Click here for information about the Global Conversations in Science Education Conference in San Antonio, Texas, April 11, 2013.
NSTA has embarked upon a significant and substantial commitment to international science education. Beginning with its groundbreaking report entitled Developing a World View for Science Education: In North America and Beyond (PDF), NSTA initiated activity on many fronts.
Guidance and input on international efforts and developing strategies for implementing these efforts, is provided by our International Advisory Board.
The ultimate goal of all NSTA international activities is to engage more American teachers of science in international opportunities with the intent that they will become better teachers in their own classrooms and better impart the global dimensions of science to their students.
Among the efforts to connect science educators from various countries, NSTA holds international conferences during our national conferences. International activities are being planned for 2013 at NSTA’s National Conference on Science Education in San Antonio, Texas, April 10–14, 2013. Thursday, April 11, 2013 has been designed as a special day dedicated to science education from an international perspective. The day will focus on Global Conversations in Science Education with the theme of "Balancing Rigor and Instructional Choice: Impact of National Curricula and Reforms." This is a ticketed event, open to all registered attendees of the NSTA National Conference on Science Education (at no additional cost).
Click here for information about the 2012 Costa Rica Professional Development Program.
NSTA also worked with Holbrook Global Field Expeditions on International Faculty Development series in Costa Rica. Unlike traditional professional development workshops, this series is designed to immerse formal and informal science educators, and practicing and retired professionals, within the culture, environments, education, and research of the country of Costa Rica. For more information, visit www.holbrooktravel.com/nsta or call 1-800-451-7111.
In support of NSTA’s mission “To promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all,” NSTA is pleased to announce a membership category for our international colleagues—the NSTA International e-Membership. This special membership offers international science educators electronic access to all of our programs, products, and services.
In addition, recognizing the valuable contributions to be gained by working together, the GLOBE Program and NSTA have agreed to work together to identify areas of mutual benefit and common goals where synergistic benefits exist. Joint international activities are announced at NSTA International events.
Click here for blogging about the Sino-US Science and Education Forum held Nov. 15–21, 2010, in Shanghai, China.