Announcing the WSTA Annual Conference!

The Next Waves of Science:  NGSS, CCSS and STEM!

October 23, 24 and 25th   

Conference Web Page 

Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington

  Conference App now available

General Conference questions

Contact Lisa Chen at


Exhibitor Questions

Contact Nancy Ridenour at

Interested in a sponsorship?

Contact John McNamara at

The Oregon Science Teachers Association 55th Annual Fall Conference on Science Education

October 16-18, 2015

Central Oregon Community College

Bend, OR

Join us in Bend for what is shaping up to be an exciting conference. 

Joe Krajcik and Emily Miller, NGSS writing team members will be presenting Pre-Conference Workshops on Friday. In addition, a variety of local area workshops and tours are available on that Pre-Conference Friday afternoon. Seating is limited for these pre-conference activities, so register early!
Pre-Registration begins at McMennamin's Old St. Francis School at 5pm on Friday.  Pick up your registration materials, then join us for some refreshments and meet our distinguished guests.

The Conference starts Saturday morning with a panel discussion with Stephen Pruitt, Joe Krajcik, Emily Miller, and Cary Sneider. Following are concurrent sessions and exhibitors displaying their products and services along with things to take back to your classroom.

Join us at the High Desert Museum to celebrate excellent science teaching at the Awards Banquet Saturday night.

STEM is the topic for Sunday morning's activities. The state of STEM in Oregon with Mark Lewis will be followed by a variety of STEM Challenge Activities hosted by Cary Sneider for all grade levels and content areas.

The registration discount code for WSTA Members to receive the OSTA Member discount to our conference is:WSTA/OSTA2015.  

Register Today!

WSTA Board Retreat 

Professional Development Planning

During the annual WSTA Board retreat on August 6-8, 2015; WSTA Board members and elected Regional Representatives met to finalize professional development plans to deliver training to teachers and administrators for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. One of the primary strategic directions of the Washington State Science Teachers Association is to provide science education training throughout Washington State; and this year WSTA plans to conduct a 6-7 hour training in each region of the state to train teachers how to fully utilize the science practices, science content, and cross-cutting concepts related to the new Washington State Science Learning Standards. Each of our ten regional representatives will lead the training in their own region after spending 35-50 hours preparing to deliver this professional development. All interested in participating in the training can register in September on our website. We hope you will join us!


Washington MESA Engineering Design and Computer Science Day 

Over 250 students attending a full day of workshops, and participated in creating mobile applications and design challenges at the Microsoft Conference Center last Saturday. To see more pictures from the event check out the MESA Day menu on Washington webpage.

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Upcoming events

Friday, October 23, 2015 • Shorecrest High School
Friday, October 23, 2015 • Shoreline
Friday, October 23, 2015 • Shorecrest High School
Friday, October 23, 2015 8:00 AM • Various; depart and return to hotel
Friday, October 23, 2015 8:30 AM • Shoreline Conference Center - Horizon Room, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
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