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NSTA Philadelphia Convention Event Highlights
New Book Bonanza for Middle Level Science Teachers!
Meet Chris Ohana, New Field Editor of Science & Children
The Tribe Has Spoken—New NSTA Board and Council Members Elected

NSTA Philadelphia Convention Event Highlights

NSTA will present a variety of great sessions and workshops highlighting our programs and services for science educators. First-time attendees won’t want to miss Is This Your First NSTA Convention? (http://www.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2003_03_10_extra.htm#1); new members will receive a special welcome at the NSTA New Member Social (http://www.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2003_03_10_extra.htm#2); all attendees can learn more about the Craftsman/NSTA Young Inventors program (http://www.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2003_03_10_extra.htm#3); or if you are thinking about retiring from the profession, then Before and After Retirement/Practicalities and Possibilities (http://www.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2003_03_10_extra.htm#4) is a must for you. For more information regarding the convention and to register, visit http://www.nsta.org/conventiondetail&Meeting_Code=2003PHI today!


New Book Bonanza for Middle Level Science Teachers!

Hot off the press are the two newest NSTA Press® titles for middle level science teachers: Help! I’m Teaching Middle School Science and Inquiring Safely: A Guide for Middle School Teachers. Especially for first-year teachers, Help! can serve as “your own personal survival guide,” covering everything from surviving the first day of school to managing the classroom and working with in-school teams and parents. This practical book touches on all of the basics of effective pedagogy. For more information and to order, visit http://nsta.tasco1.com/showItem.asp?product=PB170X.

Inquiring Safely was written by experienced teachers who know both middle level science content and how middle level students behave. The book emphasizes a preventive approach to a range of current potential hazards, and it supports sound teaching practices and addresses ever-present concerns about liability. For more information and to order, visit http://nsta.tasco1.com/showItem.asp?product=PB166X2.


Chris Ohana Named New Field Editor of Science & Children

NSTA has chosen Chris Ohana, a veteran elementary science educator, as the new field editor of Science & Children. Beginning on June 1, Chris will serve a three-year term, guiding the journal’s editorial content and direction. To learn more about Chris and her vision for the journal, go to http://www.nsta.org/pressroom&news_story_ID=48030.

At the same time, NSTA bids a sad farewell to Joan McShane, who has been at the helm of Science & Children for 10 years. Joan’s dedicated and innovative stewardship has earned the journal many awards and praise.


NSTA Members Elect 2003–2004 Leaders

Congratulations to Anne Tweed, science department coordinator at Eaglecrest High School in Centennial, Colorado, who will serve as NSTA’s 2003–2004 President-Elect. Anne will take office on June 1, along with many others who were named to the 2003–2004 NSTA Board of Directors and Council. For a complete list, visit http://www.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2003_03_10_extra.htm#5.


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