Science Foundation Seeks PAEMST Applicants
teachers for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics
and Science Teaching (PAEMST). This award honors exemplary K-12
mathematics and science teachers for their contributions to improving
teaching and learning. This year elementary teachers are invited
to apply (secondary teachers will be honored next year). The application
deadline is May 1, 2008. For information about the online nomination
and application, visit www.paemst.org
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legislative Update: Congress Passes FY2008 Budget
passed, and President Bush is expected to sign, the giant omnibus
budget bill that reconciles the House and Senate appropriations
packages to provide funding for FY2008 federal programs. Read
more about the levels of funding key STEM education programs
at the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education
can expect next year.
Yourself, Refine Your Skills
Join NSTA at
the 56th Annual
National Conference on Science Education, March 27-30, 2008,
“Science: Bridge to the Future.”
your assessment skills with sessions such as Organizing, Analyzing,
Interpreting and Reporting Science Assessment Data: What Every Science
Teacher Should Know.
Your Classroom to the World to learn skills and strategies
to successfully integrate technology into your teaching environment.
Chris Linder’s firsthand account of scientific expeditions
throughout the polar regions.
from over 400 exhibitors, including the chance to win a well-equipped
science classroom (one for each grade band) provided by top exhibitors
in the Ultimate Science Classroom Giveaway.
graduate credit for a minimum of 12 hours of programs through
Framingham State College in Framingham, MA. For teachers who need
recertification, this opportunity is not to be missed.
For more information
or to register, visit www.nsta.org/boston.
A Conversation with the Author of Stop Faking
It: Chemistry Basics
seventh Behind the Books podcast, listen in as Stop Faking It:
Chemistry Basics author Bill Robertson shares his approach
to learning chemistry, with a hands-on approach that uses chemicals
you can find under your kitchen sink, assuming it's equipped with
more than a stack of dirty sponges. The emphasis is on why things
happen in a certain way, not on memorizing chemistry principles.
You will learn not just how to balance chemical equations but why
in the world you would want to! More of these special interviews
with Tyson Brown, NSTA’s Director-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,
and helpful. To listen, visit Behind
Conference to Provide a Variety of Workshops, Presentations
a workshop to learn the chemistry behind making perfume. Consider
listening to a presentation on how to teach physics through sports.
These workshops and presentations will be among the hundreds of
sessions science educators can participate in at NSTA’s 56th
National Conference on Science Education in Boston.
For a sampling of workshops and presentations scheduled for Boston, see this NSTA Reports story.
in NSTA's Journals
publishing, but don't know how to start? Let our editors help you,
and share your valuable experience with your peers. Publishing in
NSTA journals is your opportunity to make a significant contribution
to science programs at your level of practice. For helpful writing
tips from NSTA's journal editors, please read Right
from the Start. With these suggestions in mind, you may soon
be among NSTA's published authors. To read calls for papers from
each journal, please click on the following: