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Make Every Science Lesson COUNT

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Fall Conference 2024

"Spotlight on Science: Re-Igniting Science Education" 

Save the date for the Fall Conference for Science Educators in Hot Springs, AR on October 12, 2024! This conference will feature guest speakers and presenters from around the state, providing valuable insights and knowledge for science educators. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn connect with fellow educators!

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POETS Workshop for 8th-12th Physical Science and Chemistry Teachers - hosted by the University of Arkansas POETS - Friday, June 28, 2024

This June 28th the University of Arkansas Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS) will host a workshop teaching labs gathered from four years of working with local teachers and their students.  These teachers have participated in our Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program.  This program provides opportunities for middle and high school teachers to be immersed in the culture of engineering research at a POETS institution and develop curriculum based on POETS research through a paid fellowship that comprises both summer and year-long activities. RET teachers return to their classrooms filled with more confidence and enthusiasm with increased knowledge about the world of science and engineering research and its applications.

Location: Cato Springs Research Center, 1475 West Cato Springs Road, Fayetteville, AR

Register by: June 19th 

Check out ASTA other PD sessions in the state by clicking the link below. 

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All About Our Organization

Arkansas Science Teachers Association serves the science educators in the state of Arkansas. We are here to make educational changing decisions to best help serve our community, students, and fellow educators. Our board works tirelessly to provide the most up to date science educational news, ground breaking classroom and lesson strategies, and professional development opportunities for all science educators from the primary to the collegiate level. 

Why you should join? 

  • Professional Development Offerings

  • Networking and Social Events 

  • Annual Conferences

  • Advocacy for Science Education  

  • Quarterly Newsletter Publications (all members have the opportunity to present information or share resources)

  • Resources and Information: Lesson and Assessment Ideas; New Teaching Practices; Methods 

  • Publish your Lessons on our Website

  • Grant Opportunities 

  • Opportunities to Develop Leadership Skills  

  • Awards and Recognitions: ASTA Teacher of the Year, District Awards 

  • Access to BrainPOP Science 

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BECOME INVOLVED TODAY

Are you interested in joining the ASTA board? Then click the link below to fill out an interest form. We have one position that is open now, "Website Coordinator" , and several positions that will come up for election in November!

Serve your organization today, why wait?

Get Inspired - Educators Shine Bright! 

Mrs. Kellye O'Neal's 3rd grade Science classes at Jessieville School District, used 4 different "Hummingbird beaks" to determine which design type would best allow them to meet their needs for food. The students were given 4 pipets to represent the beaks- one with tape on the end, one with a paper clip keeping it closed, one with holes punched on the top, and one was not altered. 

TEACHER OF THE YEAR

MATT HOLDEN 

Matt Holden, the Membership Director for ASTA, was recently named Teacher of the Year at Fayetteville High School. He has done so many greats things in the world of science education, and the ASTA organization is proud to have him serve on the board. Please help us to celebrate this accomplishment! 

A message from Matt: 
I am so excited and honored to be selected as 2024 Teacher of the Year for Fayetteville High School and Fayetteville Public Schools! Thank you to all my amazing coworkers, mentors, and students who have made this a great year! #teacheroftheyear #education #science

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UALR - STRIVE 

Are you looking for an educational professional development like no other. Well, then look no farther! STRIVE  is a State-wide PAID Professional Development Program for Arkansas Middle and High School STEM Teachers. For more information click the link below! Application deadlines are coming soon! 

What We Offer

Are you looking for ways to make learning fun in your classroom? Look no further! Our website offers a variety of lesson ideas, learning resources, and educational support to help you engage your students. We also highlight science teachers in the state who are making a in their classrooms. Join our community today and start making learning a blast!

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Lesson Ideas

We make learning fun through a variety of engaging and outside-the-box activities. Teaching is a skill, but great teaching is more of an art that only a few can master. Click here for great lesson ideas!

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Educational Support 

Our annual newsletters are packed full of information about the organization, professional development opportunities, and science strategies that are proven effective! Please reach out to help us know how to better serve you! 

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Entended Learning

We know how difficult it can be to find  reliable resources that focus on assessment and design of lesson learning. Being able to access resources, special offers, and the latest Arkansas Science news is our number one goal for all science educators.

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Spotlights - Science Teachers

Around the state,  educators are doing great things in their classroom. Let's celebrate their success!

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Meet ASTA

Passionate Educator

With a deep-rooted passion for science education, ASTA has been dedicated to inspiring young minds in Arkansas since the early 2000s. ASTA's commitment to fostering a love for science among students of diverse backgrounds has been unwavering. ASTA believes that every student has the potential to excel in the field of science and is devoted to providing a nurturing and stimulating learning environment. Join ASTA in our mission to cultivate the next generation of scientists.

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