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  CT Science Awards Dinner 

May 2, 2018

Register by April 25!

Excellence in  Science Teaching 2018

Excellence in  Elementary Science Teaching 2018

Samantha Rosenberg

Franklin Elementary School

Stratford, CT

Excellence in Middle School  Science Teaching 2018

Anja Pennell

Greater Hartford Academy of Fine Arts Middle 

School,  Hartford, CT

Excellence in  Secondary Science Teaching 2018

Crystal Paz Lavoie

Lyman Hall High School

Wallingford, CT

Connecticut Science Educator Fellows

Elizabeth (Betty) Catelli

Avi Ornstein

Classical Magnet School

Hartford, CT

CSSA Fred Scimone Science Leadership Award

A.J. Scheetz

Westport Public Schools

Westport, CT

Lifetime Achievement Award

Don Mitchell

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

New Haven, CT

Dr. Sigmund Abeles Award

Connecticut Audubon Society, Fairfield, CT

Patrick Comins . Executive Director

Milan Bull , Sr Director of Science and Conservation

Marty Tafel Awards

Life Sciences Middle School; Grade 8

Grace Flynn

St. Timothy Middle School

         West Hartford, CT

Danielle Locke and Ryan Martin - Teachers   


Physical Sciences MIddle School Grade 8

Khushi Parikh

Westside Middle School Academy

Danbury, CT

Jonathan Neuhausel  -Teacher

New Location!                


Presenter: Peter McLaren - Next Gen Education, LLC

This full-day workshop will bring educators through a process where they will adapt a traditional lesson to support three-dimensional instruction.  Educators will bring along a lesson to which they are familiar and learn how to integrate science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts.  Educators will use tools and templates designed to help facilitate the adaptation process. 

Date: Saturday, May 5 from 9:00-3:00                    Cost: $10                       

Location: Middletown High School, 200 La Rosa Lane, Middleton, CT

McLaren was a member of the national writing committee for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  He has also served on a number of committees including the National Academy of Engineering’s Guiding Implementation of K-12 Engineering Education committee, and the National Academy of Science’s Committee for Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards (NRC, 2014) and was a contributor to the NRC publication Seeing Students Learn Science (NRC, 2017) 

Go to Publications to see the new Winter Connecticut Journal of Science Education (members only)

Attend the Conference

Early bird registration is March 1st - August 31st. Register today!

Call for Presenters

Would you like to present at this year's conference? Click here to fill out an application.

Due date for presenter applications: June 1st

Exhibitor Registration 

Want to set up a table or help sponsor this event? Submit your exhibitor registration by July 31st to be listed in the program. 

To book a room at Heritage Hotel & Conference Center with a special discount for our conference, click here. There will be a speaker, refreshments, DJ, and dancing on Friday, November 9th, so plan a fun night out with your colleagues! It's a whole new conference experience. Change is in the air!

 PD Opportunities

Visit our Professional Development and Grants pages for more information

  • Look down to the left for a Special NGSS PD opportunity for our members. 
  • NGSS Resources - online and workshop opportunities
  • SciCamp 2018 - ConSept - Sacred Heart, Fairfield April 28 Registration
Student Opportunities

Go To Grants to view teacher fellowships and professional development opportunities.

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