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Registration now open for Oct 15 Professional Learning Symposium

Creating a Community of Engaged Learners

We've missed you!  Engage in some leaf peeping on your way to Coventry High School. Enjoy breakfast, snacks, trees, wetlands and conversation with your colleagues. Come Saturday, October 15th for the morning sessions, the afternoon short courses or bring a lunch and stay for both. 

Embed opportunities for sense-making, feedback and collaboration

   Elevate your weather, climate change and sustainability lessons

      Empower your students with Environmental Literacy

         Explore outdoor learning opportunities

            Engage students with place-based phenomena 

Engage in sustainability and climate change with materials from CT Dept of Energy and Environmental Protection, Dinosaur State Park, and eesmarts. Explore fostering a "figuring out together" classroom community of learners through routines and protocols for productive discourse, formative assessment and critique,  Engage students with engineering problems, cutting edge simulations, and place-based geologic and environmental phenomena.

Link to Program of Sessions and Short Courses

Link to registration for [participants], [presenters] and [exhibitors]

Latest News

  • Register for CSTA's Fall Professional Learning Symposium on Oct 15 at Coventry High School 
  • Jason Learning is calling out to all youth to participate in a National Recycling Video & Poster Contest. Find all the info here
  • Listen to CSTA Board Member Mark Ruede's interview on CT NPR program, "Where We Live," focused on How CT Science Teachers Help in Discerning Fact From Fiction.   
  • Congratulations to Lori Durocher, Kindergarten teacher at Norfeldt Elementary School in West Hartford, for being named the 2020 Elementary Science Awardee for PAEMST.
  • Check out these great Elementary literary resources that compliment the NGSS standards.

  • Do you have an idea for a STEMTastic webinar?  Is there someone you would like to talk to?  Is there an area of interest that you think other teachers would like to discuss?  Please let us know.

  • 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

Visit our Professional Development and Grants pages for more information

Congratulations to all of our 2022 Awardees!

CSTA Awards

2022  CT Science Awards 

Congratulations to all Awardees!

Excellence in  Science Teaching 2022

  • Excellence in  Elementary Science Teaching - Honorarium Courtesy of Kanse Griffing and Gina Wofford
Shannon Hokans, CREC Academy of Aerospace & Engineering Elementary, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Excellence in Middle School  Science Teaching - Honorarium Courtesy of Jon DeVito of Lab-Aids, Inc
Melissa Carter, STEM Academy, Monroe, CT
  • Excellence in  Secondary Science Teaching - Honorarium Courtesy of Connecticut Science Teachers Association
Erin Ritz, Academy of Information Technology and Engineering, Stamford, CT
  • Ralph and Ruth Yulo Beginning Teacher Award 
Michael Ayala, East Shore Middle School, Milford, CT

  • Babu George STEM Award  Honorarium Courtesy of Isabelle Farrington School of Education and Human Development at Sacred Heart University
Sarah Riccio, Irving School, Derby, CT

  • 2022 Marty Tafel Student Science Research Award Winners 

Samuel Wu, Talcott Mountain Academy, Avon CT - "The Right Switch: An Automatic Light Switch Sterilization Device" 

Sia Reddy, Talcott Mountain Academy, Avon CT - "Pellet-"O"-Trap: Capturing Plastic Pellets Through a Multi-Filter System & Analyzing Their Progression Using Binary Image Processing" 


Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching.  

Anyone may nominate exceptional mathematics or science teachers, or teachers may apply directly at Nominations are currently being accepted for 7-12 science/engineering teachers. Deadline is 1/9/23 and applications are due by 2/6/23.

For more information, please contact Sean Serafino, the PAEMST State Science Coordinator, at


2022 State Finalist K-6: Carly Imhoff

2021 State Finalist 7-12: Robert Cormier

2021 State Finalist 7-12: Lauren Danner

2021 State Finalist 7-12: Alexa Mitchell

2020 Awardee K-6: Lori Durocher

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