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    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 15 Oct 2018
    • everywhere

    Teaching of the contributions of Hispanic Americans, and learning about the cultures from which they come, will be the focal point of many classroom activities and discussions in the weeks ahead as students across the United States recognize Hispanic Heritage Month -- September 15 to October 15.


    NEAA ideas

    Scholastic ideas:

    • 01 Oct 2018
    • 31 Oct 2018

    Celebrate with popcorn science activities.

    Here are some links:

    Science News for Students: How Popcorn got its Pop
    Education World: Experiment about popcorn
    Scientific American: Explore the POP in Popcorn

    • 23 Oct 2018
    • Everywhere!

    What Is Mole Day?

    Celebrated annually on October 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m., Mole Day commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 1023), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry. Mole Day was created as a way to foster interest in chemistry. Schools throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Mole Day with various activities related to chemistry and/or moles.

    For a given molecule, one mole is a mass (in grams) whose number is equal to the molar mass of the molecule. For example, the water molecule has an molar mass of 18, therefore one mole of water weighs 18 grams. Similarly, a mole of neon has a molar mass of 20 grams. In general, one mole of any substance contains Avogadro's Number of molecules or atoms of that substance. This relationship was first discovered by Amadeo Avogadro (1776-1858) and he received credit for this after his death.

    Browse this website to find out more about The National Mole Day Foundation, how to become a member or just to read some mole jokes.

    • 01 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites, Murfreesboro, TN
    • 9

    "Dive into 3-Dimensional Learning"
    November 1-3, 2018


    Michael Knapp

    The conference site is the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, TN. Call (615) 890-4464, 1-888-EMBASSY, or go online with this link:  HOTEL LINK USE CODE: TST

    1200 Conference Center Boulevard
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129

    SCHEDULE  The opening of the Exhibits will begin with a reception on Thursday evening November 1, 2018 from 6:00- 8:00 p.m.   The exhibit hall closes at 6 p.m. on Friday.   Exhibit set-up begins at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 1.

    BOOTHS  For each decorated 10' x 10' space you will receive one 8' dressed table, two chairs, a wastebasket, and a 7" x 44" identification sign. The fee also includes lunch on Friday for two.  The price for a single booth is $450, for a double it is $800, and $100 for each additional table. Payment in full is due October 1.

    EXTRA BOOTH SERVICES  You will be contacted by Embassy Suites to order electricity. It is not included in the price of the booth.  Contact Embassy Suites for wireless internet.
    Hotel form for requesting services

    SPONSORSHIP  Please consider becoming a sponsor for a segment of the conference.  Depending on the level of sponsorship luncheon benefits and other extras increase as the level increases. Check with Michael Knapp for details and benefits. Direct sponsorship questions to

    You may also choose to donate door prizes to be used for drawings and teacher awards. We also encourage each exhibitor to provide a workshop for the conference. Fill out this section in registration for details.

    • 01 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites, Murfreesboro, TN

    November 1-3, Embassy Suites, Murfreesboro 

    We recommend registering early. This allows you to save $20 and guarantees you a space in the Awards luncheon on Friday plus TSTA benefits and early notice of any scheduled sessions or opportunities offered at the conference.

    ARE YOU CURRENTLY IN A PRE-SERVICE TEACHING PROGRAM?  Anyone currently enrolled in a pre-service education program for teacher licensure may choose this option.  If you are working as a classroom teacher and have your teaching license, please register at the $130 rate. Register and pay by October 23 for the option with lunch on Friday.

    If you need to sign up multiple registrations using one invoice, please have each participant sign up individually and create a record that generates an invoice.  You may then combine invoices to make one payment to TSTA in the form of a chec

    REGISTRATION CHOICES (early registration closes October 23)

    Price includes 1 year TSTA membershipThursday evening reception, sessions on Friday and Saturday,  and Friday's General Session luncheon.

    Attend Saturday only sessions from 8:15 am to 12:00 pm.

    $35 PRE-SERVICE TEACHER- LUNCHEON INCLUDED Price includes 1 year TSTA membership, Thursday evening reception. sessions on Friday and Saturday and the Awards Luncheon on Friday. 

    $25 PRE-SERVICE TEACHER-NO LUNCHEON  Price includes 1 year TSTA membership, Thursday evening reception. sessions on Friday and Saturday.  AWARDS LUNCHEON IS NOT INCLUDED.

    $55 BOARD MEMBER REGISTRATION  Discount is available if you are meeting the requirements for ACTIVE TSTA Board Members working at the conference. Includes member benefits and cost of luncheon.

    This choice opens November 1.
    Come the day of the conference and register on site. 
    Price includes 1 year TSTA membershipThursday evening reception, sessions on Friday and Saturday,  and if space allows, Friday's General Session luncheon.

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