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NSTA Express
:  Convention
Early Bird Deadline Only One Week Away!

Welcome to NSTA Express! NSTA Express contains the latest news and information from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and is delivered to you every Monday. Best of all, the information is presented in short “news bites.” If you want to know more, simply select the quick link. As always, NSTA is working to create products and improve services for science educators. If you’re not already a member, we invite you to join the crowd!  

Table of Contents

T-Minus 168 Hours and Counting—Act Now and Save Big on Convention Registration!
NSTA Legislative Update
Ask a Question or Express an Opinion in Real-Time
Need Help Finding and Using Great Web Resources in Your Teaching?
Transform Your Teaching From Nonscience to Hands-On Science Instruction
Last Chance for Students to Submit Their Ideas for the Future

T-Minus 168 Hours and Counting—Act Now and Save Big on Convention Registration!

You only have 168 hours left to meet the early bird registration deadline for the NSTA National Convention in Philadelphia, March 27–30. Take five minutes now to register for the event and to buy tickets for social events, tours, and short courses, which sell out fast. For housing and event information and to register, visit http://www.nsta.org/conventiondetail&Meeting_Code=2003PHI.
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Legislative Update

Secretary Paige is scheduled to announce a new program for science and math education. President Bush plans to propose loan forgiveness for science teachers. And middle school teachers face new challenges with the No Child Left Behind Act: Read all about it in this issue of the NSTA Legislative Update! http://science.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2003_01_27_extra.htm
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Ask a Question or Express an Opinion in Real-Time  

NSTA’s listservs are group e-mail discussions that allow members to exchange information in a peer-to-peer forum. The listservs remove geographic boundaries from member communication and are available to you—immediately—wherever you are. Because they’re active 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you can access information from your peers when you need it. NSTA members with both e-mail service and Web access can participate. To subscribe, visit http://science.nsta.org/membership/contact.asp today!
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Need Help Finding and Using Great Web Resources in Your Teaching?

Are your students more ’Net savvy than you are? Is your district's answer to in-service training simply to circulate a dog-eared copy of Internet for Beginners among staff? The NSTA Institute is stepping into the void to bring you professional development workshops that will

  • Increase your knowledge of valuable web resources for science education that are aligned to the National Science Education Standards.
  • Enhance your ability to effectively search, evaluate, collect, and share web resources for you and your colleagues.
  • Help you leverage the Internet to enhance student learning.

For more information about NSTA’s WebWatcher Field Workshops, e-mail Mark Davis at mdavis@nsta.org; call (703) 312-9222; or visit http://webwatchers.nsta.org.
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Transform Your Teaching from Nonscience to Hands-On Science Instruction

NSTA Press® offers new help for the pre-service elementary teacher or veteran teacher who lacks a science background.  Teaching Teachers: Bringing First-Rate Science to the Elementary Classroom contains a valuable collection of 13 articles from Science & Children that offer practical, classroom-tested activities to bring good science to K–6 students.  To browse through  the book and buy it, select http://store.nsta.org/showItem.asp?product=PB167X
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Last Chance for Students to Submit Their Ideas for the Future

At close of business on Tuesday, February 4, NSTA will end the submission period for the 2003 Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards. Visit www.toshiba.com/tai/exploravision for more information about this student competition.If you have last-minute
questions, contact ExploraVision at (800) EXPLOR9.
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