[Science] Two great opportunities with the National Science Teachers Association

Young, Sarah Sarah.Young at schools.utah.gov
Mon Jul 8 18:03:48 MDT 2013

Check out these two opportunities with the National Science Teachers Association to participate in professional development for science educators:

1. Essay contest to win a round trip ticket to a regional NSTA conference for 2013
2. NSTA New Science Teacher Academy webinar and application

Need a Ride to an NSTA Fall 2013 Conference?

NSTA is holding three fall area conferences<http://www.mmsend52.com/link.cfm?r=975460853&sid=25616452&m=2776492&u=NSTA&j=14436618&s=http://www.nsta.org/conferences/2013/areaconferences.aspx> in these cities:

  *   Portland, Oregon: October 24–26
  *   Charlotte, North Carolina: November 7–9
  *   Denver, Colorado: December 12–14

To win a chance at a round-trip ticket to one of them, simply write a 150-word essay on what science content, teaching strategy, technique, or topic you are most interested in learning about at the conference and why. Include your name, school, address, e-mail, and phone number along with your essay (if you fail to submit any of this information, your essay will be disqualified). E-mail your entry to swtravelscholarship at nsta.org<mailto:swtravelscholarship at nsta.org>.

Please note that all winners must be registered for at least one of the above conferences.

The deadline is 5:00 p.m. on September 13, 2013. Thirty round-trip airline tickets will be awarded. Winners will be notified September 20, 2013. Good luck!

This opportunity is available thanks to the generosity of Southwest Airlines.

Free Web Seminars: Learn More About the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy

Are you a science teacher entering your second through fifth year of teaching? NSTA's New Science Teacher Academy has the support and resources you need to be successful! Log on to an interactive web seminar to discover what the Academy has to offer and get all your questions answered about the application process. One session will be held on Tuesday, July 9; a repeat session will be held on Wednesday, July 11. Register today!<http://www.mmsend52.com/link.cfm?r=975460853&sid=25616453&m=2776492&u=NSTA&j=14436618&s=http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/SeminarRegistration.aspx>

The New Science Teacher Academy is a yearlong fellowship program that provides access to specialized online professional development, one-on-one mentoring from an experienced science educator, opportunities to network with a cohort of other new science teachers, an all-expenses-paid trip to the NSTA National Conference on Science Education, and a full-year membership in NSTA.

The deadline to apply for the 2013–2014 Academy is August 26. Learn more<http://www.mmsend52.com/link.cfm?r=975460853&sid=25616454&m=2776492&u=NSTA&j=14436618&s=http://www.nsta.org/academy/> and access the online application.

Sarah Young
Utah State Office of Education
Science Specialist
sarah.young at schools.utah.gov<mailto:sarah.young at schools.utah.gov>
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT  84114-4200

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