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  • Advocacy and the Planning Process

    Book Chapter | January 2007

    Science educators believe that students construct their knowledge of the natural world best in safe, secure, and stimulating learning environments. In order to achieve these goals, teachers, researchers, and planners…

  • Advocacy

    Collection | April 2018

  • Advocacy

    Collection | April 2018

    This collection of free resources supports the 2018-2019 Presidential charge of advocacy. The collection features pieces that serve as examples for how the middle school science teacher can advocate for the teaching of…

  • All Advocacy resources

    List | February 2020

  • Social Issues and Genetic Testing: A Case Study Using Advocacy Groups—Student Forum Explores Potential Uses and Misuses of Genetic Information

    Journal Article | September 1997

    Many biologists regard the twentieth century as the "age of genetics." Certainly, it is a time of revolutionary discovery and technological advancement. Genetic testing, artificial insemination, and DNA fingerprinting…

  • Advocacy, Professional Affairs, Public Relations

    Collection | December 2015

    This collection includes sample documents and information for NSTA chapters and associated groups regarding advocacy, professional affairs and public relations.

  • Chapters and Associated Groups: Advocacy + Professional Development = the Formula for a Great Association

    Blog Post | March 2012

    This week we are featuring a post from guest blogger, Chuck Hempstead, MPA, CAE.  Chuck is the Executive Director of the Science Teachers Association of Texas (an NSTA Chapter). Chuck also serves as President of…

  • NSTA Executive Director Search

    Page | July 2020

    NSTA Executive Director Search Search Description: Executive Director, National Science Teaching Association The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and works with elected officials and the Board to develop a strategic plan and vision for the Association and for carrying out the policies and directives…

  • Disabilities: Legal Issues

    Page | February 2020

    Disabilities: Legal Issues The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the federal law that governs how states and public agencies, including public schools, provide early intervention, special education, and related services to children with disabilities. Children with disabilities…

  • Communications, Legislative & Public Affairs

    Page | March 2020

    Communications, Legislative & Public Affairs The Communications, Legislative & Public Affairs team strives to keep NSTA members, teachers, science education leaders, and the general public informed about NSTA programs, products, and services and key science education issues and legislation. In the association's…

  • Overview

    Page | October 2019

    Overview NSTA's mission is to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is a vibrant community of 40,000 science educators and professionals committed to best practices in…

  • Overview - Cloned

    Page | October 2019

    Overview - Cloned NSTA's mission is to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. Founded in 1944 (as the National Science Teachers Association), the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is headquartered in…

  • Communication Disorders

    Page | February 2020

    Communication Disorders Communication Disorders involve a wide variety of problems in speech, language, and hearing. For example, speech and language disorders include stuttering, aphasia, dysfluency, voice disorders (hoarseness, breathiness, or sudden breaks in loudness or pitch), cleft lip and/or…

  • Past National Congresses on Science Education

    Page | May 2020

    Past National Congresses on Science Education Minutes and Other Documents 2021—Virtual 2020—Virtual 2019—Alexandria, VA 2018—Little Rock, AR 2017—Buffalo, NY 2016—Denver, CO 2015—Omaha, NE 2014—Washington, DC 2013—San Juan, PR Workshop Presentations NSTA Learning Center (Flavio Mendez) Fiscal…

  • Motor Impaired / Orthopedic Disability

    Page | February 2020

    Motor Impaired / Orthopedic Disability James Prescott Joule (1818–1889) was an English physicist who studied thermodynamics, leading to the famous “Joule’s Law.” He was born with a spinal disorder that required him to be home schooled. Motor impaired/orthopedic disabilities include a…

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