Science Tidbits

May 2018

Science Tidbit May Spotlight

Merrill Davis, Fair Park Middle School

Meet our Science Tidbit May Spotlight, Fair Park's, Ms. Merrill Davis.


Ms. Davis has been teaching children for over 35 years. Ms. Davis is very special to the students at Fair Park Middle School because she goes the extra mile to ensure that each child learns science through fun and engaging practices.


Ms. Davis also loves working with her fellow science teacher. She shares her resources with anyone who needs them while she continues to learn through professional development opportunities both in and out of Caddo Parish.


Ms. Davis has a passion for teaching children and it shows through her work ethic and positive demeanour. We are very fortunate to have Ms. Davis on our Caddo science team! Thank you for all you do for each of us Ms. Davis!!

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New Louisiana Science Standards and Scope and Sequence Feedback Form

Please tell us what you think about the new science standards. Also, please provide feedback on your subject/grade specific scope and sequence document. Use the form below to share your thoughts.

Joint LATM LSTA Conference

The joint LATM LSTA Conference will be held in Shreveport, La from October 22-24 at the Shreveport Convention Center. Mark your calendar and plan on being there.

LATM/LSTA Concurrent Sessions (1hour) Proposal Form

Proposals for 1-hour concurrent sessions to be held on TUESDAY and/or WEDNESDAY, October 23rd and 24th, 2018 are now being accepted.


Proposals must be submitted via the online form by August 6, 2018. The Lead Presenter and Co-presenter(s) listed in this proposal must be registered for the conference. Registration should be completed by the Early Bird Deadline.


To complete the submission form CLICK HERE or visit https://goo.gl/forms/MFQKg45ztI6AqG9a2


If there are any concerns or questions about this process, please contact Tricia Miller and Trisha Fos, ScienceandMathEducators@gmail.com

Don't Forget Your Complimentary LSTA Membership

Good News!

In an effort to support teachers of science this year during the implementation of the revised LSSS, LSTA is extending a complimentary membership to ALL Louisiana teachers of science, administrators, and informal educators until October 24, 2018.


All you need to do is complete and send in a membership form!! Contact your regional representative or download a form from our LSTA web site!

And more good news for current members. While the LSTA Board is celebrating with the 1000 + Louisiana science teachers who attended the NSTA Area Conference in New Orleans, the board acknowledges the high cost of a national event. As a result, the Board has approved extending membership expiration dates from November of 2017 to November 2018.

Are you interested in participating on an educator review committee for science?

Through participating on educator review committees, teachers and supervisors ensure that tests are aligned to the standards, appropriate for the grade or course, and appropriate for Louisiana students. Additionally, the educators that do this work learn how to better use assessments.


Interest Surveys for 2018 Committees

Rangefinding Committees:

Biology

Meeting Date: May 21 - 25

Survey Closes: April 13

Science Grades 3 & 6

Meeting Date: June 18 - 22

Survey Closes: April 20

Science Grades 4, 5, 7, & 8

Meeting Date: June 25 - 29

Survey Closes: April 20


Data Review Committee:

Science Grades 3 & 6

Meeting Date: Sept. 13-14

Survey Closes: June 29

Science Grades 4 & 7

Meeting Date: Sept. 17-18

Survey Closes: June 29

Science Grades 5 & 8

Meeting Date: Sept. 19-20

Survey Closes: June 29

Biology

Meeting Date: July 31 - Aug. 2

Survey Closes: May 4


Item Content and Bias Review Committee

Biology

Meeting Date: June 12

Survey Closes: April 13

Science Grades 3 & 6

Meeting Date: June 13

Survey Closes: April 13

Science Grades 4 & 7

Meeting Date: June 14

Survey Closes: April 13

Science Grades 5 & 8

Meeting Date: June 15

Survey Closes: April 13

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