The New Mexico Science Teachers Association (NMSTA) is dedicated to providing a network for educators throughout the state to work collaboratively towards improving science education from Pre-kindergarten through college. The NMSTA assists classroom teachers enhance science education by providing guidance and sharing strategies through professional development.
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Announcements & news
PED Announcement - teachers needed to review science content 12-06-2014
The Math and Science Bureau at the Public Education Department (PED) is recruiting K–12 science teacher participants for a focus group to evaluate our current science standards and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). A representative panel from across the state will spend 4-6 days reviewing our current content and comparing it to the NGSS. They will make recommendations to the PED regarding adoption of NGSS and/or revision of our current standards. The application deadline is December 15, so hurry! NGSS Memo (Word document) Application Form (Word document)
Service to Science Award 12-06-2014
NMSTA is pleased to announce that our 2014 Service to Science Award Recipient is Selena Connealy. She will receive her award during our upcoming general meeting at the Soar to Greater Heights NMSTA/NMCTM,EEANM conference in ABQ on November 15th. The meeting is from 2-2:45 in the Multi Purpose Room of the Natural History Museum. Please join us in congratulating Selena on her many accomplishments! Selena was the Education Director at the NM Museum of Natural History and Science and was also a key leader in the Science Education Institute of the Southwest. In both of these roles she was dedicated to providing meaningful, effective professional development for teachers in math and science. Selena has also held a leadership role in the NM Partnership for Math and Science Education for many years. Her organizational skills and understanding of the issues in science education in New Mexico have made her an effective advocate for improving science education. Selena's has experience and an extensive network in the informal science education community. She has been critical to the establishment of the NM Informal Science Education Network and has helped to develop and deliver the ISE Net's teacher professional development program. She is also a member of the Math and Science Advisory Council for the Public Education Department and has taken a leadership role in the Collective Impact Team for Science Education facilitated by NM First. Selena has had a lasting impact on NM science education in both formal and informal settings through her work with the museum community, teacher professional development and education policy discussions and decisions.