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NSTA 2014: Mayim Bialik Delivers, Yvonne Spicer Dances and the Dow Robot Shows No Shame

An estimated 11,000 educators and exhibitors converged in Boston this year for the National Science Teachers Assocation Conference (#NSTA14), and if you’re an enthusiastic lover of all things STEM, it was as if the mother ship had called you home. 85 more words

NSTA14 Boston Conference Summary

At the time I applied for the Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award in November, my goals for this conference were three-fold: improve my understanding and application of inquiry based learning; learn how to utilize technology into my daily instruction; and discover how to incorporate literacy-based activities into my curriculum and develop literacy skills. 1,317 more words

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Hashtag WORTH IT

I love my job. No, I really love my job. Yes, I get to play but I get to inspire. Everyday I make a difference in a young person’s life (sometimes a seasoned teacher’s life too, sshhh don’t tell anyone).   870 more words

MA - NSTA 2014

From Thursday, April 3, through Sunday, April 6, I was in attendance at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference in Boston, Massachusetts.  I have attended and presented at NSTA in the past (twice, in fact, when it was held in Philadelphia).  917 more words


MA - NSTA travel day & State Capitol

On Wednesday, April 2, I headed out again for another conference – this time, to Boston, Massachusetts, for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA… 452 more words


On conferences...

My first professional conference! And I went big.

I’m currently in Boston attending the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) national conference. I’ve only gone to four sessions (out of, like, 10 billion) but each of them was interesting and I feel as though I’m walking away with a lot of ideas and new resources to make my classroom more efficient and effective. 705 more words


The Social Science Teacher at #NSTA14 Boston

This was my view from my hotel window this morning. Isn’t it breathtaking?