COME JOIN US!
The annual conference of the Arizona Science Teachers Association, Science in Action! will be held on November 19, 2016 in Phoenix at Grand Canyon University with pre-conference institute in science on Friday, November 18th. Over 300 science educators will share ideas and work together to advocate research-based science teaching and learning for all of Arizona's children. Attendees have over 4 concurrent sessions with numerous workshops to choose from a focus strand: Real World Connections; Hands-On STEM; Tools of the Trade. For an overview of workshops by strand click here and for descriptions of workshops to click here.
· Real World Connections – One of the main goals of science education is to provide students the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful both personally and professionally. This strand will help teachers to recognize learning opportunities in formal and informal settings that can support students in and out of the classroom. This strand may involve topics such as career preparation, industry/education alliances, citizen science initiatives and understanding the impact of various issues important in science and promotion of career pathways.
· Hands on STEM – Science education has drastically changed over time with the focus shifting from knowledge based understanding of science concepts to an understanding of the world through the intentional connections of the four disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math. STEM education and curriculum utilizes strategies that engage diverse learners and highlights career pathways into STEM. This strand will involve the importance of "doing" science.
· Tools of the Trade – Science teachers are challenged daily with staying current on the available resources and tools. Whether it's technology, content, or pedagogy - this strand gives teachers ideas to build and enhance their "teacher toolbox" with strategies and ideas to support all students in science and STEM.
Conference Details: Saturday, November 19th, 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
|Registration Open||7:15 am - 1:30 pm|
|Annual Meeting||7:45 am - 8:15 am|
|Exhibitor Hall Open||8:00 am - 3:30 pm|
|Concurrent Sessions||8:30 am -10:00 am|
|Energy Break with Exhibitors||10:00 am - 10:30 am|
|Concurrent Sessions||10:30 am - 12:00 pm|
|Lunch, Awards, Special Guest||12:00 pm - 1:30 pm|
|Concurrent Sessions||1:30 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Energy Break with Exhibitors||3:00 pm - 3:20 pm|
|Concurrent Sessions||3:20 pm - 4:50 pm|
|End of Conference Raffle||4:50 pm|
Pre-Registration or On-Site
New/Renewing Member - $ 145
Joint Member - $ 190
Life Member - $ 125
Full-time Student - $ 50.00
GCU Faculty - $50.00
GCU Full-time Pre-Service - $30.00
Spouse - $ 30.00
Exhibit Area -
Exhibitor FACT Sheet - click here.