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2016 USTA Conference - Science in 3D

Thanks for attending Friday, February 5th at the Provo Marriott Conference Center.

If you have great ideas for next year please contact a board member.


Upcoming events

    • 06 Jun 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10 Jun 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Brigham Young University Eyring Science Center N-106
    • 9


    Summer Endorsement/Professional Development Series. Hosted by Utah Science Teachers Association, Brigham Young University and The Physics Teacher Resource Associates (PTRA).

    Physics 1

    Description: This course will focus on the study motion through energy and sound.  PTRA/Modeling/ Utah Physics Standards are the emphasis of instruction. The physics is engaging, the food is good, and you may even like your lab partners.  The National PTRA program will help support the first ten registrants with a $250 stipend that can be used for registration or for equipment.  Build and learn from projects based physics, paper drag racers, bottle rockets, hot air balloons ideas that you can do with your students tomorrow if needed.  Fits any physics textbook or physics curriculum.

    BYU Physics Department funded a bottle rocket launcher, paper rocket launcher and dancing flame (Rueben's Tube) for all participants. (April 26th, 2015)

    So with PTRA funds and BYU Physics Department Funds this should be a great workshop.

    Instructors: Duane Merrell, Lars Johnson

    Course Contact: Duane Merrell
                           801-422-2255
                           duane_merrell@byu.edu

    IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION:
    • 3 semester hours of BYU Credit.
    • Lunch is provided each day.
    • Each student is responsible for housing.

    Registration Costs are to cover the course instructor, meeting location(s), supplies, and meals (lunch and snacks for each full day) and Credit. 

    NOTE: If you are not a current member of USTA you can renew your membership or join the Utah Science Teachers Association today ($6-10/year) and save $250 on your registration costs.  To join today, CLICK HERE.

    By registering and paying, you agree that if you are not able to attend you will cancel at least 3 weeks before the class starts or your registration fees will be forfeited.

    • 13 Jun 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • 17 Jun 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Westlake High School, Saratoga Springs
    • 27
    Registration is closed
    Summer Endorsement/Professional Development Series. Hosted by Utah Science Teachers Association and Utah Valley University.

    Chemistry 2

    Description: The course will focus on learning and teaching chemistry.  This week-long chemistry course will include inquiry style learning with methods to reach and engage students in the study of chemistry.

    Instructor: Don Bastian

    Course Contact: Duane Merrell
                              801-422-2255
                             duane_merrell@byu.edu

    IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION:
    • 3 semester hours of UVU Credits is included.
    • Lunch is provided each day.
    • Each student is responsible for housing (if needed)

    Registration Costs are to cover the course instructor, meeting location(s), supplies, college credit recording fees, and meals (lunch and snacks for each full day).  NOTE: If you are not a current member of USTA you can renew your membership or join the Utah Science Teachers Association today ($6-10/year) and save $250 on your registration costs.  To join today, CLICK HERE.

    By registering and paying, you agree that if you are not able to attend you will cancel at least 2 weeks before the class starts or your registration fees will be forfeited.

    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • 01 Jul 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Oak Canyon Jr. High, Lindon
    • 8
    Summer Endorsement/Professional Development Series. Hosted by Utah Science Teachers Association, Brigham Young University, and Utah Valley University.

    Secondary Science Instructional Methods: Bringing Students Doing Science Back Into The Science Classroom.

    Description: Top-notch, exciting, engaging, and just plain fun, this class is designed for teachers in all stages of their career who are interested in bringing the excitement of science into the classroom.  The investigations used in the course are Core specific and designed for teachers to implement inquiry investigations from the course in their own classrooms.

    Instructor: Doug Panee & Darren Hodges & Josh Stowers & Duane Merrell

    Course Contact: Duane Merrell
                              801-422-2255
                              
    duane_merrell@byu.edu

    IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION:
    • 3 semester hours of BYU Credit. 
    • Lunch is provided each day.
    • Each student is responsible for housing and travel.

    NOTE: If you are not a current member of USTA you can renew your membership or join the Utah Science Teachers Association today ($6-10/year) and save on your registration costs.  To join today, CLICK HERE.

    By registering and paying, you agree that if you are not able to attend you will cancel at least 3 weeks before the class starts or your registration fees will be forfeited.

    • 11 Jul 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • 15 Jul 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • South Jordan Middle School
    • 28
    Summer Endorsement/Professional Development Series. Hosted by Utah Science Teachers Association and Southern Utah University.

    Evolutionary Biology

    Description: This course will focus on learning and teaching Evolutionary Biology.  This week long course will include inquiry style learning with methods to reach and engage students in the study of Evolution. 

    Instructor: John Taylor

    Course Contact: John Taylor
                              435-865-8699
                              taylorjr@suu.edu

    IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION:
    • 3 semester hours of SUU Credit
    • Lunch is provided each day.
    • Each student is responsible for housing.

