PSTA - Conference
PSTA Convention Nov 28 – 30, 2012
Hope to see you there!
Please register online: www.pascience.org
Hopefully we can change the minds of administrators and get as many science teachers (K-16+) as possible to this year’s PSTA conference. It promises to be a good one with our Keynote address on Thursday night (Nov 29) from noted biologist, entomologist, author and graphic artist Jay Hosler. Dr. Hosler is a professor of biology at Juniata College and has written four graphic novels with each one receiving rave reviews. His has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to support his research on Optical Allusions (a mix of textbook and comics to teach a tough topic), and has been interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition. His latest book was, Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth, was a joint effort with two other graphic artists. Hosler provided the story and others did the illustrations. He is also known for his graphic science books: Clan Apis: The Life of a Honeybee and Sandwalk Adventures: An Adventure in Evolution Told in Five Chapters. Dr. Hosler will be available on Friday at the PSTA Bookstore to sign copies of his book.
In addition, PSTA is once again delighted to partner with Delta Education and the PA Department of Education in bringing in a Wednesday (Nov 28) night speaker and round table discussion for the 14th annual Science Leadership Dinner. Dr. Stephen Pruitt will be discussing theNext Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Workforce. His talk will be followed by roundtable discussions on topics including: Common Core and Science National Framework, Keystone Exams, Teacher Evaluation system, and POGIL.
PLUS, there are two days of workshops, and programs highlighting STEM activities across the grade levels and across the disciplines. Of particular note will Pennsylvania teacher, author and inventor, Bruce Yeany who wrote If You Build It, They Will Learn: 17 Devices for Demonstrating Physical Science. Always a popular workshop presenter, Bruce will be doing three workshops and some of his inventions and his book will be on display and available at the PSTA bookstore.
Don’t miss this chance for networking and professional development that makes a difference for science teachers.
Proposals are still being accepted and registration is now open… www.pascience.org