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    • 11 Jan 2018
    • 07 Feb 2018
    • Online - UEN Canvas
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    As part of the application for all secondary science endorsements, it is a requirement that all Utah science teachers complete a Lab Safety Certification Course. This certification process helps to assure that all of our science teachers are knowledgeable about the practices necessary for safe lab experiences for students and themselves.

    This course is a four-week online class in partnership with UEN.

    This Lab Safety Certification Online Course meets the Safety Certification requirement for ALL Utah State Science Endorsements.

    Upon successful completion, the participants will receive 1.0 Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Credit that will post to the State Professional Learning MIDAS Education System.

    • 11 Jan 2018
    • 04 Apr 2018
    • Online - UEN Canvas
    Register

    This course is an introduction to the systematics, anatomy, and physiology of the animal kingdom. The course will examine the structure and function of animal organ systems in the framework of the evolution of adaptations. This course also deals with the study of the structure and bodily functions of animals; their habits; where and how they live; their relations to one another and to their environment; and their classification including theories and laws that relate to animal life.

    This Online Endorsement Course meets the Utah State Science Endorsement Course Requirements for:

    • Biological Science: Zoology
    • Environmental Science: Zoology OR Botany

    Additionally, the online science endorsement courses require participants to practice the science lessons in either a classroom setting or with a group of at least five individuals (can be family, friends, neighbors, etc.). In signing up for this course, you may need to be able to have weekly access to one of these two settings to complete assignments.

    Upon successful completion, the participants will receive 3.0 Southern Utah University Credits for EDUC 5225 Science: Zoology (included in the cost of the course).

    • 11 Jan 2018
    • 04 Apr 2018
    • Online - UEN Canvas
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    This Human Anatomy course will focus on has three main objectives:

    • Identify and understand the essential principles of human anatomy including basic chemistry, cell and tissue studies, and an overview of all the major body systems.
    • Discuss current events in human anatomy.
    • Develop lessons and activities, using the content information, that can be used in your classrooms to help students better grasp and relate to the information.

    This Online Endorsement Course meets the Utah State Science Endorsement Course Requirements for:

    • Biological Science: Human Anatomy and/or Physiology

    Additionally, the online science endorsement courses require participants to practice the science lessons in either a classroom setting or with a group of at least five individuals (can be family, friends, neighbors, etc.). In signing up for this course, you may need to be able to have weekly access to one of these two settings to complete assignments.

    Upon successful completion, the participants will receive 3.0 Southern Utah University Credits for EDUC 5250 Science: Human Anatomy and Physiology (included in the cost of the course).


    • 11 Jan 2018
    • 04 Apr 2018
    • Online - UEN Canvas
    Register

    This is an introductory course on the materials that make up the Earth and the processes that modify them. It's important to note that this is a college-level course and you will be expected to understand the material at a much higher level than you will likely incorporate in your classroom. Indulge in this opportunity to educate yourself about the concepts you address in the classroom and how you might provide a more comprehensive experience for your students. You will be glad you did!

    This Online Endorsement Course meets the Utah State Science Endorsement Course Requirements for:

    • Earth Science: Geology
    • Environmental Science: Geology
    • Middle Level Science (Pathway 2): Geology

    Additionally, the online science endorsement courses require participants to practice the science lessons in either a classroom setting or with a group of at least five individuals (can be family, friends, neighbors, etc.). In signing up for this course, you may need to be able to have weekly access to one of these two settings to complete assignments.

    Upon successful completion, the participants will receive 3.0 Southern Utah University Credits for EDUC 5201 Science: Geology (included in the cost of the course).

    • 11 Jan 2018
    • 04 Apr 2018
    • Online - UEN Canvas
    Register

    This course will introduce you to the basics of physics learning about vibrations, waves, light, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics. Physics is the study of everything around you, forming the basis of all science. As you begin to understand and analyze basic principles of physics, you will gain a greater understanding of the world around you and other areas of science.

    This Online Endorsement Course meets the Utah State Science Endorsement Course Requirements for:

    • Physical Science: General Physics II
    • Physics: General Physics II

    Additionally, the online science endorsement courses require participants to practice the science lessons in either a classroom setting or with a group of at least five individuals (can be family, friends, neighbors, etc.). In signing up for this course, you may need to be able to have weekly access to one of these two settings to complete assignments.

    Upon successful completion, the participants will receive 3.0 Southern Utah University Credits for EDUC 5200 Science: Physics 2 (included in the cost of the course).

