Event Calendar

 

Washington Science Teachers Association

For General WSTA Information,  Contact President Roy Beven  rbeven@fidalgo.net

 For Membership OR  Conference Questions,  contact John McNamara  McNamara@wsu.edu 509 592 0099

For Financial Questions and mailing,  contact Karen Madsen, 2911 88th Street SE

Everett WA 98208, (253) 891-1662

Come to the New "Oly Science and Brews"  Starting March 7th!

See the Professional Development on Waves .....it will be for all grades and teachers!

 

See our pages on the upcoming 2017 Annual Conference Oct 20 to 22 at Chiawana HS in Pasco!

Registration is open....Submit a Proposal,   Register as an Exhibitor or an Attendee!  (all presenters must register)

       

Upcoming events

    • Friday, October 20, 2017
    • Sunday, October 22, 2017
    • Chiawana High School, 8125 Argent Road, Pasco, WA 99301

    WSTA 2017  Annual Conference

    3-Dimensional Learning in the Tri-Cities

    Exhibitor Registration

    The Washington Science Teachers’ Association (WSTA) invites you to join us as an exhibitor at our annual conference, October 20 to 22, 2017.  We will be at Chiawana High School in Pasco, A wonderful new school building outstanding for personal contact with all the attendees.

      In the heart of Washington State's Science, Engineering and Technology hub , it is an ideal location for Washington Science Teachers to gather and gain insight into Science education. 

    In addition the conference gives teachers opportunities to explore the new Next Generation Science Standards, science instructional materials and engage in dialogue with science professionals through workshops and exhibits. 

    The State of Washington continues to move forward with STEM and NGSS teaching, and our keynote speaker is the new Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal to speak on education in our state.

    We expect another great turnout of science and STEM teachers in all subjects and grade levels and we hope you can join us!

    Give a Presentation 


    In addition to being an exhibitor; consider being a presenter at the conference. We are looking for presentations coordinated with the conference theme, “3-D Learning in the Tri-Cities."  This is a chance for any grade level, any subject to be presented. 

    Presentations need to address the Next Generation Science Standards adopted by Washington State. They should also fall into one of our strands for the conference. Presentations that are hands-on/minds-on are encouraged. Please remember that the presentation in educational for our attendees and not a time to sell product.  Below is the link for the call for proposals.

    After September 15th, 2017 we can still accept exhibitors on a first come first served basis, and not guaranteed, and for an additional 25% fee BUT we would still love to have you.

    Your Role as Exhibitor


    Those involved in education, teaching professionals and those providing material support, share common interests. One of these interests is sharing new products, techniques, and innovative ideas to enhance the educational process. 

    Attendees to the conference enthusiastically visit the Exhibits Area to consider new products and ideas demonstrated by WSTA exhibitors. To insure a high flow of traffic by your booth will be in a large room open to the entrance foyer.  This room will be the central gathering place for the conference. 

    We will also have a reception Saturday afternoon in this hall.  This has been well attended and has been a positive experience for attendees and the exhibitors.

    Conference Demographics


    We are anticipating between 300 to 500 Teachers of Science at the 2017 WSTA Conference. These will include teachers, local and state administrators, department chairs, university science methods professors, pre-service teachers, and informal science educators. Classroom teachers specializing in all grade levels, from kindergarten through university age, are represented.

    Conference Site


    The conference will be held at Chiawana High School on Argent Road in Pasco, just off the Road 68 exit on I-182.   The exhibits will be in the cafeteria of the building,  which is a very large,open airy place,  that will be the main entry way for the conference. in the main hall of the convention center.

    CONFERENCE HOTEL

    We have rooms booked at the Pasco Red Lion, just a few minutes from the School,  that will be our headquarters hotel for the board.  We also have rooms booked at the Pasco Holiday Inn Express.

    Call 1-800-REDLION and ask for WSTA October 19 to 22!

    Booth Details


    The conference will be held at Chiawana High School,  8125 Argent Road off of Road 68 in Pasco.  

    Setup will be Friday late afternoon and evening.   Refreshments will be provided.  

    The exhibits will be open from 7:30 to 6 pm  on Saturday,  with a reception from 4:30 to 6 for all attendees. 

     Information about the pipe and drape vendor will be emailed to you. You may order extra furniture and booth signs through them. Booths will be 8’ x 10’.  Two chairs, one table, and draping will be provided. There are only 60 booths available this year, so please sign up early. 

    Final booth assignments will be made in late September. Spaces will be held on a first come basis.


    · Booth registration is for one person per booth and normal services. (e.g. Pipe and drape, lunch and one table and two chairs per booth). Additional services and costs provided upon request.


    For more information on Premier Booth locations or questions regarding exhibitors contact:
     


    Nancy Ridenour (Exhibit Hall Chairperson)           Email: wstaexhibithall@gmail.com

    All conference questions  John McNamara McNamara@wsu.edu 509 592 0099

    DATES AND DEADLINES

    Exhibit Hall  hours- Friday October 20: Set up for Vendors from 3:30 to 8 pm 

    Saturday open fro 7:30 am to 6 pm, with a 4:30 to 6 pm reception,  food and no-host bar and prizes.

    Vendor open from 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday, vendors close at 5 pm.

    Tear down for exhibitors at 6 pm.

    No Exhibit hall on Sunday

    Exhibitor reservations due Sept. 15th.  Payment is due at the time of online registration.  Online registration is the only method to be used.  After Sept 15th vendors can still register but for 25 % more.


    EXHIBITOR RESERVATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE CANNOT be guaranteed inclusion in the conference program and will be charged a 25% service charge.

