Connecticut Science Teachers Association

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

STEMtastic! - A series of webinars that are offered each month free of charge!  Sponsored by CSTA and The Isabelle Farrington College of Education at Sacred Heart University.   Resources from past webinars can be found here.

STEMTastic Events-

Dr. Okhee Lee (NYU) and Dr. Todd Campbell (UCONN) present

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Systemic Racism : Creating "A New Normal" for Science and STEM Education with Social Justice for All Students

Powerpoint from Okhee Lee and Todd Campbell's presentation

NSTA Daily Do - How can we make informed decisions to keep ourselves and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Link to the recording

Wednesday, December 2nd,  7pm

 Jill Wertheim (Stanford University) and Eric Lewis (San Francisco Unified School District) present:

3 Dimensional Performance Assessments: A Balanced System of Assessment Designed to Support NGSS

Zoom Link

Sponsored by the The Isabelle Farrington College of Education at Sacred Heart University and The Connecticut Science Teachers Association 

Follow @CTScience, or the Isabelle Farrington College of Education Facebook page for updates!  


Connecticut Science Educator's Conference 2020- 

Unfortunately we will be canceling our November conference this year.   A lot of the work that goes on for the conference begins in March.   We are planning other activities for the fall of 2020 so keep referring to this page for updates! 

We would like your help in planning PD for the coming school year - Please complete the CSTA PD Survey

New!  NGSS Assessment Tools 

This site is designed to facilitate development and sharing of classroom NGSS assessment items and item clusters (groups of items associated with same phenomenon)

PD Opportunities & Science Events

Visit our Professional Development and Grants pages for more information


Twitter Link - @CTScience

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2020  CT Science Awards 

Congratulations to all Awardees!

Excellence in  Science Teaching 2020

  • Excellence in  Elementary Science Teaching 2020 - Sponsored by Pearson
    • Phaedra Taft, Westport, CT 

  • Excellence in Middle School  Science Teaching 2020 - Sponsored by Lab-Aids
    • Kristina Ngai, William J. Johnson Middle School, Colchester, CT
  • Excellence in  Secondary Science Teaching 2020 - Sponsored by School Specialty
    • Diane Pintavalle, Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT

  • Ralph and Ruth Yulo Beginning Teacher Award 2020
    • Robert Wilkos, Middletown High School, Middletown, CT

Babu George STEM Award sponsored by CSSA in partnership with Sacred Heart University

Dr. Sigmund Abeles Award 

    • JASON Learning

Marty Tafel Awards

Life Sciences Middle School - Lauren Marze - Canton Middle School, Canton, CT "Concentration of Microplastics in Four Farmington River Locations"   Teacher - Ashley Lapane

Physical Sciences Middle School Grade 8 - Jakob Zapanta - Green Farm Academy, Westport, CT "Water Filter and Water Turbine"  Teacher - Modupe Oshin

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"Connecticut Science Teachers Association" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 5, Middletown, CT 06457 Copyright 2016 

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