TSTA Annual Conference
|2018 Textbook/Curriculum Materials|
|2018-2019 Standards Implementation|
New Tennessee State Science Standards will be implemented in 2018-2019. On July 22, 2016 Laura Encalade, State Board of Education (SBOE), presented the science standards for first reading at the SBOE meeting. The standards were passed on First Reading. If passed on Second reading, October 14, 2016, this set of standards will be implemented according to the following timeline. You can find the link to the agendas and live streams at this link. Consider attending the TSTA Conference December 1-3, 2016 to hear about the new science standards. As a TSTA participant you will have opportunities to hear about changes that have been made. Kelly Chastain, State Science Coordinator, will be providing an overview as well as grade level specific sessions during the conference.
Brendan Mullan explores innovative ways to communicate astronomy to the public and inspire a new generation of scientists. He won the 2012 U.S. FameLab competition and is a recent Ph.D. graduate from Penn State, where he teaches and develops curriculum for astronomy courses.
Brendan Mullan thinks scientists should reach out—to schoolchildren, college undergraduates, folks in the neighborhood, curious Web browsers, and everyone in between. His research tackles some of astrobiology’s most complex questions, but his public outreach efforts bring astronomy and astrobiology out of the ivory tower to make science more accessible, engaging, and entertaining.
“Astronomy is like the gateway drug of the sciences,” says Mullan. “Many people are already fascinated by the night sky, space missions, and colorful photos of planets, galaxies, and swirling clouds of interstellar gas. Human beings fundamentally want to connect with some cosmic context greater than themselves. I want to give them that chance.”
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SUMMER POPUP CONFERENCE
Educators attending this one-day event were excited to return to the classroom with new ideas. Look for more in the coming year! The videos are available to view on the TSTA website. VIDEOS
"Jennifer Dye - awesome information easily understandable provided great labs and class ideas. Easy and comfortable to ask questions. Great and terrific."
attended Stephanie Novin's K-6 session on Engineering. There was a lot
of exciting activities that I will use -- also it was a great reminder
of Teachniques. Thanks !!"
National Mole Day October 23-
Thank you to our Sponsors of the 2016 TSTA Conference