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Book Your Room Now: CAST Housing Site Open!
The CAST 2012 Housing Site is Now Open!
Get the best rooms! Sign up for CAST 2012 Housing Today!
Those who book within the CAST housing block will:
- Be guaranteed that their hotel will be on the CAST 2012 hotel shuttle route.
- Receive lower rates though STAT's block of rooms.
- Know that official CAST hotels have been inspected by staff prior to booking- we only book with hotels we have reviewed.
- Be giving back to CAST- future hotel contract negotiations depend on the size of our block. CAST is able to keep rates low if more attendees book within our designated hotels.
- Have transportation directly from your hotel to the convention center (no driving around for parking!).
Submit Articles for the May STATellite
The wildflowers are blooming, and the students are getting antsy. Summer is almost upon us!
Reflect on your year as a teacher for the May issue of the STATellite. We're looking for editorials, but also lesson plans and teaching tips. Did something you did in class this year really work? Submit your findings in article format by May 1st to
Articles should be a maximum of 2 single-spaced pages in length, and may be edited before publishing. Pictures are strongly encouraged. Please attach them directly to your email.
STAT Board: Out and About at NSTA
The NSTA national conference in Indianapolis was great! President Ross Ann Hill and President-Elect Sharon Kamas were able to attend and represent STAT at this event.
One of the most-discussed topics was the release of the first draft of the new National Science Education Standards (NGSS) on April 30. This is an incredibly important document that will help shape our science teaching in the next decade.
Stay tuned to hear about how STAT is going to help review this document. Thanks for your continued support of STAT - have a great week!