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Speakers, Sessions Set for March 16 Summit on Science

Top leaders in science and education will take to the national stage for a day of dialogue about effective science education and the importance of K–12 science to the nation during the U. S. Department of Education’s Summit on Science, scheduled for March 16, 2004, in Washington, D.C. The Science Summit, part of the Administration’s nationwide Math and Science Initiative, will take place during the Excellence in Science, Technology, and Math Education (ESTME) week-long celebration of K–12 science and math education. For more information on the national Summit on Science, go to http://www.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2004_01_05_summit.htm


July Fireworks Herald First Summer Issues of NSTA Journals

"We want to hear from NSTA during the summer months...when we have more time to read and plan for the next school year." 

We've heard your request expressed in readership studies and focus groups, so NSTA is pleased to announce the first-ever July issues of our member journals Science & Children, Science Scope, and The Science Teacher. Best of all, we'll be sending what's sure to be one of the year's biggest issues right to your home address* and well ahead of the back-to-school planning rush. 

For Publisher David Beacom's look at the whys and wherefores of this exciting new member service, go to http://www.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2004_01_05_summer.htm

Be sure your Summer 2004 issue reaches you on time by updating your member information and making sure we have your home address—in any of the following ways:

  • Online at www.nsta.org/update (You'll need your member I.D. number from your journal mailing label.)
  • By calling Member Services at 800-722-6782 or 703-243-7100
  • By fax to 703-243-3924
  • By e-mail to Membership Services at membership@nsta.org

If you update your member information before Feb. 1, 2004, you'll be eligible for a drawing for free registration at and roundtrip airfare to an NSTA 2004 convention...so hurry!

*If we don't have your home address for mailing the new Summer issue, we'll automatically send your copy to the same place we’ve been mailing your other journals.


Design Your Path to “Highly Qualified” and Register for Winter Online JASON Academy Courses

NSTA Institute partner JASON Academy’s winter session begins January 26 with a full complement of science content and pedagogy courses. New course offerings are Teaching Science Safely; Rainforests: Endangered Ecosystems; and Science and Young Children. Other popular courses include Earth in the Solar System, Forces and Motion, Aquatic Ecology, Assessment of Student Science Literacy, and Teaching Project-Based Science. 

JASON Academy courses last for five weeks, and participants earn one or two graduate credits in education and science as well as five continuing education units. Courses cost $225, and NSTA members receive a 10% discount. Class size is limited, so register now to insure your space…complete course details and registration information are available at http://www.nsta.org/pd/institute.aspx or at www.jason.org/academy

Wondering which course is best for you? Take the JASON Academy Science Self-Assessment, and you’ll get a prioritized list of courses customized to your needs and comfort level in teaching the various science topics that are part of the middle level National Science Education Standards. 


Career Center Spotlight—Alaska SeaLife Center Seeks Education Director

The Alaska SeaLife Center is in search of a full-time Education Director for its facility in Seward, AK. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree. For complete details regarding this position or a full list of other available job opportunities, visit http://careers.nsta.org. Whether you're seeking a new position or need to fill a vacancy, the NSTA Career Center is the premiere location for science education careers. Post your résumé or current job opening today.


Professional Development Opportunities—When and Where You Want Them!

The NSTA Institute is your gateway to quality online professional development tailored to meet your needs and your busy schedules. NSTA has partnered with the American Museum of Natural History, the JASON Academy, University of Maryland, and the National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN) to provide online opportunities tailored for science teachers in a range of academic offerings for graduate credits or for enrichment. To learn more or to register, visit http://www.nsta.org/pd/institute.aspx. Session registrations are limited, and NSTA members receive up to 10% off their registration fees!


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