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Science Teachers of Missouri is the state chapter of the National Science Teachers Association. As the state chapter, STOM works closely with NSTA on education issues at the National Level.

Mission Statement:  STOM promotes the professional interests of the Missouri science education community.

STOM serves as a link with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, speaking for teachers on matters related to science education. Our members have assisted with national grant proposals, workshop presentations and revisions of key skills.
STOM partners with education agencies and institutions on grant initiatives designed to develop and enhance science educational opportunities for preschool through adult students and educators.
STOM is currently offering FREE MEMBERSHIPS to teachers! This limited-time offer will provide you with a STOM membership through Dec 31, 2015!
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SAVE THE DATE

DECEMBER 3–5, 2015 

NSTA CONFERENCE ON SCIENCE EDUCATION          

KANSAS CITY  M I S S O U R I

     R A I S I N G  T H E  STA K E S   I N  S C I E N C E

               

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRANDS

The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching

Combining Science with Agriculture

Achieving Success with the NGSS


Top 5 reasons to attend an NSTA conference

  1. PERFORMANCE: You and your students deserve to be excellent in science.
  2. LEADERSHIP: New skills, knowledge, and activities help build educational leaders who influence others to do extraordinary things.
  3. MOTIVATION: Expert speakers, educators, and scientists serve to inspire and stimulate.
  4. PASSION: Sharing it with your peers, your mentors, and the leaders in science education is contagious.
  5. GROWTH: Your conference experience will expand your world personally and professionally.

Conference Committee Leaders

Mike Szydlowski
Conference Chairperson
K–12 Science Coordinator
Columbia Public Schools
1818 W. Worley Columbia, MO 65203

Betsy (Elizabeth) O'Day
Program Coordinator
Elementary Science Specialist
Hallsville Intermediate School
411 E. Hwy. 124 Hallsville, MO 65255

James L. Puckett
Local Arrangements Coordinator
700 S Hughes St, Hamilton MO  64644-8231

 

MO Elementary Science Standards Work Group Needs Your Feedback on Proposed Standards - Deadline Sept 11

 

This survey is designed to provide feedback to the Science (K-5) work group formed according to Missouri House Bill 1490 regarding the science performance expectations.  This survey contains Kindergarten - Fifth Grade Performance Expectations Only. 

 

You can provide feedback on all performance expectations, or a subset if you choose. Also notice that the feedback is for refining purposes.  Our recommendation to the State Board of Education is due October 1st.Deadline for submission of feedback via the survey is September 11.


The information provided here will be used strictly to inform our work and improve our recommendation to the Missouri State Board of Education. Our goal is to provide a high quality science education for Missouri students. 

 

Directions:

 

Please use the hyperlink below to access the survey.

 

To provide feedback, simply select the standard of your choice.  Upon completion of the section: you can choose to continue, which provides the ability to review another set of standards  or select submit to end your session.  Once submitted, you will need to log in again to complete more reviews.  Your comments can be copied and pasted from a word processing document.

 

http://goo.gl/forms/6W9bCNDw5I




MO Secondary Science Standards Work Group Needs Your Feedback on Proposed Standards - Deadline Sept 11


This survey is designed to provide feedback to the Science (6-12) work group formed according to Missouri House Bill 1490 regarding the science performance expectations.

 

These proposed performance expectations are based on the feedback received from the last survey results. The information provided here will be used strictly to inform our work and improve our recommendation to the Missouri State Board of Education.

 

Here is the link to the MIDDLE SCHOOL survey:  http://goo.gl/forms/pAO1S4e1Zr 


Here is the link to the HIGH SCHOOL surveyhttp://goo.gl/forms/AQ4GPt5Xv1

This survey will be active through Friday, September 11th.  If you have any questions or comments, please email 
HB1490Science@hotmail.com.  Thank you for your assistance in helping us to develop quality standards for the students of Missouri.

 

Sincerely,

HB1490 Secondary Science Work Group

 

Please disseminate this survey to Missouri schools districts, science teachers, parents, community members or any other Missouri resident interested in science education.


Next Generation Science Standards - 

STOM Recommendation for Adoption


STOM supports learning expectations that reflect the most current research on student learning within the field of science.  STOM believes they should be written as rigorous performance expectations that challenge students to use, apply, and critically think about science rather than memorize content. STOM also believes that many educators should be involved in the development of new science standards. It is the position of STOM that the Next Generation Science Standards, which were developed and vetted by over 10,000 science educators, be used to educate and excite Missouri students. The Next Generation Science Standards provide the appropriate content, framework, and integration that will allow our students to develop into citizens capable of understanding and evaluating the world and information around them.  

 

STOM strongly encourages school districts to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards and the organization is here to help those districts with the professional development, advice, and support to develop a meaningful and high-quality K-12 Science Program. 

Suggested Resources
word HB1490 Work Group Proposed Elementary (K-5) Science Standards - 9.2.2015 (Public Resources Next Generation Standards - Support and Resources)
word HB1490 Work Group Proposed Middle School (grades6-8) Science Standards Aug2015 (Public Resources Next Generation Standards - Support and Resources)
word HB1490 Work Group Proposed High School (grades9-12) Science Standards Aug2015 (Public Resources Next Generation Standards - Support and Resources)
word Science Matters in MO eBLAST - July 2 2015 (Public Resources STOM Science Matters in Missouri eBLASTS)
word 2015 STOM Membership Form (Public Resources STOM Organization Forms and Documents)