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NTEN Fall Professional Development Courses Open… Some Free or at Reduced Tuition… IF You Hurry!
NSTA Legislative Update
NSTA’s The Science Teacher Seeking Field Editor (No Relo Required!)
Final Food Safety Science Workshop Set for Florida; Register by Aug. 14

NSTA Partners with NASA to Offer Two Middle–Level Educator Programs

NTEN Fall Professional Development Courses Open… Some Free or at Reduced Tuition… IF You Hurry!

Created by Montana State University and supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN) delivers quality teaching resources and professional development opportunities through the NSTA Institute online directly to K–14 science teachers. Several of the fall NTEN Elementary courses—which start September 8 and later—are being piloted for the second time and are offered FREE to participants, and three of the astronomy courses for secondary teachers are being offered at a reduced fee, as they are sponsored with outside funding from NASA. For the full course schedule, go to http://www.scienceteacher.org/courses.htm

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NSTA Legislative Update

The House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow loan forgiveness for future science and math teachers who agree to teach in a high-need school for five years. Read more about it in this issue of the NSTA Legislative Update. Continued here: http://science.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2003_07_21_legnet.htm

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NSTA’s The Science Teacher Seeking Field Editor (No Relo Required!)

The August 1 deadline is quickly approaching for candidates to submit their applications to become the next in–the–field Field Editor for The Science Teacher, NSTA’s journal for high school science teachers. (Thanks to electronic communications and airplanes, relocation is not required.) For a full description of the Field Editor’s responsibilities and qualifications, please go to http://science.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2003_07_21_extra.htm

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Final Food Safety Science Workshop Set for Florida; Register by Aug. 14

In partnership with The NSTA Institute, Albertsons, Inc., one of the nation’s largest retail food and drug chains, will present the final workshop in its series on food safety next month. Albertsons/NSTA Professional Development Workshop in Food Safety Science— aimed at middle level and high school science, agriscience, family and consumer science educators—will take place August 23–24, in Sanford, Florida. This two–day event led by experienced educators offers a unique professional development opportunity for teachers to engage in the activities provided in the FDA/NSTA Science and Our Food Supply curricula in preparation for leading these activities in the classroom. All costs for the workshop are covered by Albertsons, and participants pay only a $30 meals fee. Registration deadline is August 14. For more information and to register, visit http://www.nsta.org/pd/institute.aspxcourses_albertsons.asp

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NSTA Partners with NASA to Offer Two Middle Level Educator Programs

NSTA is offering two exciting Fall symposium programs in conjunction with NASA.  To be held onsite at NSTA’s upcoming Conventions in Kansas City, Missouri, and Reno, Nevada, the events are designed for middle–level educators (grades 5–8). The Hubble Space Telescope–Core Science Content Update  (http://www.nsta.org/pd/institute.aspxcourses_symposium_hubble.asp) program to be presented November 15–16 in Kansas City, will discuss how to integrate the latest scientific discoveries from the Hubble Space Telescope into the classroom. The NASA Aerospace Technology/Aeronautics-Core Science Content Update (http://www.nsta.org/pd/institute.aspxcourses_symposium_aero.asp) program will be presented December 6–7 in Reno, led by leading aerospace engineers and education specialists.  The program will focus on the latest innovations in aerospace technology and linking this content to classroom activities. To learn more or to register for these programs, visit http://institute.nsta.org. For information and to register for the Kansas City, Reno, (and Minneapolis) NSTA fall conventions, go to http://www.nsta.org/conventions.

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