHORTCOURSES

(PLEASE NOTE THAT POGIL, AND THE SCIENCE FELLOW EMERITUS EVENTS ARE SEPARATE EVENTS WITH SEPARATE REGISTRATIONS)


POGIL Registration link: https://pogil.org/workshops-events/events


LIST OF WORKSHOPS ON SATURDAY!


GO DIRECT TO REGISTRATION PAGE


SCIENCE FELLOWS EMERITUS SEPARATE FRIDAY SESSION AND FIELD TRIP REGISTRATION

(Emeritus Session and Field Trip is Registered as a separate event.  if you also want to attend the Conference Saturday,  you need to register as an Attendee,  neither one automatically registers for the other).


GO DIRECT TO FIELD TRIP REGISTRATION


Book an Awards Banquet Ticket

Fun and Fellowship, Great Meal!


BOOK A LODGING ROOM AT THE HOTEL


(CAN ONLY BOOK ONE ROOM AT A TIME OR CALL 360 685 8103 CODE IS WSTA 2018)


Book a room at the Best Western Heritage Inn


(3.5 miles/10 min from Sheraton,  slightly cheaper.

click the link above,  code is WSTA2018)


GET BELLINGHAM VISITOR INFORMATION HERE


THE EXHIBIT HALL IS FULL, THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR TEACHERS!



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WSTA Mission and Goals

The Washington Science Teachers Association is an organization dedicated to advocating and promoting quality science education at all levels of instruction. Our goals include:


  • 1.      Promoting professional knowledge and growth.
  • 2.      Maintaining an ongoing communication network for science educators.
  • 3.      Exploring and supporting curriculum development.
  • 4.      Recognizing and rewarding excellence.
  • 5.      Creating public awareness of the importance of quality science education.
  • 6.      Forming an organized voice on pertinent legislative policies and issues.

To help meet these goals, WSTA does the following:


Maintains an active website (www.wsta.net) with the latest information on science education and professional development, and an on line learning center.

Produces the WSTA Quarterly Journal and newsletter with the latest information on Science Education in the State and Nation.

Provides direct notification, through the website and email on professional development from variety of sources and for all grade levels and subjects.

An organized voice promoting science education in Olympia

Conducts ongoing up to date Professional Development on implementing the Next Generation Science Standards.

We always welcome your membership and encourage you to become actively involved!

Ongoing activities that WSTA is conducting to serve you by meeting our goals include

  Regional reps make personal contact with each regional member regularly to update them on WSTA activities and solicit their ideas for professional development and other support.

  Develop and provide low-cost professional development on the next generation science standards, including:          

   “Progression through the Waves” on Physical Sciences standards relating to wave functions, which reached over 100 school districts. 

Washington States Earth History Progression through the Earth (and Life) Science standards: Grade K-5: famous fossils of WA; 6 to 8 The Origin of Washington’s geologic landscapes; 9-12: Co-evolution of Earth and Life in Washington

  Working with our representatives at OSPI to help ensure quality implementation of the NGSS and of assessment, WSTA members are routinely on the teams for assessment development and review and provide input to OSPI on quality assessment.

  Offering the next WSTA Annual Conference October 19 and 20th in Bellingham “3D Learning: Shifting the Paradigm in the NW””  Provide thousands of dollars in science teacher awards and in scholarships to pre-service and new teachers!.

  Will Co-Host the NSTA Regional Conference in Seattle Dec 2019:  “Fostering a Culture of Science”


WSTA JOURNAL WINTER 2018 IS HERE!

Members can read and download here!

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Take a look at these great STEM/NGGS opportunities for you and your students!

From WSTA Direct to You, this PD is on demand,  we bring it when and where YOU want:

Learn about the NGSS through Washington Geology

PDF Flyer for the Burke Museum Washington Geology PD Opportunity


Learn about the NGSS through Wave Functions K through 12!

PDF Flyer for the Progression through the Waves

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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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Information on 

Scholarships and Awards  Contact CoCo Carlson at sciawards@gmail.com

Washington Excellence in Science Education Award

 Get the application form here!

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Genes in Space--learning competition opportunity for MS and HS

Present a plan for Genetics Research in Space to NASA!

Get the entry information here!

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American GeoSciences Institute 

Recognition for Outstanding GeoSciences Teachers!

2018 Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.

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Schedule of Science Competitions and Events in Washington 2018

click on weblinks in the document above.

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See the Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California Science Teachers Organizations 

Featured by NGSS

White Paper to the NGSS and NSTA on what is needed in NGSS Instructional Materials

 

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.

In order to get this discount,  you MUST go to the www.nsta.org website, follow the buttons to membership, state membership, joint membership (NSTA/WSTA), you can join or renew from there.


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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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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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Upcoming events

Sunday, August 05, 2018 7:30 AM • 4 Points by Sheraton Hotel Pickup and Drop Off
Thursday, August 16, 2018 • Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham
Saturday, September 15, 2018 • Three Magnets Brewing, Olympia, WA
Saturday, September 15, 2018 • Port Townsend Vineyards, 2640 Sims Way
Friday, October 19, 2018 • Four Points By Sheraton Bellingham
Friday, October 19, 2018 7:00 AM • Four Points By Sheraton Bellingham, Bellingham, WA
Friday, October 19, 2018 8:00 AM • 4 points by Sheraton Bellingham
Friday, October 19, 2018 9:00 AM • 4 Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel and Conference Center
Friday, October 19, 2018 9:00 AM • 4 Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel and Conference Center
Friday, October 19, 2018 1:00 PM • 4 Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel and Conference Center
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