Announcing the WSTA 2015 Conference!
The Collection of Evidence (COE) Team at OSPI is searching for biology teachers interested in piloting two of six new Biology COE tasks this spring.
Biology teachers would receive two paper-based tasks to pilot in general biology class(es) the second week of April. During the administration of each task it is expected that each student completes the task independently while supervised by their teacher. Each task may be administered in parts over more than one session as long as students are not allowed to return to questions completed in a prior session. Students are allowed access to the same tools as a student completing the Biology End-of-Course (EOC): a calculator in test mode and a straight edge.
Teachers would be provided four full weeks to administer the two tasks. The two tasks would be mailed back to OSPI during the second full week of May.
Please complete the questionnaire below if you are interested in participating:
Closing Date: February 4, 2015
Professional Development SurveyIn an effort to meet the training needs of our membership, WSTA is conducting a survey online through Survey Monkey to determine what professional development members believe we should offer in each of our regions. The survey takes about 3-5 minutes and can be accessed at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/
WSTA 2014 Conference
October 17 to 19, 2014
The Next Generation: Science and STEM for All!
WSTA Board attends National Congress on Science Education in DC in July 2014!
WSTA attended the annual National Congress on Science Education (NCSE) held in Washington, DC this year. state science teacher organizations with information and a voice for science education matters through NSTA. The latest information and resolutions are brought to state chapters, and chapters can provide input on these matters. This years workshop topics included:
John Parker (President) attended the congress on behalf of WSTA and information from the congress was provided to the WSTA Board and incorporated into strategic planning and goal setting at the Board Retreat in August at Baker Lake Lodge.
WSTA is a non-profit organization and gladly excepts donations to further the science education of our youth in Washington state through our mission and vision. If you would like to make a donation, please click the link Donate to WSTA.