Registration Available for October Online Courses from the American
Museum of Natural History
Sign up today
for a fall course through Seminars on Science from the
American Museum of Natural History. Join teachers from around the
globe in exploring rich, diverse resources and eye-opening discussions
on up-to-date science topics.
include Earth: Inside and Out; The Ocean System; Evolution;
The Link Between Dinosaurs and Birds; and Genetics, Genomics,
Genethics. Free sample resources are available for each course
Designed for K–12 educators,
each six-week course is led by an experienced classroom teacher
and a scientist affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History.
In-depth readings and assignments paired with rich web-based discussions
assure that educators come away from each class with a deeper understanding
of both the science and the tools of scientific inquiry. Graduate
credit is available, and each participant will receive a CD of course
resources suitable for classroom use.
closes October 8 for Fall Session Two (Oct. 22–Dec. 2). Sign up by September 24 and receive a $50 early registration
discount. For more information and to register, go to learn.amnh.org
or call 800-649-6715.
Accepting Proposals for NSTA's 2008–2009 Conference Season
This is your chance to submit a session proposal
for NSTA’s 2008–2009 conferences. Our 2008 area conferences
include Charlotte, North Carolina (Oct. 30–Nov. 1); Portland,
Oregon (Nov. 20–22); and Cincinnati, Ohio (Dec. 4–6).
In 2009 NSTA will hold its national conference in New Orleans, LA
(March 19–22). Deadlines for submissions are January 15, 2008, for the 2008 area conferences, and April 15, 2008, for the New Orleans National Conference. For
more information, visit the Conferences area of the NSTA website..
the Books: A Conversation With the Authors of Nanoscale Science
You've heard about them, you've read them, and now
you can hear NSTA Press authors talking with us about their popular
books. In NSTA's fifth Behind
the Books podcast, listen in as Nanoscale Science authors
Gail Jones, Mike Falvo, and Amy Taylor describe nanostructures, the
prospects of this nexus of science disciplines and technologies, the
ethical implications, and the learning opportunities. More of these
special interviews with Tyson Brown, NSTA's Director for New Products
and Services, are in the works. Whether or not you've read the featured
books, we hope you'll find these podcasts interesting, thought-provoking,
PBS Film Celebrates the Wonders of Stargazing
in the Dark, a new film by Timothy Ferris, introduces viewers
to the rewards of first-person, hands-on astronomy and profiles
amateur astronomers who have seen and captured phenomenal images
within and beyond our solar system and galaxy. It also features
deep-space images by some of the world's most respected astrophotographers.
website includes a special section for educators and features
a robotic telescope located at a high-altitude site in New Mexico.
Students and teachers can request images of the galaxy by registering
online and then sending an e-mail specifying the object they would
like to image (for free).
The website also has
a digital star chart that can be customized for your date and location.
You can even set it to get the most suitable results depending on
whether you're observing with the unaided eye, binoculars, or a
the Dark premieres September 19 (check your
local listing for times).
Miss the Denver Earlybird Deadline: September 21!
Looking for an in-depth professional development
experience to improve your content knowledge or pedagogical understanding?
NSTA has just what you need in Denver at our Area Conference on
Science Education, November 8–10! Join us for discussions and courses
on timely and engaging topics to advance your science learning and
Sample just a few of our offerings. Elementary school
teachers can discover new hands-on activities integrating math,
science, and literacy. Middle school teachers become experts on
assessment. High school teachers can attend workshops in their disciplines,
and college professors can learn about spectroscopy and supernovae
remnants, perfect for Earth science and chemistry. How about a workshop
on force and motion fundamentals? Take part in a workshop to help
you teach science to English language learners more successfully.
And we have an exhibit hall chock-full of new products, lesson plans,
and giveaways. NSTA’s conferences have something for everyone,
and we want you to take it all back to the classroom.
Remember, when you attend our Denver conference
as a member, not only do you save the most on registration, you
get a whole year’s worth of benefits.
Register by September 21 to save. See you in Denver!
Educators: Dig Into NSTA With a Free Book PLUS $10 Off Dues!
When you make use
of the information in NSTA Express, you’re just scratching
the surface of the many ways that NSTA membership helps you be the
best science educator you can be. Science education is changing,
and you need to know how to teach to meet the new federal requirements
and state standards and assessment practices. NSTA makes it easy
for you to expand and enhance your knowledge and teaching skills,
to make your voice heard on important state and national education
issues, and to share your expertise with other members as part of
a national community of committed educators.
our annual Back to School special. Join NSTA now through September 30,
receive $10 off your individual regular* membership dues, and have
your choice of a free book: Elementary Teachers get Picture
Perfect Science Lessons; Middle School Teachers get Doing
Good Science in Middle School; and High School Teachers get
both the Student and Teacher editions of Watershed
here to join thousands of educators who find NSTA teachers’
resources unmatched. Take a look at what members enjoy.
valid only on new memberships. This offer cannot be combined with
any other offer. This offer is only valid on individual, regular
membership at the standard $74 rate and not for any other membership
category, such as Student, New Teacher, or Retired.
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Means You Belong! Join
NSTA for these essential
benefits that will enhance your marketability in the teaching
profession and build your professional knowledge. Being a member
of NSTA means you’re part of an international community of
practitioners dedicated to improving science education.
the NSTA Science Store
for an outstanding array of bestselling books and teaching resources.
Receive 30% off of the September featured book, Doing
Good Science in Middle School: A Practical Guide to Inquiry-Based
our member services web page to ensure that NSTA has your
offering more Web
Seminars starting in October. Visit the website for more
information about these upcoming professional development opportunities.