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         

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/

Einstein Fellowship Information

Einstein Fellowship
Teachers: Share Your Passion! 
Are you ready to share your passion for STEM education at the Federal level?  Bring your passion and advocacy skills to Washington, DC as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow.

This prestigious fellowship program brings outstanding K-12 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educators to Washington, DC for a school year to share their practical insights and real-world perspectives into  the sponsoring agencies’ offices or on Capitol Hill.  As an Einstein Fellow, you will receive a monthly stipend, a moving allowance and a travel budget.    You are an excellent candidate for an Einstein Fellowship if you…

  • · Thrive on personal and professional challenges.
  • · Would relish the opportunity to network with creative, passionate, intelligent colleagues.
  • · Recognize the importance of experienced educators sharing their knowledge in the national education arena.
  • · Possess the desire and the confidence to work on educational programs and/or issues at a national level.
  • · Interested in learning about the role of federal agencies in education, and influence program and policy decisions affecting students and teachers.

 The program is administered by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by the Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education.  Visit http://www.trianglecoalition.org/ein.htm  to learn more about the program.  You will find additional information and a link to the online application using the navigation menu above Dr. Einstein’s picture.   Access the application by clicking on the word “apply” in the box on the left side of the page once you link to the Department of Energy’s page.  Create an ID and password to begin and you are on your way! If you have any questions about the program once you review the web information, contact Kathryn Culbertson, Program Manager, at culbertsonk@triangle-coalition.org or by phone at 703-516-5963.

 

Post a Project and Enter the National Lab Day Video Contest

Attention all science educators, for a limited time you can win money for your school by posting a hands-on learning project on NationalLabDay.org.

The first place winner for the NLD online video contest will receive a $1,500 “shopping spree” on DonorsChoose.org and a Flip Video Camcorder. The second prize winner will receive a $500 “shopping spree” on DonorsChoose.org and a Flip Video Camcorder. All submissions are due by June 1, 2010. For more information go to the NLD contest web page.

  • About APAST

    The APAST is a membership organization composed of exemplary science educators who have been recognized for their teaching and honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.   Learn More...