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Pennsylvania Science TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

The mission of PSTA is to connect, inform, support, and advocate for science educators and students in Pennsylvania.

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PSTA sponsors events throughout the year with the goal of providing professional development and networking opportunities for our members. We also work to share other events happening around the state and country! 


Upcoming PSTA Events

    • 12 Dec 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Online Webinar
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    Join PSTA and Legends of Learning for this FREE WEBINAR!

    Games consistently provide opportunities and experiences that are not regularly available in every classroom. Join Sean Reidy and Legends of Learning as we discuss the power of game-based learning in the classroom, the research behind it and best practices for teachers to empower students to learn via games.

    Come prepared to engage in the session!


    To receive the Zoom link, you must also register here: http://bit.ly/2rXP3qA

Upcoming Events in PA

  • Pittsburgh STEMposium - Monday, November 18 and Tuesday, November 19, 2019

This event is for school and district leaders who want to create a sustainable ecosystem for STEM education. Energize your local initiative. Experience thought-provoking discussions in an event that brings together stakeholders and policy-makers who are passionate about STEM education. Nationally recognized speakers will provide the launching pad to tackle current issues. Immerse yourself in creating a sustainable ecosystem for STEM education.

The STEMposium is featuring Dr. Rodger Bybee and Peter McLaren who are nationally recognized leaders in STEM education. 

Full information about the STEMposium is found at www.STEMposium.com. The 2-day event costs $100 (early bird rate) or $125 (regular registration) per attendee. Besides the relevant breakout sessions, we are highlighting several local successful STEM initiatives. 


  • FREE: PA Science Curriculum Council Conference - Friday, November 22, 2019

PASCC Conference will be held at McGuffey High School on Friday, November 22, 2019. Plan on joining us for a day of collaboration amongst science educators and administrators. The provided documents contain additional information about PASCC. Please use the link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-2020-pascc-conference-tickets-24814779674 to register for the event. Please limit registration to two people per district and note that our registration fills very quickly with only 100 spots available. Registration closes on Friday, October 25, 2019.

It is important you click “Show Details” under “Organizer Message” after registration. Parking details and additional information can be found in the documents below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jake Kribel at McGuffey (kribelj@mcguffey.k12.pa.us) or Andrea Redinger, PASCC President (andrea.redinger@gslions.net).

PASCC Registration McGuffey 2019.pdf

PASCC McGuffey Nov 2019 Agenda.pdf

  • FREE Workshop: Ultimate STEM, STEAM, and Makerspace Activities (REGISTRATION CLOSED - FILLED)

    The Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model as a way to transform science lab experiences in grades 3-12. ADI can be integrated into any science, math, or engineering curriculum. Teachers can use this instructional approach to provide students with authentic and educative lab activities that will enable them to learn the core ideas, crosscutting concepts and scientific practices that they need to know to be proficient in science. Visit the Events page for more information. Receive $15 off registration with the code ADIPSTA2019! 

      • FREE MWEE Ambassador Workshops for Pennsylvania Teachers

      Learn how to implement Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) to advance environmental literacy and stewardship while increasing standards-based student achievement! MWEEs are learner-centered experiences in which students investigate local environmental issues and complete informed action projects. These hybrid (online and face-to-face) workshops will help teachers plug existing activities and lessons into the MWEE instructional framework. While becoming Certified MWEE Ambassadors, you will discover partnerships with environmental education (EE) providers in your region, plan how to bring the MWEE into your classroom, and participate in hands-on watershed education activities. EE providers are also welcome to attend. All attending educators will receive environmental education instructional materials at the workshop. One attending school district will WIN a $500 stipend for instructional materials, and four others will receive $250!

      For more information and the dates of the workshops, see the documents below. 

      MWEE-Workshop-PA-Educators-Flyer_2019-2020.pdf

      2019-10-21_From-Land-to-Stream-MS-and-HS-Educators_Millersville-Flyer-1.pdf

      2019-10-29_From-Land-to-Stream-MS-and-HS-Educators_Kutztown-Flyer-1.pdf

      • Meet the Scientists Free Online Event
      The Black Hole PIRE project is offering a live course taught by two scientists and members of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), the global collaboration behind the first-ever black hole image announced in April 2019. This course will be provided free of charge to classrooms (grades 8-12) around the country. This presentation will introduce the EHT, explain the motivation for taking an image of a black hole, and highlight the technological and algorithmic advances required to obtain the image. This will be offered on November 21, 2019. The link for teachers to register is here: http://bit.ly/BlackHoleScience (This teaching module will address Next Generation Science Standards, particularly HS-ESS1-4 Earth's Place in the Universe. All material will be geared towards grades 8-12, and is completely free. The live talk will be self-contained and will not require completion of the accompanying lesson plans.)
      • Workshop: Safety Considerations for Designing and Running a Makerspace or STEM Lab

      Offered in collaboration with Intermediate Unit 13 at the IU13 Conference and Training Center in Lancaster, PA

      Teacher Workshop: February 4, 2020 from 8:30-11:30am

      Administrator/Supervisor Workshop: February 4, 2020 from 12:30-3:30pm

      Cost: $75

      Participants will receive:

      Registration Deadline: January 28, 2020

      For additional details and registration information please view these flyers:



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