Welcome to the Preservice and New Teacher NSTA portal. This page was developed to meet the unique needs of early science education professionals.
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Explore the links below for valuable resources for your professional development, tools for the classroom, more online resources, and information about NSTA membership.
Your NSTA Membership
Join or Renew Your Membership
For just $35 per year, Students and New Teachers save big on NSTA membership. (That's more than 50% off!) New teachers remain eligible for this low dues rate for 5 years!
Why You Joined
Forgot what you get? Here's a complete list of benefits you're free to access as an NSTA member.
Free NSTA Journal Archives: Members only
Access articles from past journals for all grade levels, or do a search to find a relevant article on a particular topic. Members have greater access here.
Keep up with what's happening in the world of science education and legislation by signing up for a free weekly and monthly e-mail newsletter from NSTA.
Connect with Colleagues
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Members can join any of 13 electronic lists to gain knowledge from industry professionals who gather online to share valuable information. Archives are available also, to help you build your own library of tips from colleagues!
"Like us" to follow all science education posts and happenings at www.facebook.com/NSTA.FB.
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Watch your colleagues doing teaching demonstrations, hear from conference attendees, and more by subscribing to our channel at www.youtube.com/user/nstawebdirector.
nstacommunities.org/blog. Join the discussion. We want your opinions and ideas. When looking for other related blogs to follow, just remember to search for these keywords: NSTA, Science Teaching, Science Education, and STEM.
Teacher-reviewed Websites by Scilinks®: Members only
Link to the most useful, teacher-tested internet links for science educators. Search by keyword or a text code provided by SciLinks®.
For the Classroom
Lesson Plans, Teaching Tips, and Helpful Articles
Find relevant teaching strategies and sample classroom activities targeted specifically for the new science teacher of all grade levels.
Freebies for Teachers
Links to free videos, publications, podcasts, and more—including resources from the federal government—at the NSTA online Freebies for Science Teachers page.
Shop for Books and Teaching Supplies
Find the most useful classroom tools and the best books available for science teachers at the NSTA Science Store. Members receive a 20% discount on all NSTA Press books and 10% off all other books.
Online Career Center
Search job openings in science education or post your resume for review by employers. Open to NSTA members and nonmembers, this service is completely confidential.
Attend an NSTA Conference
A place to network, take short courses, hear top-notch speakers, and see the latest in science education-related tools and resources. NSTA presents three regional and one national conference each year. Students receive more than 50% off the cost of registration.
Start an NSTA Student Chapter
Take the lead at your college or university, and connect with faculty and hundreds of other students who participate in an NSTA Student Chapter.
Share your ideas and experiences in the field by submitting a co-authored article with one of your professors for one of NSTA's grade-specific journals.
Reward yourself! You could win a trip to the NSTA National Conference on Science Education. Apply for NSTA Teacher Awards to showcase your hard work! Delta Education and Vernier sponsor awards for preservice and new teachers, who also can apply for the Maitland P. Simmons scholarships.
NSTA New Science Teacher Academy
NSTA and the Amgen Foundation have launched the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy, which will help to support and encourage middle and secondary school science educators in their first years of teaching.