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Barbara Morgan, NASA’s First Educator Astronaut, To Speak at NSTA National
Convention
NSTA’s Employment Connection Coming to Philadelphia
Finally! Master the Web with On-Site/Online Professional Development
Presenters Wanted. Atlanta ’04 Convention Session Submission Deadline Fast Approaching
Albertsons, Inc., and NSTA Provide Food Safety Science Workshops
FREE for NSTA Members Only—Thousands of Geology Photos, Diagrams, Movies, and Slideshows
Philly Headquarter Hotels Add Availability-ACT FAST!

Barbara Morgan, NASA’s First Educator Astronaut, To Speak at NSTA National Convention

You won’t want to miss a special presentation by Barbara Morgan, NASA’s first Educator Astronaut. Barbara will share her experiences in the educator astronaut program and what it means to be the first science teacher to go into space. Mark your calendars now for this special featured presentation scheduled for 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m., Saturday, March 29. You can also catch her at the Aerospace Educators Luncheon from Noon–2:00 p.m. later that day. Tickets are required for the luncheon. If you have already pre-registered for the convention and would like to purchase tickets, fax a request to NSTA at (703) 243-3924, along with a method of payment (credit card or purchase order). If you have not yet pre-registered for the convention, you can purchase tickets while you register at http://www.nsta.org/main/conventions/convention_intro.php?Meeting_Code=2003PHI. Questions? Contact NSTA Member Services at (800) 722-6782 or (703) 243-7100.

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NSTA’s Employment Connection Coming to Philadelphia

Looking for a great job. . . or a new employee? NSTA is offering a job placement service at this year’s National Convention in March. Admission and participation are FREE. 

The Job Placement Center will be located in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 306, Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, 9 a.m.–12 Noon and 2 p.m.–5 p.m. Prospective employees may browse listings for, apply for, and interview on-site for job opportunities at all levels, elementary to college. Employers may view resumes, post job descriptions, and conduct interviews on-site in the space provided.

For participation details, visit http://www.nsta.org/conventionsupport&record_id=67&Meeting_Code=2003PHI, or contact Cynthia Thomas at (800) 722-NSTA (6782), ext. 231, or (703) 312-9231; or email cthomas@nsta.org.

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Finally! Master the Web with On-Site/Online Professional Development

Like the field of science, online content changes continually. Enroll in the NSTA Institute’s new Webwatcher Program, and you’ll experience a fast-paced and rewarding learning experience in finding and selecting online content… and gain new insights you can immediately use in your classroom. The April 2003 sessions offer science teachers a two-day classroom segment followed by five weeks of online collaboration from home. Enroll now for Program sessions in Houston, TX (April 7–11, extended days for afternoons-only classes); Fort Branch, IN (April 10–11); and Bethesda, MD (April 14–15). For full information, 2003 cities and schedules, and to register, visit http://webwatchers.nsta.org/

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Presenters Wanted. Atlanta ’04 Convention Session Submission Deadline Fast Approaching

Not only is April 15, 2003, the deadline for filing your you-know-what, it’s also the deadline for submitting your online proposal for session presentations at NSTA’s 2004, convention in Atlanta, GA. Strands for the April 1–4, 2004 national science teachers get-together are “Maintaining the Professional Edge,” “Science Beyond the Printed Word,” “Hooking Kids on Science,” and “Integrating Technology.” Full details, submission instructions, and the online form are at the NSTA Web site. Don’t wait! Visit http://www.nsta.org/sessions, and provide us with requested information on your proposed session. 

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Albertsons, Inc., and NSTA Provide Food Safety Science Workshops

Albertsons, Inc., one of the largest retail food and drug chains in the U.S., has partnered with the NSTA Institute to provide support for a program in Food Safety Science. This program is targeted for middle level and high school science, agriscience, and family and consumer science educators. In the past, workshops have been held in Chicago, IL, and Pullman, WA. The next workshop will be held April 11–12, 2003, in Redwood City, CA. This two-day event led by experienced educators will provide a professional development opportunity for teachers. You will engage in the activities provided in the FDA/NSTA Science and Our Food Supply curriculum, preparing you to lead these activities in your classroom. For more information, visit http://www.nsta.org/pd/institute.aspxcourses_albertsons.asp by March 21, 2003.

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FREE for NSTA Members—Thousands of Geology Photos, Diagrams, Movies and Slideshows!

Effective immediately, NSTA members have access to Videodiscovery's most comprehensive multimedia database supporting geology and earth sciences. Understanding Earth offers thousands of images, nearly an hour of full-motion video and lesson plans covering all the subjects addressed in a yearlong course. The material combines stunning visuals, sophisticated computer animation, and superior content to enrich learning and make education come to life. Visit www.nsta.org/vdl.


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Philly Headquarters Hotels Add Availability—ACT FAST!

The Philadelphia Marriott and Loews Philadelphia hotels—located immediately adjacent to the Pennsylvania Convention Center—have advised us that a limited number of additional rooms have just been made available for NSTA's National Convention, March 27–30. Act fast if you'd like to change your reservation or make new reservations at the two headquarters hotels' special convention rates: Philadelphia Marriott starts at $173; Loews Philadelphia, at $183 (excluding taxes).

Reservations or hotel changes must be made by e-mail only to NSTA@expoedge.com and must be received by 5 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, March 5. Reservations will be processed in the order in which they are received.


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