If you are a new science teacher, you have probably discovered that your job entails a whole lot more than just teaching. There are parent conferences to plan for, lab supplies to purchase, and disciplinary measures to consider too. In addition, you will need to find a way to squeeze in time for continuing education credits to keep your license current. Conferences designed specifically for science teachers can be a great way to build a better classroom and brush up on the latest teaching trends.
If you are attending a conference for the first time, you might find the following conference tips helpful:
7 Tips for Science Teacher Conferences
The NSTA hosts one of the most well-known conferences for science teachers. At these conferences you can expect to participate in a number of different workshops and presentations. Conferences of this size generate a lot of interest and attract some very distinguished guest speakers. You can also visit one of the nation's largest science curricula exhibits. It is a great resource for teachers who are preparing for textbook adoption.
The NSTA conference is not the only conference available to science teachers. A number of smaller conferences are hosted by local chapters at the state or regional level. While these smaller conventions provide many of the same resources, they often contain sessions with information very specific to the teaching requirements in your state.
No matter what kind of conference you attend, you will come back with a wealth of information and a number of ideas to help you find new and exciting ways to teach science to your students.