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CSTA Conference 2024

Call For Exhibitors

The Connecticut Science Teaching Association (CSTA) is excited to have its first full conference post-pandemic on October 19, 2024 at Smith Middle School in Glastonbury, CT. The theme of the conference is “Connecting and Collaborating.”  

The conference strands are: 

Climate Change

The Environment 

Connecting Teachers to Technology and 

Connecting Elementary Teachers to Science

We are excited to have Dr. Maureen Raymo as our Keynote speaker.  Dr. Raymo is a paleoclimatologist and marine geologist.  Her numerous accomplishments include Co-Founding Dean of the Columbia Climate School, past Director of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and the co-author ofWritten in Stone - A Geological History of the Northeastern United States.

This year we have revised the format of the conference to allow dedicated time for the participants to visit exhibitor’s displays. There is an hour of time during registration and breakfast, a half hour showcase following the keynote speaker, and an additional forty minutes during lunch. A raffle will take place at the end of lunch. We invite you to be a part of the raffle by donating any goods or services you deem appropriate. In addition to the raffle donation, we are looking for breakfast sponsors. 

Commercial Exhibitor Registration is $100.00 it includes a 6 ft table, inclusion in the program, and registration for one (1) primary exhibitor. Additional attendees (up to 2 additional) can be added for $40.00 per registrant. 

Non-profit Exhibitor registration is $50.00 it includes a 6 ft table, inclusion in the program, registration and membership for 1 primary exhibitor. An additional attendee (1 individual) can be added for $30.00 per registrant.

Please register through the event page on our website (https://csta-us.org/events). Here is a direct link to the Exhibitor registration page.

We look forward to providing an exciting conference showcasing best practices in science education. Please contact me with any questions at Mary Pat Coburn, coburnm@glastonburyus.org

Call For Presenters

The Connecticut Science Teachers Association (CSTA) is excited to have its first large Conference post-pandemic on October 19, 2024 at Smith Middle School in Glastonbury, CT.  The CSTA is inviting Presenters to submit proposals for this conference. The overall theme of the conference is “Connection and Collaboration.”  We are looking for workshops that can fit within the following supporting themes: (1)  Climate Change, (2) The Environment, (3) Connecting Teachers to Technology, and (4) Connecting Elementary Teachers to Science.

We are proud to have Dr. Maureen Raymo as our Keynote speaker.  Dr. Raymo is a paleoclimatologist and marine geologist.  Among her numerous accomplishments are  Co-Founding Dean of the Columbia Climate School, past Director of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and the co-author of Written in Stone - A Geological History of the Northeastern United States.  Workshops that focus on the climate and geological history of the northeast would support our conference and teachers.

We would like the workshops to be as helpful to teachers as possible and as a result we would like the Presenters to provide teachers with materials such as lessons, worksheets, lab activities, etc. that can be readily used in the classroom.  Also, the workshops need to include a component that is activity-based.  Presenters are highly encouraged to provide work time within their session for teachers to plan for implementation, with the possibility of feedback/suggestions from the Presenter.

Smith Middle School has grounds with numerous trees and a pond that would be ideal for outdoor activities. Those Presenters who have an engaging activity that can bring students into nature are encouraged to submit proposals.  In addition, we would like Presenters who can introduce teachers to Artificial Intelligence (AI) showing its best practical use, its potential pitfalls, etc.  Exhibitors who would like to do a workshop also need to submit a Presenter proposal.

Proposals are to be submitted HERE.

We would like the application forms to be submitted by July 15, 2024 but early submittals are encouraged. Thank you in advance for your interest in presenting!




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