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
Claim, Evidence, Reasoning in the Elementary Classroom - Use this approach to analyze and interpret data to get your elementary students on the right track.
Our Wild Neighbors - Animal Embassy presents options for science educators to incorporate local wildlife and naturalist themes in their classes. (All Grade Levels)
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.
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.
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.
Early bird registration is March 1st - Sept. 21st. Register today!
All presentations will be on the main conference day, November 10.
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
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: TSPSTEM@gmail.com. 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.
Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group’s (CIPWG) Symposium - Oct. 4, 2018
CT Science Awards
Congratulations to all Awardees!
Excellence in Science Teaching 2018
Excellence in Elementary Science Teaching 2018
Excellence in Middle School Science Teaching 2018
Excellence in Secondary Science Teaching 2018
Connecticut Science Educator Fellows
CSSA Fred Scimone Science Leadership Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Sigmund Abeles Award
Marty Tafel Awards
Life Sciences Middle School; Grade 8
Physical Sciences MIddle School Grade 8