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Welcome Back: Sip ‘N Social   -    Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill

Wednesday, September 26, 2018       4:30 – 6:00

Refreshments, Beverages, Tours, and Field Trip Opportunities

Free to CSTA Members -  Register so we can plan for food and materials -

Join your colleagues for an afternoon exploring Dinosaur State Park,

engaging in conversations, and discovering ways you can speak out

  SnapShot Preview of Conference: 

A Few Highlights of the Elementary Workshops

  1. Claim, Evidence, Reasoning in the Elementary Classroom - Use this approach to analyze and interpret data to get your elementary students on the right track.

  2. Our Wild Neighbors - Animal Embassy presents options for science educators to incorporate local wildlife and naturalist themes in their classes.  (All Grade Levels)

  3. Next Generation Science in Elementary School Classrooms -  Workshop provides elementary school educators the tools to engage their students in effective science and engineering practices as described in NGSS.

  4. What Happens When Objects Collide? -  Participants will take part in hands-on activities to investigate phenomena of colliding objects.  The activities are from the K-5 FOSS Next Gen science curriculum.

  5. Project Based Learning - It’s for the Birds! - Delve into authentic Project Based Learning (PBL) using birds and Citizen Science to engage learners. Put your student hats on for this phenomena-driven and NGSS-aligned session.

Attend the Conference

Early bird registration is March 1st - Sept. 21st. Register today!

All presentations will be on the main conference day, November 10.

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. Exhibitor registrations will continue to be accepted.

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 & Science Events

Visit our Professional Development and Grants pages for more information

  • Danbury: NGSS Modeling and Computation Using Archived Long Island Sound Data  Sept 22  Audience: Secondary Biology, Earth Science, and Math educators.  Register by sending form information  to: Bring $10 fee and laptop.  Receive $100 worth of supplies, 5 hours PD credit. 

  • Storrs: Sci Camp UnConference -- Teachers share and exchange feedback  Sept 22 Audience:  K-12 teachers of science. Free: Register by 09/18. Bring laptop, exchange ideas.

  • STEMtastic: An Elementary and Middle School Teacher Exposition - Oct. 13  Sacred Heart University, Fairfield   Free
  • Marine MakerFaire - Sept 29, Project Oceanology
  • Soar to the Stars Stem Event for Girls - October 27, Hartford Convention Center.  More information to come.  

  CT Science Awards 

Congratulations to all Awardees!

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

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

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

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