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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NEW SHELL SCIENCE LAB CHALLENGE REGIONAL..

The NEW Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge Competition recognizes exceptional and innovative science educators, to recognize outstanding K–12 school programs for their exemplary approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources, and raise awareness and exposure of the outstanding work being done in the science education field in the following targeted areas near Shell assets.

SEE FULL INFORMATION BELOW,  GO TO NSTA WEB FOR DETAILS

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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.

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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QUICK LINK TO DECEMBER 

OLYMPIA SCIENCE AND BREWS

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SHELL SCIENCE LAB REGIONAL

I want to give you a heads up regarding the new program, the Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge which is targeting k-12 science teachers in your districts.

This is an offshoot program of the national Shell Science Lab Challenge.

 

The targeted areas are:

•Mobile, AL

•Martinez, CA (Martinez Unified School District, Mt. Diablo Unified School District)

•Carson, CA (LAUSD in Carson, Mormon Island, Signal Hill, Van Nuys, Colton, Long Beach)

•Convent, LA (St. James Parish)

•Geismar, LA (Ascension Parish)

•Norco, LA (St. Charles Parish, St. John Parish)

•New Orleans, LA (Jefferson Parish, Orleans Parish, Terrebonne Parish, and LaFourche Parish)

•Monaca, PA (Central Valley, Aliquippa, W. Beaver, Beaver, Rochester, N. Brighton, Riverside, Beaver Falls, Blackhawk)

•Deer Park, TX (Deer Park ISD, Pasadena ISD, LaPorte ISD)

•Kermit, TX (Kermit ISD and Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD)

•Puget Sound, WA (Anacortes SD, La Conner SD, Mt. Vernon SD, Burlington-Edison SD, Sedro-Wooley SD, Concrete SD)

•Houston, TX (Region 4 Education Service Center)

 These teachers have an opportunity to apply and win for these regions (12 above) support packages for a science lab makeover at the elementary and middle levels of $10k,and at the high school level of $15k.

 As incentive for you to nominate and have teachers apply Shell has included a stipend to thank you for your assistance.

 

You may nominate a teacher by going to the Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge page and click nominate:

http://www.nsta.org/shellsciencelab/regional.aspx

 

I will be following up with each district director who has submitted nominees for the stipend in the spring.

 I may be extending the deadline, but for now the deadline is 12/15/17.

 Please nominate your colleagues today!

 

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me via e-mail.

I will be attending the New Orleans area conference this week and will have a session for both lab challenges and the Shell teacher awards also.

 

Thank you.

  

Kind Regards,

Amanda Upton; Senior Manager, Nominations and Teacher Awards Programs

Program Manager, Shell Science Lab Challenge; 1840 Wilson Blvd.

Arlington, VA 22201; 703.312.9217 (p)


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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SEE THE NEWEST WHITE PAPER ON 

Priority Features of NGSS-Aligned Instructional Materials

Recommendations for Publishers, Reviewers and Educators. 

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This is a joint effort of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington Science Teachers Associations, to help act as a guide to anyone preparing educational materials related to the NGSS.


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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:

DECEMBER SCIENCE AND BREWS! 

Next one December 12th

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

Here is the flyer 

and brief info:


December 12:  We have Paula Swedeen presenting on her work with wolves.  Her presentation scheduled for the 12th is entitled:  “Of Wolves and People:  The Science Behind Transforming Conservation Conflicts.”  

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?

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