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Registration Open for Online JASON Academy Spring Courses for Grades
For the Knowledge, the Company, the Exhibition… Don’t
NSTA Press® Proudly Presents... "Must-Have"
New Books for Spring!
Excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics
Education Week Slated for March 16–22
Building a Presence for Science Reaches Record Numbers
Gain Maximum Value From Your Membership Dollar All
Open for Online JASON Academy Spring Courses for Grades 4–9
The JASON Academy for Online Science Teaching and Learning,
in cooperation with the NSTA Institute, announces its spring course
session for middle and elementary teachers. Beginning on April 7,
the five-week courses will focus on life, physical, and Earth sciences
and carry five Continuing Education Units and optional graduate
credit. Teachers may register for Introduction to Online
Learning; Earth in the Solar System; Structure of the Earth; Earth's
History; Ocean Science; Aquatic Ecology; Water Quality; Transfer
of Energy; Forces and Motion; Electricity and Magnetism; Assessment
of Student Science Literacy; and Teaching Project-Based Science
by visiting the Academy website at www.jason.org/academy.
For questions or to register by phone, call (888) 527-6600. NSTA
members receive a 10% discount on registration! Register soon, as
space is limited. For information regarding other NSTA Institute
programs, visit http://institute.nsta.org.
the Knowledge, the Company, the Exhibition… Don’t Miss Philadelphia!
your busy schedule allows, NSTA offers the perfect registration
for you to attend its 51st National Convention in Philadelphia,
March 27–30. Your best buy is the 2–4 day registration, of course,
but also available are One-Day Only, Last Day Only, and Nonteaching
Spouse/Guest Registrations, PLUS special reduced rates for students!
And to avoid waiting in line on-site, register online now, by visiting
will be an intense and exciting four days of featured speakers,
an exhibit hall showcase, short courses, and workshops planned around
three interest strands:
Leaders and Effecting Change topics include policies, aligning
assessments with Standards, professional development, coordination
of reform efforts, and selection and implementation of programs.
In-Service Teachers will offer building blocks of knowledge
and awareness of the many facets of educating students, from classroom
management to evaluation techniques and dealing with unique student
populations…perfect for networking.
Education sessions focus on diversity, materials acquisition,
connecting with students, and meeting the challenges associated
with urban or rural culture.
from an unforgettable blue ribbon group of speakers, including
Morgan, NASA’s Educator Astronaut
- Dr. Ben
Carson, well-known inspirational speaker and highly regarded physician
…And a host
of luminaries from throughout the scientific community!
And don’t forget
the social side: family-friendly tours of the city’s historical
and cultural treasures, fine dining, and fun in one of America’s
For the full
convention agenda, to register, and to make housing reservations,
in Science, Technology, and Mathematics Education Week Slated for
Get ready for
Excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics Education (ESTME)
Week, March 16–22. ESTME Week can excite students about science,
mathematics, and technology and stimulate student interest in pursuing
careers in these fields. The week is organized by the White House
Office of Science and Technology Policy and other public and private
organizations, including NSTA. For more information, visit www.ostp.gov/html/gstw.html.
Press® Proudly Presents... "Must-Have" New
Books for Spring!
The Spring 2003
edition of the NSTA Recommends® catalog of books
and resources for science educators will be in members' mailboxes
this week, featuring a wide array of practical, peer-reviewed resources
for teachers at all grade levels.
New titles from
NSTA Press® are Everyday Assessment in the Science
Classroom, edited by Mike Atkin and Janet E. Coffey; Light,
the third title in the highly regarded Stop Faking It! series
by Bill Robertson; Decay and Renewal, third in the Cornell
Scientific Inquiry Series; Inquiring Safely: A Guide for Middle
School Teachers by Terry Kwan and Juliana Texley (following
up their successful guide for elementary teachers, Exploring
Safely); and Help, I'm Teaching Middle School Science
by C. Jill Swango and Sally Boles Steward. Safety in the Elementary
Science Classroom, the NSTA Press® best-selling quick
reference flipchart, has been delightfully redesigned and completely
updated for its Spring '03 release.
All of the hundreds
of books in the newest catalog are also available in the NSTA Science
Store online at http://store.nsta.org and many may be previewed
free. NSTA members receive a 20% discount on all NSTA Press®
products, and 10% off other catalog items.
a Presence for Science Reaches Record Numbers
Building a Presence for Science, NSTA’s largest teacher outreach
initiative, had more participants join the online system than during
any previous month of this networking program's history. More than
2,200 science education leaders in districts, schools, and in other
science education settings signed up to receive information on the
teaching and learning opportunities offered by the Building a Presence
for Science monthly e-blasts and are now able to contribute to their
state’s dialogue about standards-based teaching and learning. Since
1996, Building a Presence has been enabling teachers to be more
effective in using national and state standards-based practices.
Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia are participants,
and the ExxonMobil Foundation is the major funder. For more information,
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