Connecticut Science Teachers Association

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

The professional development opportunities listed below are only a few of the opportunities that we receive.   Opportunities can also be found in our CSTA newsletter and the monthly Science Matters

 School Year 2019-2020


JASON Learning

Workshops Dates for Connecticut Coming Up 

JASON for Elementary Workshop (Grades 3-5) – New offering! (3 locations to choose from)

October 22, 2019 – CT Science Center, Hartford (8:30am-3:30pm)

December 5, 2019   - LEARN, Old lyme (8:30am-3:30pm)

February 26, 2020 – Eastconn, Hampton (9am-3:30pm)

World of Waves Workshop (Grades 4, 6-8)

Save the Date - November 19, 2019 – Sacred Heart University, Fairfield (8:30am-3:30pm). Registration coming soon.

Climate Workshop (Grades 6-8)

November 12, 2019 – Eastconn, Hampton, CT (9am-3:30pm)

 

Live EventsJASON’s live events are free and open to the public. Participants may submit questions for our STEM role model guests before and during each live event.

JASON Learning Live Event with Edweb.net:  Shifting Landscapes: Studying the Impacts of Climate Change in Joshua Tree National Park

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Dr. Lynn Sweet will discuss her career path and her research studying shifts in vegetation due to climate change in Joshua Tree National Park. 

Election Day Science Professional Development at Mystic Seaport Museum's Treworgy Planetarium!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 9 am - 3 pm

Mystic Seaport Museum invites science teachers of all grade levels to join us for a special day of professional development on November 5, 2019. This full-day event will be hosted by the Museum’s Treworgy Planetarium, and will feature a series of workshops about creating hands-on, immersive lessons for Earth and Space Science units that align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  Keynote speaker Dr. Philip Sadler, F.W. Wright Senior Lecturer in the Department of Astronomy and Director, Science Education Department at Harvard University will speak on "Students' Scientific Misconceptions: What They Are, Where They Come From, and What To Do About Them."  As the state-wide adoption of NGSS continues, formal and informal science educators are challenged to re-imagine the process by which students learn science. Critical thinking, problem solving, and charting one’s own course from problem to solution are all crucial components of NGSS. At this special Election Day event, Mystic Seaport Museum will share some of the programs and activities that we offer to accomplish the goals of NGSS, and will empower attending teachers to create their own hands-on experiences for their students.  A $25 registration fee includes the workshops and keynote address as well as lunch.  Register today!

National Geographic Educator Certification

National Geographic Educator Certification is a free professional development program that recognizes pre-K through 12 formal and informal educators committed to inspiring the next generation of explorers, conservationists and changemakers.

During and after the certification process you are given access to mentors and master teachers from across the country. You will become familiar with the National Geographic Learning Framework and the many resources that National Geographic can provide. Certification can be done completely online.  Upon completing the nationally recognized certification your administrators will be notified and you will be presented with many PD opportunities and early access to new National Geographic programs.   It is an incredible networking group. 

The next cohort will be forming this winter.   Register to be notified!

Drone Academy

Southern Connecticut State University is very pleased to announce the launch of our Drone Academy program!  This five-part program will provide you with the skills needed for
  • Safe drone aviation
  • FAA Part 107 exam preparation
  • Producing quality aerial stills and videos 
  • Landscape mapping and 3D modeling. 
  • Are you currently teaching a class where aerial photography or videography would add to the student experience? Have you considered using drone technology to improve your educational lessons, student engagement, or promotional materials? As drone technology becomes increasingly mainstream, educational professionals are finding new ways to integrate the video and photographic capabilities in new and creative benefits for the benefit of students.

Southern offers the only program in our region where participants can learn all of this information in one comprehensive package.  Best of all - you do not need to own a drone to participate in this program!  Program begins September 14 

Register today as space is limited - SCSU Drone Academy.

Connecticut Sea Grant

Connecticut Sea Grant is accepting applications for four Long Island Sound Mentor Teachers (LISMT) for the LISMT program in Connecticut. Pairs of teachers from each of the following grade level bands are encouraged to apply: K-8 and 9-12.

Each grade-level specific pair will work together to plan and execute a one day professional development session for their peers. Workshops will take place in Connecticut. There is funding for each pair to provide an outdoor component as part of the session. Each teacher will receive a stipend ($40.00/hour for 35 hours = $1,400 stipend per teacher).

LISMT positions are open to current Connecticut K-12 teachers.

The Long Island Sound Mentor Teacher (LISMT) program is sponsored by Connecticut Sea Grant and funded by the US EPA Long Island Sound Study. Program goals are to promote the use of Long Island Sound educational resources and to promote the interdisciplinary use of the Long Island Sound watershed and its resources in K-12 classrooms.

Ready to apply? Complete the application form and send to diana.payne@uconn.edu.

National Geographic Educator Certification

National Geographic Educator Certification is a free professional development program that recognizes pre-K through 12 formal and informal educators committed to inspiring the next generation of explorers, conservationists and changemakers.

During and after the certification process you are given access to mentors and master teachers from across the country. You will become familiar with the National Geographic Learning Framework and the many resources that National Geographic can provide. Certification can be done completely online.  Upon completing the nationally recognized certification your administrators will be notified and you will be presented with many PD opportunities and early access to new National Geographic programs.   It is an incredible networking group. 


Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP)

The Vermont Energy Education Program is offering two five-day Summer Institutes for K-12 science teachers at Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT. Deepen your skills and understanding around Next Generation Science Standards, energy, and climate through hands-on exploration, discussions with experts, field trips, and collaboration time for unit creation. 

Institute #1, June 25-29, 2018, focuses on energy and climate as core disciplinary ideas and is for teachers of any experience level.

Institute #2, August 6-10, 2018, is for experienced teachers who want to make their units three-dimensional and personalized. 

Scholarships available. Get more info and register

National Resource Conservation Academy

Teacher Professional Learning (TPL) extends the National Resource Conservation Academy (NRCA) experience to secondary science teachers. This 3-day professional development workshop immerses teachers in relevant regional water resource issues, and provides teachers with online mapping tools to encourage their students to study these issues further. Each teacher leaves with 10-15 lessons for a Water and Sustainability Science Unit aligned with specific Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations.  The workshop is located on the UCONN Storrs campus on August 13 - 15.  Participants receive a stipend. Application is due on May 1, 2018. 



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