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Middle School Teacher Brown Presents at National Science Teachers Convention

James Brown, a fifth and sixth grade STEM teacher at Lisha Kill and Sand Creek Middle Schools, presented at the 2017 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Convention. He also attended numerous professional development opportunities, viewed the latest science materials and programs in the exhibit hall, and listened to lectures from researchers in the field.

Brown’s presentations focused on Problem Based Learning with LEGO robotics, Using Science Magazines to Connect ELA and the Next Generation Science Standards, and Climate Change.

The NSTA 65th National Conference on Science Education 2017 conference was held in Los Angeles, California, from March 29th through the April 2nd. This grand event is always a MUST consider for the highlight of professional development, attracting science educators from across the U.S. and around the world. The keynote Speaker was Andy Weir, a software engineer and author of the book, The Martian. More than 1,200 sessions covering all subjects and grade bands were offered to fill any participant’s daily schedule.

The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership includes approximately 55,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education.