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Back! As the 2004-2005 school year gets underway, NSTA is pleased
to offer you this special Back-to-School edition of NSTA Express.
What makes this
issue special? For starters, we’ve changed the format: Instead of
the news, information, and targeted resources we’ve delivered to
your e-mailbox every week now for almost two years, this special
issue is chock full of special offers and resources you can use
to start off the new school year, such as classroom materials, grant
information, professional development opportunities, and more. With
this issue you can also take advantage of a sample two-week NSTA
online membership, unlimited access to NSTA’s journals online, a
special savings opportunity from the NSTA Science Store, and a trial
subscription to SciLinks. And did we mention the chance to win two
complimentary registrations and lodging to the national NSTA Dallas
convention in March 2005?
So read on,
and feel free to forward this special issue to colleagues and friends.
Let us know what you think of this special edition of NSTA Express,
and how we can make it even better this coming year at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back To School with NSTA!
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for the latest cutting-edge online and onsite professional development
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Store for an outstanding array of bestselling books and teaching
for objective, thoughtful recommendations of science-teaching materials:
NSTA Position Papers
for policy statements, goals, and recommendations on effective classroom
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legislative affairs, and about NSTA events and activities: http://www.nsta.org/mainnews
Sign Up for Free Membership and Win!
When you sign up to receive a sample online NSTA
membership, you’ll also be eligible to win one of two free registrations
to Linking Science and Literacy in the Classroom, a daylong
professional development conference in conjunction with the Seattle
NSTA Convention (Nov. 18-20). For information on the conference,
go to http://www.nsta.org/conventionsupport&record_id=97&Meeting_Code=2004SEA
Your registration for the drawing also makes you
eligible to win one of three free registrations to an in-demand
NASA/NSTA Short Course at NSTA’s Indianapolis (Nov. 4-6), Seattle
(Nov. 18-20) or Richmond (Dec. 2-4) fall conventions. For information
on the NASA sessions, go to http://www.nsta.org/conventions, choose
a convention and use the “Sort By” function for short courses.
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With the start
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teachers will be able to use both texts that have SciLinks as well
as the SciLinks keyword search to fine-tune an Internet search to
a manageable number of vetted web pages. For example, submitting
“simple machines” to a popular search engine yields 2.6 million
possibilities; submitting the same key words to SciLinks yields
18 web pages. Of these, five are selected just for teachers (lessons
plans and activities), while the remainder is useful to students
(simulations, animations, and other interactive opportunities).
Since its debut
five years ago, SciLinks has had 57,000 teachers and nearly 300,000
students register for free to use the site, and countless more use
it as “Guests.” The SciLinks site reflects the specific needs and
interests of the different user groups—NSTA Members, Teachers/Parents,
Students, and Guests—with features unique to these users.
As an added
bonus, all registered teachers and members can use the My Favorites
tool, where they may save their searches as Favorites for quick
access whenever and wherever they log in. When their students login,
they will see a link that reads “Your Teacher’s Favorites.” Clicking
on this link will reveal the topics the teacher wants them to view,
and a list of vetted web pages for those topics is only one more
a great service to use in your classroom--give it a try today.
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For a limited time, advertise your science-related job opening
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30! The NSTA Career Center is a quick and easy way to reach
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Enter B2SE in the Promotional Code box when posting each
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Subscriptions to browse the resume database are available for only
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State/Province Chapter and Associated
Mark your calendar, and plan to attend one of these NSTA area
conventions or your state science teacher convention.
more information or to register for an NSTA area convention, go to
To connect with Chapters and Associated Groups online, visit http://www.nsta.org/chapters.
Click here to see a full list of meetings: http://www.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2004_08_30_meetings.htm
Special to NSTA Express readers
This fall the American Museum of Natural History is offering four
courses for teachers in the life, Earth, and physical sciences.
All the courses are online and only require Internet access: no
travel time and no scheduling headaches. Each course is available
for up to 4 graduate credits, and taught by museum scientists and
educators. Courses begin Oct. 4, and a $100 discount off
the course price is available for those who register by September
7. For more information, go to http://learn.amnh.org/welcome.php?w=NSTAIF04.
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read and a worthwhile update on the latest news and information
from the National Science Teachers Association. Our goal is to save
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quick link. NSTA continues to create resources and improve services
for science educators. If you're not already a member, we invite
you to join the crowd by going to http://www.nsta.org/whyjoin!
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