kansas association of  teachers of science

KATS Board to Meet on Jan 22

KATS board members have been asked to set aside time on Jan 22 to attend the virtual meeting which will focus on planning the annual spring meeting of the KATS organization.   Meeting details are available on the "Board Resources" tab of the web site.  

All KATS members are encouraged to communicate your ideas and questions to board members in the next few days to increase the productivity of the meeting.   Board members are listed on the "About Us" tab of the web site.  

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The KSDE January STEM Newsletter is now posted at the NEWS tab.

  • Highlights
    • Collaboration Meetings 

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    • Administration / Leaders Lunch Book Study
    • The Instructional Leader's Guide to Implementing K-8 Science Practices    
    • This book study is targeted for those who support educators in their implementation of K-8 Science. The book includes a review of the NGSS standards, strategies for supervision, observation, feedback and professional development.

       

      Meetings will take place via zoom on Thursdays in February from 12-1 CST. Registration will be confirmed with a link to access materials. (Registration Link)

 

  • K-8 Teacher Book Study
  • What's Your Evidence? Engaging K-8 Students in Construction Explanations in Science
  • Join other educators in this study around the implementation of K-8 Science. The book includes a review of the NGSS standards, strategies for classroom discussion and using evidence to support student claims.
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  • Meetings will take place via zoom on Thursdays in February & Early March from 7-8pm CST. Registration will be confirmed with a link to access materials.
  • (Registration Link)

Click here (Link) to read the entire January edition of the KSDE Science newsletter.




SAVE THE DATES

PLANNING IS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY FOR THE  2022 kats CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN OLATHE in person . 

tHE DATES ARE:

FRIDAY,  APRIL  22

SATURDAY,  APRIL  23

SUNDAY,  APRIL  24



Don't forget to check out the Mohling Foundation Art Auction Fundraiser set for Nov 6.  Click on the NEWS tab above.  


-- KATS BOARD MEETING

AUGUST 21, 2021.  

FARADAY HOUSE

1344 N. TOPEKA STREET

WICHITA, KS


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.  Check the SPONSOR link here. 


Executive committee

(Effective May, 2021)

President: Betsy Lawrence
President Elect: Robert Hamilton
Vice President: Julie Bergkamp
Secretary: Clarence (Fred) Snyder
Treasurer: Brian Nelson
Past President: ElizabethTackett
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!

Webmaster:

Randy Brull

kats.org1967@gmail.com

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

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