I’m attending the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference in Nashville this week. It’s four days of over 1000 total sessions on a variety of science education topics. I’m always on the lookout for tools and strategies on NGSS and best practices that I can use in my professional development work with science teachers and instruction with pre-service teachers.
So far, I’m not disappointed- there is lots of good stuff. We are at a point in the development of support for NGSS implementation where several teachers and entities have quality tools to share. But that is also a problem in our field right now. We have lots of great tools and resources on effective science instruction and the NGSS, however, these tools tend not to be widely known by many practitioners (teachers and administrators).
One of the missions of this site has long been to help keep folks “in the know” about tools, websites, and resources on K-12 science education. In the coming days I hope to highlight a few of my favorites from the 2016 NSTA conference. I’m also planning to build a document to organize and curate some of the best FREE resources for NGSS implementation.
If you were unable to attend the NSTA conference, there are still ways that you can engage with the sessions
- You can peruse the sessions HERE and access ppt slides, handouts, etc for sessions that look interesting
- You can follow the hashtag #NSTA16 on Twitter to find what people are sharing
- You can follow a specific science educator on Twitter to see what they are sharing
- You can read my blog and I’ll highlight a few key resources.