The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has launched a series of programs for K–12 school districts to meet the increased demand for high-quality professional learning for science teachers. NSTA is now offering District Professional Learning Packages, a variety of tailored programs that support the implementation of new science standards, help elementary teachers infuse science literacy and STEM learning into the classroom, and encourage secondary science educators to engage students in scientific practices through argument-driven activities. All of the new NSTA professional learning programs can be tailored to meet the needs of districts and schools. Formats include keynote presentations, one- and two-day workshops, and train-the-trainer opportunities, and can combine onsite, online, and blended learning experiences.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in February.
Teaching Physics Modules are an outgrowth of an initiative of the Physics Teachers Education Coalition to help preservice physics teachers in their preparation to be effective in the classroom. The modules focus on several crucial aspects of classroom instruction, with the purpose of improving student learning, motivation, and confidence.