    • Friday, October 20, 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • Sunday, October 22, 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Chiawana High School, 8125 W Argent Rd, Pasco, WA 99301

    Washington Science Teachers Association

    Fall 2017 Annual Meeting

    3-D Learning in the Tri-Cities!

    October 20 to 22, 2017

    Chiawana High School, Pasco WA

    Themes and strands:


    • All Standards, All Students (Equity in the NGSS)
    • STEM Certification for All Teachers
    • Progressing through the Standards
    •  NGSS in the Elementary Grades
    • ·Integrating Energy, Engineering and Science
    • History and Future--Engineering in Washington

    Keynote Speakers: 

    Mr. Chris Reykdahl  

    WA Superintendent of Public Instruction

    Dr. Phillip Bell,  Univ of WA

    "Equitable 3D science instruction for all students"

    We will be stressing STEM FOR ALL—all students with all career interests.

     

    There will be several field trips to local Universities, parks, museums, hospitals, tech centers, agricultural science centers, environmental science research and many more!

       

    Conference Chair:   Mary Wise   mary.wise@rsd.edu

    Conference Coordinator:  John P McNamara  mcnamara@wsu.edu      509 592 0099

    Vendor Chair:  Nancy Ridenour  wstaexhibithall@gmail.com

    Hotel Rooms Blocked at The Pasco Red Lion (HQ Hotel) and The Holiday Inn Express

     

    • Friday, October 20, 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • Sunday, October 22, 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Chiawana High School, 8125 Argent Rd, Pasco, WA 98301
    WSTA 2017 Conference Proposals

    Deadline to submit proposals is July 31st, 2017. Proposals submitted after this date may be considered on a space available basis. 

    Please note all presenters and vendors are required to register for the conference.

    All session rooms have a document camera, interactive projector, whiteboard, and wireless Internet.

    In the proposal web forms you will have the opportunity to give the title, specific description, the themes and strands you will address, the length of time and day and time preferred, special needs, target audience, and specific NGSS standards you may address.

    You can view and download a Word Doc listing the information needed on the form , BUT all workshops must be submitted through the Web Form.

    Workshop Proposal Description.

    Vendors: If you registered as a vendor on the Exhibitor page, that is registration for one person.  Additional people need to register for the conference separately. If you also want to present a workshop please submit a workshop proposal.

    Criteria:  Proposals will be evaluated on the extent that they align with one or more of the Conference Strands:

    •    
    • All Standards,  All Students
    • STEM Certification for All Teachers
    • Progressing through the Standards
    • NGSS in the Elementary Grades
    • Integrating Energy, Engineering and Science
    • History and Future-Engineering in Washington State

     

    Involve participants through activities and/or discussions.     

    Align with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards.

    Are based on current and available research and issues in science, technology, engineering and/or math.

Past events

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 June Oly Science and Brews!
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 May Oly Science and Brews!
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 April Oly Science and Brews!
Saturday, February 11, 2017 Workshop on Progression for Waves and Light
Saturday, March 12, 2016 Workshop on Performance Expectation Progression for Waves and Light
Saturday, February 27, 2016 Workshop on Performance Expectation Progression for Waves and Light
Saturday, February 27, 2016 Workshop on Performance Expectation Progression for Waves and Light
Saturday, February 20, 2016 (Cancelled) Workshop on Performance Expectation Progression for Waves and Light
Saturday, February 06, 2016 Workshop on Performance Expectation Progression for Waves and Light
Friday, February 05, 2016 Workshop on Performance Expectation Progression for Waves and Light(New Date and Location)
Saturday, January 09, 2016 Workshop on Performance Expectation Progression for Waves and Light
Saturday, December 12, 2015 Workshop on Performance Expectation Progression for Waves and Light
Saturday, October 24, 2015 WSTA 2015 Awards Reception
Friday, October 23, 2015 Pacific Education Institute NGSS and ELA Together
Friday, October 23, 2015 WSTA Pre-Conference Short Course: Supporting the NGSS with Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)
Friday, October 23, 2015 WSTA 2015 Conference Field Trips & Tours
Friday, October 23, 2015 WSTA 2015 Conference in Shoreline - Registration
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Saturday, October 18, 2014 Mobius Science Center Dinner OR Sunday Box Lunch to-go Ticket
Friday, October 17, 2014 WSTA 2014 Conference in Spokane. Call for Proposals.
Friday, October 17, 2014 Add a Field Trip!
Friday, October 17, 2014 WSTA 2014 Spokane Conference Registration
Friday, October 17, 2014 WSTA 2014 Vendor Exhibitor Registration
Friday, October 17, 2014 Volunteer for WSTA 2014
Saturday, October 04, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Monday, July 14, 2014 2014 REACCH Summer Teacher Workshop
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Pacific Northwest Section 2014 Summer Conference
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Saturday, April 26, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Thursday, April 03, 2014 2014 NSTA National Conference
Monday, March 24, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Saturday, March 15, 2014 Elementary Science Instruction, the Next Generation Science Standards And Common Core
Saturday, March 15, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Friday, March 07, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Saturday, February 01, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Saturday, January 25, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Friday, January 24, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Friday, January 10, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Saturday, December 07, 2013 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Friday, December 06, 2013 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Friday, December 06, 2013 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Saturday, November 23, 2013 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Friday, November 08, 2013 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Thursday, October 24, 2013 2013 NSTA Portland Area Conference
Saturday, October 19, 2013 Integrating the K-5 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with the K-5 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
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