    Registration Costs are to cover the University Credit, course instructor, meeting location(s), supplies, and meals (lunch and snacks for each full day).  NOTE: If you are not a current member of USTA you can renew your membership or join the Utah Science Teachers Association today ($6-10/year) and save $250 on your registration costs.  To join today, CLICK HERE.

    By registering and paying, you agree that if you are not able to attend you will cancel at least 2 weeks before the class starts or your registration fees will be forfeited.
    • 18 Jul 2016
    • 8:30 AM
    • 22 Jul 2016
    • 4:30 PM
    • Genetic Science Learning Center, University of Utah, 515 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102, 5th floor, room 520

    To Register for this course please go to:
    https://continue.utah.edu/contracts/Heredity_and_Genetics/1166

    This course explores basic genetics concepts including: inheritance, DNA structure and function, protein synthesis, and the role of genetics in adaptation and natural selection. We will also explore advanced applications of genetics and genomics such as: precision medicine, epigenetics, the human microbiome, stem cells, cloning and gene therapy. We will utilize classroom-ready curriculum materials employing a variety of teaching and learning strategies that directly address all standards in Strands 7.4 and 7.5 (7th grade) of Utah’s new SEEd standards, and Utah’s Biology Core Standards 4 and 5.

    Instructors: Molly Malone and Amy Hawkins, Ph.D

    Dates: July 18-22

    Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Location: Genetic Science Learning Center
    University of Utah
    515 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
    5th floor, room 520

    Fee: $500

    Course Contact: Molly Malone

                                  
    IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION:
    • 3 semester hours of U of U Credit
    • Lunch is provided each day.
    • Each student is responsible for housing.


    • 25 Jul 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • 29 Jul 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Provo High School, Field Trip Thursday and Friday
    • 22


    Summer Endorsement/Professional Development Series. Hosted by Utah Science Teachers Association, Brigham Young University, and Utah Valley State University.

    Historical Geology

    Description: This course will focus on learning and teaching concepts of geology.  This week-long geology course will include inquiry style learning with methods to reach and engage students in the study of geology.  Fabulous trips will be scheduled for the entire week of the course.

    Instructor: Ty Robinson


    Course Contact: Duane Merrell
                                801-717-6038 
                              duane_merrell@byu.edu

    IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION:
    • 3 semester hours of UVU Credit
    • Lunch is provided each day.
    • Each student is responsible for housing.

    Registration Costs are to cover the course instructor, meeting location(s), supplies, and meals (lunch and snacks for each full day).  NOTE: If you are not a current member of USTA you can renew your membership or join the Utah Science Teachers Association today ($6-10/year) and save $250 on your registration costs.  To join today, CLICK HERE.

    By registering and paying, you agree that if you are not able to attend you will cancel at least 3 weeks before the class starts or your registration fees will be forfeited.

    • 31 Jul 2016
    • 6:00 PM
    • 04 Aug 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • UVU Field Station, Capitol Reef National Park
    • 5

    Summer Endorsement/Professional Development Series. Hosted by Utah Science Teachers Association and Utah Valley University.

    Astronomy

    Description: This course will focus on learning and teaching Astronomy.  This week long course will include inquiry style learning with methods to reach and engage students in the study of Astronomy.  Fabulous evening viewing opportunities occur each evening of the course.

    Instructor: Emma Smith, Adam Bennion, Brittany Bennion (Night Sky Photoraphy)


    Course Contact: Duane Merrell
                              801-422-2255
                              duane_merrell@byu.edu
                                        

    IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION:
    • 3 semester hours UVU Credit is included.
    • Overnight Accommodations and Meals will be provided for all participants.
    • You will need to arrive at Capitol Reef UVU Field Station on Sunday Evening July 31st and the course will end by noon of Aug 4th.

    Registration Costs are to cover the course instructor, meeting location(s), supplies, college credit recording fee, overnight accommodations and meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner during stay).  NOTE: If you are not a current member of USTA you can renew your membership or join the Utah Science Teachers Association today ($6-10/year) and save $150 on your registration costs.  To join today, CLICK HERE.

    By registering and paying, you agree that if you are not able to attend you will cancel at least 3 weeks before the class starts or your registration fees will be forfeited.

NSTA Regional Conference
is coming to Salt Lake City!
    October 24-26, 2019


More details to follow.


2017 Conference Date Feb. 10

More info coming!!

Speaker: Ken Wesson


USTA Supports Utah SEEd Standards

Find the newly approved Utah SEEd Standards here.

Read USTA's declaration of support for the new Utah SEEd Standards - Click Here

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Learning Opportunities
Check out Professional Development opportunities available from USTA and other education organizations in Utah. There are a lot of great classes, workshops, and institutes to get involved with.




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