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Houston 22

National Conference • Mar. 31 - Apr. 2


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NSTA Conference Transcripts

NSTA offers professional development certification (based on clock hours) for its conferences. The transcript, which lists the sessions attended, also serves as proof of attendance at the conference. NSTA acknowledges up to 19 clock hours for the NSTA Houston national conference. Please note that these hours are not graduate/ continuing education units. Click here for instructions on accessing or creating a conference transcript.


Graduate-Level Credits/Units

Earn one (1) or two (2) graduate-level credit/units in professional development through Dominican University of California course EDUO 9079. To obtain credit/units, you must be registered for NSTA Houston National Conference, complete the required assignments, and pay a fee of $109 for one credit/unit or $218 for two credits/units. An NSTA transcript is also required. Register for graduate-level credit by Saturday, April 23, 2022, and submit the required assignments by Saturday, May 7, 2022. Click here for complete details.


Visit with old friends, make new friends, and just experience the joy of learning together again at NSTA Houston22!

Get ready for an exhilarating three days of innovation, inspiration, and connection at NSTA’s National Conference on Science Education! From engaging presentations focused on 3-D teaching and learning, sensemaking, equity, and assessment, to lively exhibitor workshops and specially-developed Texas sessions, to a vibrant Exhibit Hall featuring the latest science teaching tools, materials, and technologies available, NSTA Houston22 is sure to provide YOU with the very best professional learning experience around!


Primary Event Venue:

George R. Brown Convention Center • 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010


Thanks to our sponsors!

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What's Happening in Houston

Sessions & Events


Customize your conference experience!

Browse our full selection of sessions that you can attend.


Keynote Speakers

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Thursday, March 31 • 5:30–6:30 PM

COVID-19 Vaccines: Science Versus Antiscience

Sponsored by Shell Oil Company

Peter Hotez

Co-Director of the Center for Vaccine Development, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Faiyaz A. Bhojani

Chief Medical Officer, Shell Oil Company, and Clinical Professor, Internal, Family & Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine


Saturday, April 2 • 3:30–4:30 PM

Building Safe Spaces: The Importance of Inclusivity in STEM Education

Raven Baxter, PhD, aka Dr. Raven the Science Maven

Director of Diversity Initiatives, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine


Featured Speakers & Panels

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Thursday, March 31 • 2:30–3:30 PM

Call to Action for Science Education

Jim Short

Carnegie Corporation of New York: New York, NY

Heidi Schweingruber

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Washington, DC

Erika Shugart

Executive Director, NSTA


Friday, April 1 • 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Exploring Mars with Curiosity and Perseverance

Kirsten L. Siebach, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Rice University


Saturday, April 2 • 12:30–1:30 PM

Paul F-Brandwein Lecture

Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Concord

Sponsored by Brandwein Institute

Richard Primack

Professor of Biology, Boston University


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With the adoption of new curriculum standards in Texas, NSTA and Science Teachers Association of Texas have joined forces to provide high-quality professional learning to educators to help support the implementation of the standards—the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)—in the science classroom. Check out the sessions developed to help build understanding of TEKS and navigate three-dimensional teaching and learning, while gaining the knowledge needed to implement evidence‐based instructional strategies that are called for in the new TEKS standards.


Professional Learning Institutes

Saturday, April 2

Check out NSTA’s Professional Learning Institutes—immersive, half-day learning sessions, led by prominent industry experts, for educators and leaders to deepen their knowledge base and enhance their professional practice.


Pre-conference Short Course

Enhance your knowledge, while learning how to better support teachers in implementing three-dimensional (3-D) teaching and learning in the science classroom at NSTA’s pre-conference short course. During this in-depth, half-day workshop, instructional coaches and leaders will receive NSTA’s suite of instructional coaching tools, gain experience using the 3-D specific protocols, and identify new ways to use the tools to provide feedback to teachers and document growth over time.

* You must be registered for the national conference to attend the short course.


International Film Festival and Share-a-thon

Friday, April 1, 9:00–11:00 AM CT

Join the NSTA International Advisory Board (IAB) and colleagues from around the world for the 2022 NSTA Global Initiatives Enhancing Science Education: An International Film Festival and Share-a-thon. At this reimagined session, participants will enjoy live poster presentations and short videos from colleagues around the globe on a variety of topics including policy standards, best practices, scientific literacy, and informal education.

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NSTA Sunrise Exercise

Kick off your conference mornings with NSTA’s Sunrise Exercise event. Regardless of whether you’re a newbie or veteran, make time for yourself each day with a fun, rejuvenating class designed for everyone!

Thursday, March 31 • 6:30-7:30 AM


Join Jasmine as she guides participants through traditional vinyasa style yoga (balance poses, core, strength building).

Friday, April 1 • 6:30-7:30 AM

Morning Workout

Join Solomon for timed functional body weight and calisthenics exercises in a HIIT (high-intensity interval training) format.

Saturday, April 2 • 6:30-7:30 AM

Yoga w/aromatherapy

Join Jasmine as she guides participants through traditional vinyasa style yoga (balance poses, core, strength building).

FREE Evening Event for Attendees – Shell Educators’ Preview

Friday, April 1 • 4:00-9:00 PM

Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Herman Park Dr. Houston, TX 77030

Join NSTA for an evening of celebration at the Shell Educators’ Preview, hosted by the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS), in partnership with the Shell Oil Company. The event will include a showing of HMNS’s newest film, Everest: The Director’s Cut. NSTA’s Teacher Award winners will also be recognized and honored during the evening’s festivities.

General admission to the museum and access to the film are complimentary to all NSTA conference attendees and their guests. Tickets to the HMNS’s other features, BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life or Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs, can be purchased upon arrival to the museum for an additional fee. Don’t miss out on this exciting event—register now.

Please note that conference registrants will receive an e-mail with instructions for registering for this event.

Registration closes on March 30.

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Exhibit Hall

Visit the Exhibit Hall and discover the latest teaching tools and technologies to enhance your toolkit. NSTA has an incredible lineup of exhibitors for Houston.

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