    • 11 Jan 2018
    • 04 Apr 2018
    • Online - UEN Canvas
    Register

    This course will focus on kinetics, equilibrium, solution chemistry, acid-base interactions, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and organic chemistry. This course is intended for students that need General Chemistry II. Students should have completed General Chemistry I prior to starting this course. Particularly, students should be familiar with chemical bonding, intermolecular forces, molecular geometry, atomic and quantum theory, stoichiometric calculations, periodicity, thermodynamics, and spontaneity.

    This Online Endorsement Course meets the Utah State Science Endorsement Course Requirements for:

    • Chemistry: General/Inorganic Chemistry II
    • Physical Science: General/Inorganic Chemistry II

    Additionally, the online science endorsement courses require participants to practice the science lessons in either a classroom setting or with a group of at least five individuals (can be family, friends, neighbors, etc.). In signing up for this course, you may need to be able to have weekly access to one of these two settings to complete assignments.

    Upon successful completion, the participants will receive 3.0 Southern Utah University Credits for EDUC 5215 Science: Principles of Inorganic Chemistry 2 (included in the cost of the course).

    • 09 Feb 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM (MST)
    • Provo Marriott Conference Center, Provo, UT
    Register

     

    Nonmember:  $130

    Early BIrd Member: $80 (Best before Jan 15th, 2018)

    Member regular: $90


    Member Student Teacher: $40 (Best before Jan 15th,  2018)

    Member 1st Year Teacher: $40 (Best before Jan 15th, 2018)



    Member onsite: $100


    Member Student/First Year onsite:$50


    Presenter: $40 


    Vendor for profit: $500


    Vendor for nonprofit: $250 (501C3)


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    The 2018 Annual USTA conference is a wonderful opportunity for professional development, lesson plan ideas, networking, and inspiration, and so much more.

    This year our keynote speaker will be Philip Bell from the University of Washington.

    In addition to the keynote, there will be 12 different themed strands throughout the day and 5 different breakout session for each to help you with your teaching curriculum with ideas, demos, lessons, etc. 

    We hope you can join us for a great day that will help you and your students better appreciate science and science education.

    Remember, after the conference from 6:00 pm - 8:30pm at the Provo Marriott Conference Center is the USTA Awards Banquet.  Come join us as for a delicious meal as hear the work from inspiring educators from around the state.  Tickets are only $20/person and non-USTA member guests are welcome.

    • 09 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Provo Marriot Conference Center
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    Attend our UtSTA Awards Banquet to celebrate honored teachers.  Membership to UtSTA is not required.  Cost is $20 a plate.  Friends, family and district personnel are invited to attend. 

    • 04 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08 Jun 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Brigham Young University Eyring Science Center N-106
    • 19
    Register


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


    Physics 1

    Description: This course will focus on the study motion through energy and sound.  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.  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.





    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.

    • 10 Jun 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • 14 Jun 2018
    • 11:30 PM
    • UVU Field Station, Capitol Reef National Park
    • 21
    Register

    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.  This is a field experience with night time viewing.  You will be able to use a telescope to find objects in the sky during this workshop.  Capitol reef is a gorgeous night sky and the UVU field station is amazing.  This USTA Astronomy workshop is much more than a paper pencil class and USTA looks forward to hosting you for the week or even just one night.

    Instructor: Emma Smith, Duane Merrell


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

    IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION:
    • 3 semester hours UVU or BYU 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 June 10th and the course will end by noon of June 14 at noon.

    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 $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 4 weeks before the class starts or your registration fees will be forfeited.

    • 18 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 22 Jun 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Westlake High School, Saratoga Springs
    • 30
    Register
    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.  Taught at Westlake High School.  Don Bastian a master chemistry teacher leads this course.  Come away with knew content knowledge, labs completed and with pedagogical skills to use when teaching 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 and transportaion (if needed)

    Registration Costs are to cover the course instructor, meeting location(s), supplies, college credit recording fees, and meals (lunch 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 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 22 Jun 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Brigham Young University, Field Trip to Utah's West Desert Thursday and Friday
    • 29
    Register


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

    Historical Geology

    *Meet Requirements or Elementary STEM endorsement for Matter.

    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.  Several local field trips with Thursday and Friday trip to Utah's west desert.

    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, overnight stay on Thursday night is included in registration.

    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.

    • 25 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 29 Jun 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Oak Canyon Jr. High, Lindon
    • 30
    Register
    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.

    *Meets requirements for Elementary STEM Endorsement course STEM Practices

    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.

    • 25 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 29 Jun 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Brigham Young University, Provo Utah N-106 Eyring Science Center
    • 18
    Register
    Summer Endorsement/Professional Development Series. Hosted by Utah Science Teachers Association and Brigham Young University

    Advanced Physics: Labs and Demonstrations

    Description: This course will focus on Advanced Physics use of arduino's in data collection

    Instructor: Duane Merrell, Nathan Powers, Lars Johnson and BYU Lab instructors.

