James Brown, a 5-6 grade STEM teacher at Sand Creek Middle School, made several presentations at the 2018 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, Using Science Magazines to Connect ELA and the Next Generation Science Standards, Coding, and STEM education.
The NSTA 66th National Conference on Science Education conference was held March 15-18 in Atlanta. Educators who attended were treated to informative sessions on important topics, many grouped along strands on 3-D learning; science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); literacy and science; and science access for all students. 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.
More than 1,200 sessions, including case studies, hands-on workshops, presentations, award and grant programs, and exhibitor workshops covering all subjects and grade bands were offered to fill any participant’s daily schedule. All of this was offered in the following four strands:
- Focusing On Evidence of 3-D Learning
- Imagining Science as the Foundation for STEM
- Reflecting On Access for All Students
- Comprehending the Role of Literacy in Science
The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA’s membership includes approximately 55,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.