February KSDE Stem Newsletter link here.
A special on-line (Zoom) KATS Board meeting was held for Tuesday evening, January 10. Minutes of the meeting will be posted on the board resources page as they become available.
Wichita South Teacher Wins $1000 Mohling Scholarship
January Science Newsletter from KSDE's Meg Richard available now.
Ottawa USD 290 announces two middle school openings.
KATS Board winter meeting set for Jan 7, 2023
The main items of business will include planning for the April 22 annual conference to be held at Wichita State University. Now is a good time to bring ideas and concerns to board members. Meeting details for board members are available at the "Board Resources" tab above.
Something New for New Teachers
The Kansas Association of Teachers of Science (KATS) and KSDE have teamed up to create a New Teacher PLC. Pre-service teachers and teachers in the first three years of teaching meet to build community, ask questions of experienced teacher leaders from around the state, and navigate the first years of school. Attendees who are in their pre-service and first through third year will be compensated with a "Coffee from KATS" at the conclusion of each meeting.
Meetups occur the first Wednesday of each month from 4:00-5:00pm.
Upcoming events -- check back for details to follow.
2023 KAMP is scheduled for April 22 at Wichita State University's Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex located at 5015 E. 29th Street N.
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.
(Effective May, 2022)
President: Robert Hamilton
President Elect: Julie BergkampVice President: Wendy Calderwood
Secretary: Sam LehrTreasurer: Brian Nelson
Past President: Betsy Lawrence