Connecticut Science Teachers Association

" inspire, promote and support the learners of science in the state of Connecticut."


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CSTA members will receive a $75 discount on all new registrations for participation in NGSX Study Groups – the new Professional Learning System offered through the Connecticut Science Center in partnership with the Connecticut State Department of Education.  NGSX is a blended professional learning system designed to help teams of K-12 science educators apply the pedagogical shifts described in the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards to their own teaching. NGSX brings the expertise of Framework developers, experts in teacher learning, and skilled professional development facilitators to science educators across Connecticut.

Not already a member? Join CSTA today. Membership is only $30 – so your savings will more than pay for your membership. Apply for membership in CSTA online or Download & View our Membership Brochure for mail-in registration

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The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), developed by 26 Lead States and a 41-member writing team, are now finalized and posted at NGSS development has been a state-led effort, and all states, including Connecticut, gave input into the process.

To learn more about NGSS and the NRC Framework upon which they are based, you may want to go to the  archived webinars at

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Connecticut Green LEAF schools are leading the way to sustainability! This new program focuses on

  • Providing effective environmental and sustainability education
  • Improving the health and wellness of students and staff, and
  • Reducing environmental impact and cost

The program is open to all K-12 schools in Connecticut. Check out the great lessons linking Common Core with NGSS!

What's Happening in Local Science?? Check out the Upcoming Events page!
Fordham Insitute evaluated the science frameworksfor all of the states, as well as the new one being developed by the National Research Council.
Connecticut got a "C" while the new standards came in at a "B+".
Check out the Safe Science Archives-- articles written by Connecticut's own Science Safety Guru, Dr. Ken Roy.
Looking for some good ideas from the past? Dig into the CSTA Newletter Archive. This is a members-only feature. Log into the website to access this feature.
Check out the Connecticut Journal of Science Education Archive. This is a members-only feature. Log onto the site to access this feature.