kansas association of  teachers of science

December Science Newsletter from KSDE's Meg Richard available now.

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 at Wichita State University (April 22, 2023)

2022 KAMP  

  • Earn 1 hour Graduate of Kansas State University credit for $200  Details 


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.

Be a KATS Sponsor

KATS helps science teachers be more fully prepared for their challenging job with students in the classroom.  It's no secret that funding for teacher workshops is currently weak.  If you are in a position to sponsor a teacher at the annual KAMP conference, or to support a teacher award, we'd like to hear from you.  Just email president Betsy Lawrence at president@kats.org.  

Executive committee

(Effective May, 2022)

President: Robert Hamilton

President Elect: Julie Bergkamp

Vice President: Wendy Calderwood

Secretary: Sam Lehr

Treasurer: Brian Nelson

Past President: Betsy Lawrence

email: KATS.org1967@gmail.com

KATS -- CELEBRATING OVER 50 YEARS; established in 1967!   

If you are a science teacher in Kansas, you belong in KATS!


Randy Brull


The Kansas Association of Teachers of Science  is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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