National Science Teachers Association

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… The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA’s current membership of 60,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education … (about /overview 1/2).

Membership; Professional Development; Get involved;
Conferences and Institutes; Publications and Products; Science store;
Addresse: National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22201, USA;

About /overview 2/2: … NSTA’s Guiding Principles:

  • Model excellence;
  • Champion science literacy;
  • Value scientific excellence;
  • Embrace diversity, equity, and respect;
  • Enhance teaching and learning through research;
  • Collaborate with partners;
  • Exemplify a dynamic professional organization.

NSTA’s Strategic Plan: In the spring of 2005, NSTA’s leadership developed a strategic plan that identified four critical goals that will guide and inform NSTA’s efforts over the next five years:

  • Engage All Teachers of Science Continually to Improve Science Education;
  • Improve Student Learning by Supporting and Enhancing Science Teaching;
  • Advocate for the Importance of Science, Both Science Literacy and the Development of Scientific Expertise;
  • Enhance Science Education Through Research-Based Policy and Practice

Governance: The NSTA Board of Directors consists of elected officers and directors representing the ten divisions within the organization. The Divisions are:

  • Preschool and Elementary Division
  • Middle Level Division
  • High School Division
  • College Division
  • Informal Science Division
  • Division of Research in Science Education
  • Division of Coordination and Supervision
  • Division of Preservice Teacher Preparation
  • Division of Multicultural/Equity in Science Education
  • Division of Professional Development

The Executive Director is a nonvoting, ex-officio secretary and there is a nonvoting ex-officio treasurer. There are three elected members in the presidential chain: the president-elect, the president and the retiring president. Each of their terms is one year … (full long text).

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