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and Thousands of Science Teachers Join Together Deep in the Heart
Not able to
join us for NSTA’s national convention this past week? Take
a peek at some of the highlights from the world’s largest
gathering of science educators. For photos, click here (http://www.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2005_04_04_photos.htm).
For NSTA Web News Digest convention stories, click here (http://www.nsta.org/mainnews).
For a front page story from the Dallas Morning News (free
registration required), click here (http://www.dallasnews.com/s/dws/dn/education/stories/033105dnnatevolution.11b7a.html).
Want to present
at next year’s national convention? The deadline for submitting
proposals for NSTA's 2006 National Convention in Anaheim, California
(April 6-9) is April 15, so act now! Go to Presenting
at Conventions (http://www.nsta.org/sessions)
for details and to submit your proposal.
NSTA Launches SciGuides, the
Science Teachers Guide to Internet Content, Resources and Much More
At the national
convention, NSTA unveiled SciGuides™ an online "science
toolbox" that allows teachers to forego an exhaustive—and
often unproductive—internet search for instructional resources
and instead use specially developed SciGuides tools to quickly and
easily locate targeted science content information and teaching
resources from NSTA-reviewed science websites. Teachers can also
use the unique capabilities of SciGuides to transform the science
content into effective classroom resources by locating and incorporating
online lesson plans, tips for teaching the content, and effective
student assessments. For an online demonstration of SciGuides,
Extended to Enroll in FDA/NSTA Food Science Workshop
The Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) and NSTA will present a professional development
program in Food Science this summer in Washington, D.C., during
two separate weeklong sessions for middle school (July 10-16) and
high school (July 24-30) science teachers. Consistent with the National
Science Education Standards, the programs will offer multidimensional
sustained professional development, including content updates by
food science specialists; visits to government/industry facilities;
presentations by government and industry leaders; hands-on practice
with new curriculum materials; and exchanges of teaching and learning
strategies. Travel, lodging, and meal expenses will be paid for
science educators selected to participate in the two programs. The
deadline has been extended to April 6, 2005! For
additional information and to apply, go to http://www.nsta.org/fda
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive Director Gerald Wheeler Invited to Testify before Congressional
Director Gerald Wheeler has been called to appear as an outside
witness before the Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education
Appropriations Subcommittee in the U. S. House of Representatives
on April 22. This subcommittee, chaired by Representative Ralph
Regula (R-OH), is responsible for determining funding levels for
federal education programs at the U. S. Department of Education.
Dr. Wheeler will present testimony on FY2006 funding for the Department
of Education Math and Science Partnerships. Watch future issues
of NSTA Express for more information.
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