Connecticut Science Teachers Association

"...to inspire, promote and support the learners of science in the state of Connecticut."

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 12, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Smith Middle School, 216 Addison Road, Glastonbury, CT

    Modeling in Middle School: More than Just a Fashion Show

    Target: Middle Level Teachers

    Limit 25 Participants

    October 12, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Smith Middle School, 216 Addison Road,  Glastonbury, CT

    Modeling allows students to predict, test, and describe concepts and phenomena.  It allows for the manipulation of variables to show relationships within systems of both observable and unobservable occurrences. Students benefit from collaborative learning and gain a deeper understanding of content.

    The workshop will look at modeling as both a science and an engineering practice; and demonstrate ways to incorporate aspects of the other seven practices into the lessons. Participants will engage in activities which provide a look at how modeling can be implemented in the classroom from both the teacher and student perspective. Time will be allotted for sharing and collaboration.

    Refreshments will be provided

    A CSTA Sharing and Social event

    • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Smith Middle School, 216 Addison Road, Glastonbury, CT

    Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

    Target: Elementary Level Teachers

    Limit: 25 Participants

    October 18, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Smith Middle School, 216 Addison Road, Glastonbury, CT

    Scientists and engineers investigate the world to describe it and explain how it works. This workshop will help teachers to develop lessons that are rich in investigative practice from both an experimental and engineering design perspective. Asking questions, identifying and controlling variables, collecting data and analyzing the data to construct explanations at an elementary level will be modeled. Participants will engage in activities that will allow them to experience the investigations from both a teacher and learner perspective. In addition, ways to incorporate the other seven science and engineering practices; and the integration of the crosscutting concepts will be discussed. Time will be allotted for sharing and collaboration.

    Refreshments will be provided

    • Saturday, October 21, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Sacred Heart University, University Commons, 5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825

    Free event to help Elementary and Middle school teachers bring science into  the classroom. Pre-service teachers are welcome.  Prizes and hands-on science ideas. 

    Prior registration is not required, but you can register to let us know you are interested.

    Discover engaging and fun, content-specific science activities .

    Activities will be linked to the NGSS


    • Saturday, November 18, 2017
    • Hamden Middle School, Hamden, CT

    Want to be an exhibitor at this year's Connecticut Science Teachers Conference?

    You can submit your registration contract and pay online. 

    Be sure to submit your registration by November 1st for company and representative name inclusion in the conference program. You can pay online using PayPal/credit card, via check, or fill out the form and receive an invoice. 


    Want to present a workshop?

    If you are interested in presenting a workshop as well, be sure to submit a proposal by the deadline, Friday, June 2, 2017. No proposals for workshops will be accepted after this date.


    Alternatively, you can submit your registration contract in the mail. To do this, click on one of the forms below according to your organization's commercial or non-profit status.


    Commercial Exhibitor Mail-in Form


    Non-Profit Exhibitor Mail-in Form





    • Saturday, November 18, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Hamden Middle School, 2623 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518


Past events

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Science and Sip Social: A Relaxing Discussion on NGSS
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 Awards Dinner
Saturday, March 18, 2017 Call for Presenters - Connecticut Science Educators Conference 2017
Saturday, November 19, 2016 Connecticut Science Educators Annual Conference
Saturday, September 24, 2016 Elementary Extravaganza


"Connecticut Science Teachers Association" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 5, Middletown, CT 06457 Copyright 2016 

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