APAST at NSTA 2014 National Conference-Boston!

We hope you enjoyed the APAST events at NSTA Boston!

APAST Board of Directors Meeting
(by invitation only)
Thursday, April 3
6:00 – 8:00 PM

APAST Breakfast Meeting
(by invitation only)
Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education

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Friday, April 4
7:00 – 9:00 AM
Flagship A, Seaport Hotel

APAST Business Meeting & Social
(by invitation only)
Sponsored by Ward’s Science

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Friday, April 4
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Flagship A, Seaport Hotel

Click here for information regarding the 2014 Elementary Extravanganza!

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Congratulations to the newly elected APAST Board members!

Assuming the Presidency of APAST, Fred Myers

President-elect: Linda Lee Smith

Secretary: Nancy Foote

District 1 Director: Kathy Renfrew

District 3 Director: Alma Miller

District 5 Director: Charlene Dindo

District 7 Director: Jason Crean

We wish our newly elected officers all the best in their new positions!

 

APAST Thanks McGraw-Hill Education and Ward’s Science

Thank you to McGraw-Hill Education for sponsoring our breakfast meeting and Ward’s Science for sponsoring our business meeting and social at the 2013 NSTA National Conference in San Antonio.  The Association of Presidential Awardees in Science Teaching is grateful for the continued support and commitment of our sponsors.

Join APAST @ NSTA San Antonio!

The annual APAST Breakfast will occur during NSTA’s 2013 National Conference in San Antonio.  All APAST members are invited to attend the breakfast on Friday, April 12 from 7:00-9:00am in the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel salon D. 

Thank you to our breakfast sponsor         

  

The annual APAST Business Meeting and Social will occur during NSTA’s 2013 National Conference in San Antonio.  All APAST members are invited to attend the business meeting and social on Friday, April 12 from 5:00-7:00pm in the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel salon C. 

Thank you to our business meeting and social sponsor         

APAST supports NGSS

APAST President Kenneth Huff has released a letter that is intended to express the support of the Association of Presidential Awardees in Science Teaching (APAST) toward the development and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. We believe this is an important step to guide science teaching and learning in the 21st Century.

To view this letter, please click here.

Start Planning Today for Future NSTA Conferences!

 National Conferences

  • San Antonio, Texas: April 11–14, 2013
  • Boston, Massachusetts: April 3–6, 2014

2013 Area Conferences

  • Portland, Oregon: October 24–26
  • Charlotte, North Carolina: November 7–9
  • Denver, Colorado: December 12–14

Next Generation Science Standards

Upcoming NSTA Web Seminars on Preparing for the Next Generation Science Standards—Crosscutting Concepts

NSTA is presenting a series of seven web seminars on the Crosscutting Concepts described in The Framework for K-12 Science Education, released in 2011 by the National Research Council (NRC).  The Framework describes the major practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas that all students should be familiar with by the end of high school and is being used to guide the development of the Next Generations Science Standards. 

The crosscutting concepts included in the Framework (and the final version of the NGSS) represent current research about how students learn best. Teachers are encouraged to learn more about these crosscutting concepts now in advance of the final release of NGSS and begin incorporating them into instruction to provide students the skill sets they need to be successful in learning any content.

The web seminars will be a valuable professional development experience for any science educator, but will be especially practical for those at the middle and high school level. They will also be helpful for science coordinators, supervisors, state science supervisors and others.

The web seminars are offered free of charge and are designed so that participants can attend just one or all seven sessions. They will run from 6:30-8:00 pm Eastern Time every other Tuesday starting on Tuesday, February 19.

NSTA Web Seminars on Crosscutting Concepts Feb. 19: Patterns March 5: Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation March 19: Scale, proportion, and quantity April 2: Systems and system models April 16: Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation April 30: Structure and function May 14: Stability and change

For more information and to register visit:

http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NGSS/webseminar.aspx

Thank you to McGraw-Hill and VWR Education

Thank you to McGraw-Hill Education for sponsoring our breakfast meeting and VWR Education for sponsoring our business meeting and social at the NSTA National Conference in Indianapolis.  The Association of Presidential Awardees in Science Teaching is grateful for the continued support and commitment of our sponsors.

 

APAST @ NSTA 2012

Photos courtesy of Fred Myers
 

STEMIE Awards presented by McGraw-Hill Education

EVERY TEACHER DOES EXTRAORDINARY THINGS!

• Do you have an innovative math lesson?
• Have an interesting idea for math game or science activity?
• Want to share your most intriguing science project?

McGraw-Hill Education is celebrating extraordinary STEM teachers like you, with the 2012 STEM Innovative Educator Awards (STEMIE Awards for short). All you have to do is record a 2-minute video demonstrating something innovative you’ve done in the classroom along with a short essay and lesson plan, and submit it on this site. First place wins $15,000, second place gets $5,000, and third place will win $2,500, plus we’ll grant up to $2,500 more in fun awards like Honorable Mentions.

You can learn more on the Contest Details page, or if you’re ready enter now!

http://stemie.mcgraw-hill.com/

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