Conferences – OSTA Fall Conference 11.1.14

The 2014 OSTA Fall Staff Development Conference is Oklahoma’s largest meeting devoted exclusively to science teaching and science teachers.

With a new state curriculum guide and new adoption year, the 2014 conference will be a tremendous opportunity for science suppliers and organizations that support science teachers and science instruction.

Science vendors and exhibitors can apply for booth space at the OSTA conference beginning today through October 3rd, 2014.  There are separate charges for non-profit and for-profit organizations,  the number of tables needed, and the number of persons manning the booth (lunch for 2 is provided, extra lunches can be purchased at the time of application).  Teacher/educator organizations that partner with OSTA can also exhibit without a charge for booth space.

In all cases, OSTA membership is required to attend or participate in the conference.

The on-line application allows for on-line payment via credit card or for purchase order number.

Click HERE to submit an application to be a vendor or exhibitor at the OSTA Fall Conference

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The Oklahoma Science Teachers Association Fall Conference

Coming October 31-November 1, 2014

OSTA “Flips” for Science

1st – It’s time to recognize the teacher’s in our midst who are doing exceptional things with students. The OSTA Science Teacher of the Year Awards. Each year we recognize an outstanding Elementary, Middle Level, High School, and College/University teacher with the special distinction of recognition as an outstanding teacher by their peers on OSTA. The nomination is online and found here.

2nd – It’s also time identify the outstanding teacher/leaders who can contribute to the future of OSTA and Oklahoma Science Education through service on the OSTA Board of Directors. Any active Oklahoma science teacher who is a member is eligible to run and be elected to OSTA office. Nominations this year are for terms beginning in 2015 for the offices of OSTA President-Elect (to serve as President 2016 and past-President 2017), Middle Level Director, College/University Director, Director at Large, and Secretary/Historian. Self nominations are welcome. The OSTA Board of Director Nomination form is online and found here.

3rd – Do you know a person or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to Science Education in Oklahoma? Please nominate that person or organization for recognition by way of OSTA’s highest honor, the Jack Renner Distinguished Service to Oklahoma Science Education Award. Past winner’s are a Who’s Who of science in this state. OU Professor Ed Marek, Past State Science Supervisor Jana Rowland, OU Professor Emeritus Vic Hutchinson, Mustang Science Coordinator Gaile Loving, OU Professor Gordon Uno, and the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board have all been honored with the Jack Renner Award. There are many others who have made contributions to Oklahoma that deserve the honor of the Jack Renner Award. Make your nomination here.

4th – Are you ready to share what you know?  The strength of OSTA is it’s member base – highly motivated, high performing teachers who are known for their caring for students and love for the profession.  At OSTA we love to share what we’ve learned with our colleagues and the Fall Conference is the best place in Oklahoma for that to happen.  Submit a proposal to present at the conference here.

Registration for the OSTA Fall Conference is Now OPEN

The University of Central Oklahoma is one again the host for the OSTA Fall Staff Development Conference

“OSTA Flips for Science”

 UCO’s Howell Hall Science building on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

8 am until 4:00 pm

$30 per person full Member registration, includes refreshments before and during the conference as well as lunch.

When you register for the conference, be sure to check your attendance at the OSTA Awards Reception on Friday, October 31st.  Join as we celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of outstanding science educators from across the state.The reception will be held on downtown OKC on Film Row at the Dunlap-Codding Law Firm.  The address is 609 W. Sheridan.

Registration Discounts are available to Full time College/ University Students.  Student volunteers can also receive a waiver  on the cost of registration in exchange for service to the association during the conference.  Contact Dr. Beth Allan to schedule volunteer time and obtain a registration discount code. Volunteer opportunities are limited.

On-line payment is preferred.

Purchase orders to OSTA are accepted, but such registrations must be mailed to arrive by October 15.

This is a Members-Only Conference.

Join OSTA HERE

Register for the Conference by logging in to your OSTA Memberclicks account.

Science vendors and exhibitors can apply for booth space at the OSTA conference through October 3rd, 2014.  There are separate charges for non-profit and for-profit organizations,  the number of tables needed, and the number of persons manning the booth (lunch for 2 is provided, extra lunches can be purchased at the time of application).  Teacher/educator organizations that partner with OSTA can also exhibit without a charge for booth space.

In all cases, OSTA membership is required to attend or participate in the conference.

The on-line application allows for on-line payment via credit card or for purchase order number.

Click HERE to submit an application to be a vendor or exhibitor at the OSTA Fall Conference

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