kansas association of teachers of science
Kansas Association of teachers of science -- kats
The Kansas Association of Teachers of Science (KATS) is the District 11 chapter of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).
The purpose of the KATS organization shall be the advancement, stimulation,
extension, improvement, and coordination of science teaching in all
fields of science at all educational levels throughout the state of Kansas.
The KATS website has a new look and a new host. The board decided at its September, 2016 meeting to move the site to the Wild Apricot Company of Toronto, a firm which specializes in web sites for organizations.
KATS KampThe hallmark event of the KATS organization each year is the April conference. Each year dozens of teachers from all corners of the state and from every grade level converge on Rock Springs Ranch near Junction City to spend a weekend sharing ideas and enthusiasm for science teaching.
Call for Presentations Deadline Extended to January 23, 2017
Planning for the 50th Anniversary KATS KAMP is underway. If you have a program or teaching idea to share with other KATS members, not is the time to reserve a place for yourself on the program. Program chair Carol Bonham has issued a call for presentations for this coming April and would like to have all proposals submitted by January 23, 2017. (Deadline has been extended.) Applications to get your presentation on the program are available here in WORD or PDF formats. Applications should be emailed or submitted by conventional mail to the program director.
Teaching and Learning Opportunities from Paul Adams
President: Dixie Lee Smith
President Elect: Carol Bonham
Vice President: Tim Elsen
Secretary: Katie Cox
Treasurer: Shirley Rose
Fall letter from the president