- STAAR Resources
Submit CAST Proposals Online!
Calling all science teachers: we want you to present at CAST! Share your best science teaching tips and submit today! We've just extended the proposal deadline to May 14.
View the proposal guidelines.
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Vote for Members At Large Until May 6!
We need your votes for Member at Large positions on the STAT Executive Committee. Please respond to this e-mail by choosing three names out of the six below you would like to serve on your executive board.
THE APRIL ISSUE OF THE TEXAS SCIENCE TEACHER JOURNAL IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!
Inside this issue of STAT's official academic journal, the Texas Science Teacher :
- A Message from STAT President Joel Palmer.
- Confusing Language for Science and Mathematics Studentsby Sandra S. West and Sandra T. Browning.
- Enhancing Science Knowledge through Proven Instructional Strategiesby Gloria Gresham, et. al.
- Science-Fair Scorecard of Dallas/Fort Worth Area Independent School Districtsby Ramesh S. Hegde, Ph.D.
Subscription to the Texas Science Teacher Academic Journal is for STAT Members only. You must be logged in to view the journal.
If you cannot remember your password, click the "request new password" link below the login box to the left of the main page at www.statweb.org.
CIRQUE IMAGINATION TO PERFORM AT CAST 2011!
REGISTER EXTRA-EARLY FOR CAST.
Beginning May 1st, we will open extra-early registration at $115 for the full conference (short courses and extra sessions will be available August 15th).
We are doing this to help your districts send you to CAST using any leftover money from last year's budget. In these uncertain times, we want to give you as many opportunities to attend as possible!
DALLAS SENATOR ROYCE WEST TO SPEAK AT CAST!
We're partnering with Senator Royce West to introduce the Royce West Science Teaching Scholarship, a new program designed to send teachers to CAST!
Senator West will address the STAT membership at the CAST Opening Reception to honor contributors and recipients of this new scholarship.
Education has always been a priority for Senator West, who presently serves on the Senate Education, Higher Education, and Finance Committees. Visit his State Senate Profile to learn more about his political career in Texas.
If you wish to contribute to the scholarship, visit the Sponsorship Page, or call the STAT office at 512-491-6685 for more details on how to get involved!
MEMBER AT LARGE BALLOT
We need your votes for Member at Large positions on the STAT Executive Committee. Please cast your vote by choosing three names out of the six below you would like to serve on your executive board. Send the names to email@example.com.
Denise Hill, Texas A&M University, Chair of Teacher Education
Deidre Parish, Secondary Science Coordinator for High Schools, Frisco ISD
Sharry Whitney, Secondary Science Supervisor, Lewisville ISD
Marinne Dobrovolny, Science Specialist, Region 17 ESC
Susana Ramirez, 8th Grade Science Teacher, PSJA ISD
Kiki Corry, Project WILD Coordinator, Texas Parks and Wildlife
View their bios and position statements HERE. Voting will end on Friday, May 6, 2011.
STAT TO SPEAK OUT ON HB500
The Science Teachers Association of Texas is joining together with seven other Texas education associations to ask for revisions to HB 500. This is a coalition of 25,000 people in various capacities in school districts across the state.
We hope to revise End of Course examination accountability, and the transition from the TAKS to the STAAR.
The results are in! Thank you for your votes.
President: Ross Ann Hill, Idalou ISD
President-Elect: Sharon Kamas, La Porte ISD
Past President: Joel Palmer, Mesquite ISD
Vice-President: Donald Burken, Spring Branch ISD
Treasurer: Terry Ward, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
Secretary: Jo Anne Jackson, Lubbock ISD
The new officers will take their positions on June 1st, 2011.