NSTA Learning Center
If you want a better understanding of what you teach—the science content in your subject areas—and how to teach it—techniques to help your students learn—the NSTA Learning Center is the place for you. We developed this 24/7, electronic professional development website with your classroom needs and busy schedule in mind. Learn more »
NSTA Web Seminars
NSTA Web Seminars are 90-minute, live professional development experiences that use online learning technologies to allow participants to interact with nationally acclaimed experts, NSTA Press® authors, and scientists, engineers and education specialists from NSTA government partners such as NASA, NOAA, FDA, NSF, and the National Science Digital Library. Learn more »
Science Matters Network
The mission of the Science Matters network is to end the isolation of classroom science teachers and to provide them with professional development opportunities and science teaching resources. The goals of the program are to identify a Point of Contact for standards-based science teaching and learning in every school; establish an electronic network of science educators; and create an infrastructure of national and state partners who are advocates for effective science teaching and learning. Learn more »
Professional Development Literature and Resources
In 2009 the NSTA Professional Development Committee was given the task of compiling and disseminating a list of resources that give administrators the tools to plan and conduct professional development. Four key questions were addressed:
- How do principals/science leaders/district supervisors know what they need for professional development (PD)?
- What do professional development experiences look like and what should be included in a PD session for science educators?
- How do we support teachers now that they have received PD?
- Is it working?
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