Connecticut Science Teachers Association

" inspire, promote and support the learners of science in the state of Connecticut."

In an effort to help our state science teachers in this unprecedented situation we are listing some distance learning resources that were recommended by our members.  Some may fit into your curriculum.  They may not follow NGSS standards directly, but the content will be sound.   Please keep in mind that this page will be updated regularly.   If you have resources that you would like to share, please email us at    We are all in this together, so we appreciate those who would like to share. 

Thanks to all that attended the:

First Annual Fall 2020 Webinar Week: Socially Distanced Science!!!

 Resources and recordings will be added  here.

Connecticut Science Educator's Conference 2020- 

Unfortunately we will be canceling our November conference this year.   A lot of the work that goes on for the conference begins in March.   We are planning other activities for the fall of 2020 so keep referring to this page for updates! 

We would like your help in planning PD for the coming school year - Please complete the CSTA PD Survey

New!  NGSS Assessment Tools 

This site is designed to facilitate development and sharing of classroom NGSS assessment items and item clusters (groups of items associated with same phenomenon)

PD Opportunities & Science Events

Visit our Professional Development and Grants pages for more information


Twitter Link - @CTScience

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2020  CT Science Awards 

Congratulations to all Awardees!

Excellence in  Science Teaching 2020

  • Excellence in  Elementary Science Teaching 2020
    • Phaedra Taft, Westport, CT 

  • Excellence in Middle School  Science Teaching 2020 - Sponsored by Lab-Aids
    • Kristina Ngai, William J. Johnson Middle School, Colchester, CT
  • Excellence in  Secondary Science Teaching 2020 - Sponsored by School Specialty
    • Diane Pintavalle, Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT

  • Ralph and Ruth Yulo Beginning Teacher Award 2020
    • Robert Wilkos, Middletown High School, Middletown, CT

Babu George STEM Award sponsored by CSSA in partnership with Sacred Heart University

Dr. Sigmund Abeles Award 

    • JASON Learning

Marty Tafel Awards

Life Sciences Middle School - Lauren Marze - Canton Middle School, Canton, CT "Concentration of Microplastics in Four Farmington River Locations"   Teacher - Ashley Lapane

Physical Sciences Middle School Grade 8 - Jakob Zapanta - Green Farm Academy, Westport, CT "Water Filter and Water Turbine"  Teacher - Modupe Oshin

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