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

    IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION:
    • 3 semester hours of BYU credit 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 fee, and meals (lunch 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.

Past events

15 Nov 2017 Science Educator Workshop: Teaching Precision Medicine, Genomics, and Molecular Diagnostics in Your Classroom
11 Nov 2017 Clark Planetarium- UtSTA Family Day
11 Nov 2017 Science Day at Weber State for Jr and Sr Students
06 Nov 2017 4th Annual Northern Utah STEM Expo Family Night!
15 Oct 2017 Journey to the Outer Worlds
13 Oct 2017 Sounds to Astound
09 Oct 2017 Celebrate World Space Week at Astrocamp
06 Oct 2017 WSU Physics Open House
25 Jul 2017 Canceled due to lack of enrollment, STEM Elementary Endorsement Course: Energy
10 Jul 2017 STEM Elementary Endorsement: Nature of Science and Engineering 2017
10 Jul 2017 Summer Professional Development and Endorsement Course - Secondary Science Instructional Methods 2017
26 Jun 2017 STEM Elementary Endorsement Course: Matter
25 Jun 2017 Summer Professional Development and Endorsement Course - Physical Geology 2017
18 Jun 2017 USTA/PTRA Summer Professional Development and Endorsement Course - Astronomy 2017
12 Jun 2017 STEM Elementary Endorsement Course: Engineering Practices
12 Jun 2017 Summer Professional Development and Endorsement Course - Chemistry 1
05 Jun 2017 USTA/PTRA Advanced Physics with Labs and Demonstrations
05 Jun 2017 STEM Elementary Endorsement Course: Forces
05 Jun 2017 USTA/PTRA Summer Professional Development and Endorsement Course - Physics 2 2017
02 Mar 2017 Mysteries At The Dinosaur Quarry: Analyzing Fossil Evidence To Construct Explanations.
10 Feb 2017 2017 USTA Awards Banquet
10 Feb 2017 2017 USTA Conference
26 Oct 2016 Christa McAuliffe Space Center
21 Oct 2016 Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolate Factory Tour
15 Oct 2016 Trilobite day
01 Oct 2016 USTA Day - Spiral Jetty
10 Sep 2016 Antelope Island
31 Jul 2016 Summer Endorsement Course - Astronomy
25 Jul 2016 Summer Endorsement Course - Historical Geology
11 Jul 2016 Canceled June 1, 2016 Summer Endorsement Course - Evolutionary Biology 2016
27 Jun 2016 Summer Endorsement Course - Secondary Science Instructional Methods
13 Jun 2016 Summer Endorsement Course - Chemistry 2
06 Jun 2016 Summer Endorsement Course - Physics 1 Course
05 Feb 2016 2016 USTA Awards Banquet
05 Feb 2016 2016 USTA Conference
03 Oct 2015 USTA Days - North Davis Sewage Treatment Center
03 Oct 2015 USTA Days - Lego Mindstorm Training
26 Sep 2015 USTA Days - Wheeler Historic Farm
12 Sep 2015 USTA Days - Exploring the Great Salt Lake
06 Jul 2015 Summer Endorsement Course - Comparative Zoology for Secondary Educators
29 Jun 2015 Summer Endorsement Course - Science Methods
21 Jun 2015 Summer Endorsement Course - Physical Geology
15 Jun 2015 Summer Endorsement Course - Statistics for Educators
15 Jun 2015 Summer Endorsement Course - Organic Chemistry 1 for Secondary Educators
14 Jun 2015 Summer Endorsement Course - Astronomy
08 Jun 2015 Summer Endorsement Course - Chemistry 1
08 Jun 2015 Summer Endorsement Course - Physics 2
06 Feb 2015 2015 USTA Awards Banquet
06 Feb 2015 2015 USTA Conference
11 Oct 2014 USTA Day - Redmond Salt Factory
11 Oct 2014 USTA Day - Crater Day
11 Oct 2014 USTA Day - Spiral Jetty
11 Oct 2014 USTA Day - Fire and Glass
04 Aug 2014 Summer Endorsement Course - Statistics for Educators
14 Jul 2014 Summer Endorsement Course - Evolutionary Biololgy
07 Jul 2014 Summer Endorsement Course - Secondary Science Instructional Methods
22 Jun 2014 Summer Endorsement Course - Astronomy
16 Jun 2014 Summer Endorsement Course - Advanced Physics for Teachers
16 Jun 2014 Summer Endorsement Course - Chemistry
16 Jun 2014 Summer Endorsement Course - Physics 1
07 Feb 2014 2014 USTA Awards Banquet
07 Feb 2014 2014 USTA Conference
19 Oct 2013 USTA Day - Capitol Reef Nation Park
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