Sessions to Address Popular Topics Including the Next Generation Science Standards, Classroom Implementation and Real-World Applications of STEM Concepts, and Environmental Science Literacy
ARLINGTON, Va., October 2012 —More than 2,500 science educators from across the country will convene in Atlanta, November 1–3, for its second of three annual fall area conferences. Held in conjunction with the Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA), the conference features hundreds of workshops, presentations and seminars on a variety of topics, all aimed at engaging science educators of all levels to impart the enthusiasm and cutting-edge knowledge of the natural world. The conference will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center and other local venues.
Centered on the theme, Science: Passport for Success, the conference focuses on three science education topics of current significance:
- Providing access for all students to the science in STEM;
- Effective and engaging K-8 science; and
- No student or teacher left inside.
The three-day conference offers educators an invaluable opportunity to participate in professional development activities, the cornerstone of quality teaching. Science educators will take part in a variety of short courses to sharpen their teaching skills, learn about the latest breakthroughs in science, examine the newest science teaching materials available, and network with fellow science education professionals.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear thought-provoking presentations from nationally-renowned speakers in science and education. Top speakers include:
- Keynote Speaker David Mizejewski, media personality, author, blogger. And naturalist with National Wildlife Federation;
- Brad Cohen, educator, author, and founder of the Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation; and
- Cary Woodruff, paleontology graduate student, Montana State University.
When not attending back-to-back sessions and workshops, attendees can browse NSTA’s popular Exhibit Hall where more than 100 companies and organizations will be exhibiting state-of-the-art science materials and products. Attendees will be able to learn about the latest science education materials, laboratory equipment and computer hardware and software available.
The NSTA Atlanta Area Conference on Science Education will begin with concurrent sessions on Thursday, November 1 at 8 a.m. and will conclude at noon on Saturday, November 3, with the closing of the exhibits. Teachers interested in attending the conference can register onsite at the convention center. For updated information about the conference, visit www.nsta.org/atlanta.
The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teachers Association (www.nsta.org) is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA 's current membership includes approximately 60,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education.
Kate Falk, NSTA
(510) 828-9008(on site)
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Note to Reporters: Members of the working press who wish to attend the conference will be given complimentary conference badges. To register, email Kate Falk at email@example.com . Reporters can also register onsite at the NSTA press registration counter, located in Hall B2 in the exhibitor registration area at the Georgia World Congress Center (Hours: November 1, 9-5 p.m.; November 2, 9-5 p.m.; and November 3, 9-10:30 a.m.)