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Address Evolution Issue
Address Evolution Issue
NSTA '04 Ballot Won't Be the Longest...Just the Best!
Here’s Your Chance to Run for Office
Share Your Knowledge and Experiences—Write for NSTA
NSTA Reports Kicks Off the
School Year With a New Look
3 Fall Convention Agendas, Details Announced; Registration
Program In the Mail
NSTA Now Makes It Easier to Spread Annual Membership
Dues Over Time—Automatically With Your Credit Card
the school year begins, New Mexico and Texas are being challenged
to include tenets of intelligent design in science standards and
textbooks. NSTA fully supports the teaching of evolution and encourages
states and districts to resist any efforts to include non-scientific
theories in science teaching. We encourage you to monitor the issue
in your state and voice your support for quality science education.
For a synopsis of the activity and to view the NSTA position statement
on The Teaching of Evolution, go to http://www.nsta.org/main/news/stories/nsta_story.php?news_story_ID=48498.
'04 Ballot Won't Be the Longest...Just the Best! Here’s Your Chance
to Run for Office
The NSTA Nominations
Committee invites NSTA members to run for an office on the 2004–05
NSTA Board of Directors or Council and help lead our growing Association.
Apply before September 10, and you could have the opportunity
to enhance your career skills, network with other teachers, and
support science education at local, state, and national levels.
Consider running for one of ten open positions, including President-Elect;
Director of the High School, College, or Coordination and Supervision
Divisions; or Director of one of the following NSTA Districts:
District of Columbia, and Maryland
V—Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
IX—Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
XI—Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
XV—Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
XVII—Alaska, Oregon, and Washington
For more information
or to download the nomination form, go to www.nsta.org/forms/2004nominationform.pdf.
Questions? Contact Lori Pinson at 800-722-NSTA, or e-mail her at
Your Knowledge and Experiences—Write for NSTA Journals
regarded member journals have announced upcoming issue themes for
the 2003–2004 publishing year, along with deadlines for related
article submissions. NSTA’s ability to present vital information
to support your science teaching efforts is due in large part to
the insightful editorial contributions from the field, which ensures
that your journals will continue to influence the discussion of
important issues such as professional development, interdisciplinary
instruction, core content, assessment, and many others. Submit your
article proposal online at http://msrs.nsta.org
for the following upcoming theme issues:
Children article submission deadlines are Sept. 1 for
the January 2004 issue, featuring “Science and Mathematics Integration,”
and Oct. 1 for the February issue highlighting “Professional
deadlines are Sept. 1 for the January 2004 issue, to
focus on “Science Fairs”—organization and management tips
to maximize student participation…and alternative presentation formats
and Oct. 1 for the February 2004 issue, showcasing “Professional
Development”—committee work, national certification, summer
programs, grants, and conferences. The journal also seeks manuscripts
on “assessment strategies aligned with inquiry instruction, yet
capable of improving scores on standardized tests.”
Teacher posts its first deadline of Nov. 1, 2003, for
the March 2004 issue featuring “Teaching Science in Multicultural
Watch for additional
2004 deadlines and journal themes in upcoming editions of NSTA
Reports Kicks Off the School Year With a New
members—look for the first issue of the new, redesigned NSTA
Reports to arrive in the mail shortly. We gave the NSTA members-only
newspaper a fresh look with a sleek new design, new typeface, and
four-color photos. But we kept such popular articles and columns
as the Science Teacher’s Grab Bag, which provides information on
free materials and low-cost resources for your classroom; summer
programs for science teachers; NewsBits and Bulletins; plus all
the major news and information about science and K–12 education.
We’ve also added a new column from the NSTA Executive Director so
we can keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in science education.
Take a look at your August/September issue, then e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us what you
like—or don’t like—about the new look! And thanks for
your support for NSTA and NSTA Reports over the years.
Fall Convention Agendas, Details Announced; Registration Program In
program agendas, featured speakers, special events, travel and hotel
details, and more—you’ll find it all in NSTA’s Fall ’03 conventions
Advance Registration Program for upcoming events in Minneapolis
(Oct. 30–Nov. 1), Kansas City, Missouri (Nov. 13–15),
and Reno, Nevada (Dec. 4–6). You’ll be among the best and
the brightest in science education when you join us at any of these
2 1/2-day events—each one a unique opportunity to expand your
professional development, engage with your peers, and browse the
exciting exhibits—the newest and best in science teaching
products and services—all in one place. Someone “borrow” your
copy of the Program? You’ll find the same information and online
registration available instantly at http://www.nsta.org/conventions.
Don’t wait…take advantage of advance best prices and lock in the
best hotel choices when you register early!
Now Makes It Easier to Spread Annual Membership Dues Over Time—Automatically
With Your Credit Card
now have the option to have membership dues billed automatically
to a credit card on a quarterly or annual basis—FREE of charge.
If you choose to take advantage of this exclusive benefit, indicate
your automated payment preference (quarterly or annual) on your
next membership renewal statement, or visit https://ecommerce.nsta.org/membership/renew.asp
to renew online. Questions? Contact NSTA Member Services at (800)
722-NSTA or (703) 243-7100, or e-mail email@example.com.
Just another way NSTA is working for YOU!
Not a member
and want to join? Visit https://ecommerce.nsta.org/membership/apply.asp!
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