Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Expand Your Professional Horizons

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Expand Your Professional Horizons

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It's that time of year again--make your plans now to attend NSTA's 2005 fall conventions! This year we'll be taking our conference/exhibition events to Hartford, Connecticut; Chicago, Illinois; and Nashville, Tennessee. Get involved ... sharpen your skills ... look to the future. Exciting features of NSTA conventions include ...



Conferences-within-the-convention -- structured daylong learning experiences. This year the focus is on assessment--Assessment Techniques for the Elementary Classroom at the Hartford convention and NSTA's NSF-funded Science Assessment: Research and Practical Approaches conference at the Chicago convention.

Short courses and NSTA symposia -- in-depth, focused workshops that meet for a full or partial day.

Highly regarded guest speakers -- offering the best in cutting-edge research and current theory.

Hundreds of can't-miss workshops and presentations -- providing up-to-the-minute content and strategy.

The Exposition of Science Education Materials -- the largest exhibition of its kind and an invaluable source of curriculum and other products.

And more! Take an educational field trip ... visit with fellow educators at an NSTA social function ... there's something for everyone!



Register NOW ... at best-buy earlybird rates! Scroll the convention agendas, register, and make your housing reservations online at Or use the Advance Registration Form and housing forms on the following pages.



Hartford, Connecticut


October 20-22, 2005

Connections for Student Achievement

Convention Strands

* Managing Transitions: Effective Teaching Strategies and Assessment

* Coastal and Wetland Environments

* Next-Generation Technology: Will We Be Prepared?

* Science + Technology = Achievement

* Elementary Science: Improving Student Performance

Featured Speaker

Dr. Henry Lee, forensics expert known internationally for his work on criminal cases and as a frequent TV guest expert in high-profile celebrity trials

Short courses include ...

* Science for ALL Children: Science Activities for Students with and Without Disabilities

* Sound Science

* There's ENERGY in This Classroom

Assessment Techniques for the Elementary Classroom

A Professional Development Institute at the Hartford Convention

K-5 teachers! Be actively involved in analyzing assessment strategies and building inquiry-based experiences for student learning in this intensive daylong institute, Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Hartford convention. Tickets will be sold by preregistration only, and attendance is limited. Check our website at for details.

Chicago, Illinois


November 10-12, 2005

World-Class Science

Convention Strands

* Connecting Classrooms Through World-Class Technology

* The World as a Classroom

* World-Class Scientific Research

* World-Class Theory to Practice

General Session Speaker

Dr. Paul Sereno, renowned paleontologist at the University of Chicago and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence

Short courses include ...

* Teaching About Kinematics: A PTRA Workshop

* Data Analysis Activities for the Classroom

* Using Technology to Teach Science Concepts

Science Assessment: Research and Practical Approaches Conference at the Chicago Convention

A special daylong conference from NSTA and the National Science Foundation on science assessment in grades 3-12 will take place Wednesday, Nov. …

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