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2014 Professional Development Institute PDF Print E-mail

PICTURE THIS!

The 2014 NCSTA Professional Development Institute will be held November 6-7, 2014 at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem. Mark your calendar and check back Sept. 1 to register.

Each year, NCSTA's PDI provides seminars by science educators from North Carolina and the Southeast, demonstrating creative and proven methods to present content and pedagogy in science.  Our NCSTA leadership knows that school and personal budgets are tight. When it comes time to make the decision where to spend the available funds, please consider this wonderful opportunity for professional development.

 

Hotel Information:

Make your reservations today at the Marriott or Embassy Suites.

 

Speaker Information:

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 Keynote - The Science House of NCSU

The Science House is the educational outreach center of NC State University's College of Sciences and our opening keynote presentation.  The mission of The Science House is to motivate and prepare K-12 students for STEM content and careers, and educate and empower K-12 teachers to effectively integrate innovative STEM content, research, and technologies into their practices.  The Science House is known for its quality teacher STEM professional development and student educational services.  The Science House will share current innovations and practices in STEM education and provide an opportunity for us to "picture" how we can integrate those into our classrooms today.

 

 

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 Keynote - Andres Ruzo, National Geographic Young Explorer Geoscientist


National Geographic Young Explorer Geoscientist Andres Ruzo will be a featured keynote at the NCSTA 2014 Professional Development Institute "Picture This".  Andres will share tales of his amazing journeys and his passionate vision of how the earth's energy can be the force for real change in our world.  Through amazing photography and his vibrant personality, Andres will help us "Picture This" idea in a new way.

'Energy is a kingpin problem.  By solving our energy issues, we simultaneously take care of other major world problems.

'Andres Ruzo


Preregistration Information:

Preregistration will be available online on Sept. 1, 2014 and will continue through Oct. 23, 2014.  You may pay by check or credit card with your online preregistration.  2014 rates are:

Current Member          $  90

Non-Member              $ 120

Retired Member          $  35

Retired Non-Member   $  55

Student Member         $  20

Student Non-Member  $  40

 

Make your hotel reservations soon at the Embassy Suites or the Marriott.

 


 
NCSTA Awards Nominations PDF Print E-mail

Nominate educators for NCSTA awards for 2014!

Criteria for NCSTA Award Nominations

Deadline for Nominations is Sept. 15, 2014

It is the nominator's responsibility to assemble a nomination packet which must include:

  • A completed nomination form.
  • A narrative from the nominator describing the nominee's experience and/or contributions. Limit to one page.
  • Two letters of support. One must be from the educator's principal or supervisor (for the student teacher, from his/her mentor teacher).
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Call for Nominations PDF Print E-mail

Would you like to have a greater say in science education in North Carolina? Would you like to meet some great folks? Do you want to help other science educators in your area? Do you know someone who would be a great leader? Become an NCSTA board member! Or just nominate someone else. Elections for several positions on the NCSTA board including president-elect and district directors are held each fall.

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Chair of the Nominations & Elections Committee with nominations or questions or submit your nomination online.

The deadline for nominations is September 15.

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2014 PDI Exhibitor Invitation PDF Print E-mail
It’s time once again for NCSTA’s Professional Development Institute – “Picture This”.  We would like to invite you to participate in our trade show. Prices are affordable and the exposure is great!

Non-Profit Exhibitors

Download the Non-Profit Exhibitor Packet and the Non-Profit Exhibitor Application Form. Please return this form with your check made payable to NCSTA to the address on the form.  You will find the information you need regarding our conference as well as some great advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

Commercial Exhibitors

Download the Commercial Exhibitor Packet and the Commercial Exhibitor Application Form.  Please return this form with your check made payable to NCSTA  to the address listed on the form.  You will find the information you need regarding our conference as well as some great advertising and sponsorship opportunities!

Each year we reserve a few presentation time slots to give our commercial exhibitors a chance to present their programs and products to our attendees.  Download our commercial presenter application.

Thank you for your support of NCSTA. This is our 44th year providing quality Professional Development to educators throughout North Carolina. We could not do it without you!  If you have any questions, call Kay Swofford 336.430.4264 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .