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Happy New Year from STAT
Have you been having a science-filled winter break? Tell us about it! STAT would love to hear from you. We are currently accepting articles for the February issue of The STATellite. Share your teaching tips, articles, and science teaching experiences and activities with your fellow STAT members.
Email your articles to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1st.
Here's to an exciting new year!
Are you concerned about public education funding? Would you like to see appropriations for new science textbooks? There's strength in numbers, so join us February 21-22 in Austin at the first ever Science Teachers Day at the Capitol!
For only $40 you will attend a welcome reception Thursday evening and a legislative training breakfast on Friday before you head down to the State Capitol. Transportation from the hotel to the capitol is included.
If you care about the future of your career and science education for students in Texas, we urge you to register and join us in Austin!
Happy Holidays from STAT!
Recap CAST 2012 with us in the December issue of The STATellite. Also, be sure to check out all the fun and helpful information, such as:
- Science Teachers Day at the Capitol
- Photos from CAST 2012
- Teacher-submitted articles
- ...and more!
Dear STAT Colleagues,
A new set of national science education standards, called the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is currently being developed. The second draft of the NGSS is scheduled to be released for public comment during the first week of January 2013. Various groups throughout the United States will be reviewing the second draft of the NGSS and will submit their comments to the NGSS writing teams.
The eCYBERMISSION team has extended the student registration deadline from December 14th to January 15th.
To register, click here.
In the drop down menu on the first page of registration please choose: NSTA: Referred by NSTA State Chapter
For more information, contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator.
Thank You for Joining us at CAST 2012!
I hope you had a blast in Corpus Christi, because we had a great time putting on this year's CAST! Check out this year's CAST photos and reminisce on all the fun!
Don't miss the upcoming issue of The STATellite to get a full recap of the conference and more! Have an idea for an article or want to share your experience at CAST? Send it in! We're always happy to publish our member's articles in our newsletter. Submit your articles by December 1, 2012 to email@example.com.
Dear NSTA District XIII Science Education Colleagues,
NSTA is accepting applications from members who are interested in serving on committees, advisory boards and panels. The deadline for applications is December 8th.
More information about NSTA committees and how to apply can be found here.
Remember, use NSTA: referred by NSTA State Chapter when asked for a Registration Code!
eCYBERMISSION is a web-based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) competition free for students in grades six through nine where teams can compete for state, regional and national awards while working to solve problems in their community. Sponsored by the U.S. Army in response to the nation's need for increased literacy in STEM, the competition expands STEM education opportunities across the country and will help improve our global competitiveness and national security. It will open doors to new career paths for American students that lead to a brighter tomorrow. To learn more and to register a team to compete, visit the eCYBERMISSION website.
The Texas Medical Association is giving away $22,500 in CASH prizes! Three Texas science teachers will receive $5,000 each and an all-expense paid trip to TMA’s annual conference for the presentation ceremony in May 2013! Their schools will receive a $2,000 award to use toward the science curriculum! In addition, second-place winners receive $500 for their schools!