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Week of July 8, 2013

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NSTA Science Supply Guide

Preparing Elementary Students for the Next Generation Science Standards

Preparing for tomorrow is what NSTA’s new multifaceted book is all about. With contributions from Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education; Steven Chu, former U.S. Secretary of Energy; and many others, Science for the Next Generation offers materials designed to get elementary school teachers ready for both a new generation of science students and the new Framework for K–12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Perhaps most useful are the eight sample activities that demonstrate how to use the NGSS in lessons on physical, life, and Earth and space sciences. Whether science is one of several disciplines you teach or your primary area of expertise, Science for the Next Generation is an invaluable resource. It offers the essential background, content, and practices you need to implement the new standards at the K–5 level. Visit the Science Store to buy a copy or read a sample chapter.

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Tweet about NSTA Press

Tell us why you love NSTA Press books! Create a Vine using one of our books and share it with us on Twitter @NSTA. Submissions must use the hashtag #NSTAPress and be received by July 30. The winner will be selected by the NSTA Press staff and receive a $50 gift card and a caffeine beaker mug.

Have fun, and promote science literacy!

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Need a Ride to an NSTA Fall 2013 Conference?

NSTA is holding three fall area conferences in these cities:

  • Portland, Oregon: October 24–26
  • Charlotte, North Carolina: November 7–9
  • Denver, Colorado: December 12–14

To win a chance at a round-trip ticket to one of them, simply write a 150-word essay on what science content, teaching strategy, technique, or topic you are most interested in learning about at the conference and why. Include your name, school, address, e-mail, and phone number along with your essay (if you fail to submit any of this information, your essay will be disqualified). E-mail your entry to swtravelscholarship@nsta.org.

Please note that all winners must be registered for at least one of the above conferences.

The deadline is 5:00 p.m. on September 13, 2013. Thirty round-trip airline tickets will be awarded. Winners will be notified September 20, 2013. Good luck!

This opportunity is available thanks to the generosity of Southwest Airlines.

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Free Web Seminars: Learn More About the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy

Are you a science teacher entering your second through fifth year of teaching? NSTA’s New Science Teacher Academy has the support and resources you need to be successful! Log on to an interactive web seminar to discover what the Academy has to offer and get all your questions answered about the application process. One session will be held on Tuesday, July 9; a repeat session will be held on Wednesday, July 11. Register today!

The New Science Teacher Academy is a yearlong fellowship program that provides access to specialized online professional development, one-on-one mentoring from an experienced science educator, opportunities to network with a cohort of other new science teachers, an all-expenses-paid trip to the NSTA National Conference on Science Education, and a full-year membership in NSTA.

The deadline to apply for the 2013–2014 Academy is August 26. Learn more and access the online application.

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NSTA Press-Everyday Earth and Space Science Mysteries

NSTA Press-Including Students With Disabilities in Advanced Science Classes

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Visit the NSTA Science Store for an outstanding array of bestselling books and teaching resources. Receive 30% off the price of the July featured book, Hop Into Action.

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