Announcing the WSTA Annual Conference!
The Next Waves of Science: NGSS, CCSS and STEM!
October 23, 24 and 25th
Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington
General Conference questions
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Interested in a sponsorship?
Contact John McNamara at McNamara@wsu.edu
The Oregon Science Teachers Association 55th Annual Fall Conference on Science Education
October 16-18, 2015
Central Oregon Community College
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!
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.
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 MESA.org webpage.
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