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    • 01 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • 07 Feb 2019
    • 11:30 PM (MST)
    • Co-Hosts: Provo Marriott Conference Center, Provo, UT and The Utah Valley Convention Center Provo, Utah
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    Nonmember:  $150

    Early BIrd Member: $90 (Best before Jan 19th, 2019)

    Member regular: $100


    Member Student Teacher: $50 (Best before Jan 15th,  2019)

    Member 1st Year Teacher: $75 (Best before Jan 15th, 2019)



    Member onsite: $125

    Member Student/First Year onsite:$75


    Presenter: $50

    Vendor for profit: $500


    Vendor for nonprofit: $250 (501C3)


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    The 2019 Annual USTA conference is a wonderful opportunity for professional development, lesson plan ideas, networking, and inspiration, and so much more.

    This year our keynote speaker will be ?????.

    In addition to the keynote, there will be 14 different themed strands throughout the day and 5 different breakout session for each to help you with your teaching curriculum with ideas, demos, lessons, etc. 

    We hope you can join us for a great day that will help you and your students better appreciate science and science education.

    Remember, after the conference from 6:00 pm - 8:30pm at the Provo Marriott Conference Center is the USTA Awards Banquet.  Come join us as for a delicious meal as hear the work from inspiring educators from around the state.  Tickets are only $25/person and non-USTA member guests are welcome to purchase banquet tickets and attend with awardees.

    • 16 Jul 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 20 Jul 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Utah Valley University Science Building.
    • 24
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    Summer Endorsement/Professional Development Series. Hosted by Utah Science Teachers Association and Southern Utah University and Brigham Young University.

    Evolution

    Description: The course will focus on learning and teaching evolution.  This week-long evolution course will include inquiry style learning with methods to reach and engage students in the study of evolution.  Taught at Utah Valley University.  John Taylor a master from Southern Utah University leads this course.  Come away with knew content knowledge, labs completed and with pedagogical skills to use when teaching evolution.

    Instructor: John Taylor

    Course Contact: Duane Merrell
                              801-422-2255
                             duane_merrell@byu.edu

    IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION:
    • 3 semester hours of SUU Credits is included.
    • Lunch is provided each day.
    • Each student is responsible for housing and transportation (if needed)
    • Course meets the requirements for EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

    Registration Costs are to cover the course instructor, meeting location(s), supplies, college credit recording fees, and meals (lunch for each full day).  NOTE: If you are not a current member of UtSTA you can renew your membership or join the Utah Science Teachers Association today ($10-15/year) and save $250 on your registration costs.  To join today, CLICK HERE.

    By registering and paying, you agree that if you are not able to attend you will cancel at least 2 weeks before the class starts or your registration fees will be forfeited.

    • 05 Sep 2018
    • 28 Nov 2018
    • Online-UEN Canvas
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    Our place in space and how we have come to this understanding, are the foundations on which this course is built.  We will explore the tools and laws of nature astronomers use to construct our model and understanding of the cosmos—both its structure and components.  From this informed foundation, we will address the fundamental question of are we alone within this context of our place in space.

    As a capstone project for this course, you will create and keep an astronomy journal of assessment activities you complete each week. Several of the activities involve making observations of the Moon, star patterns, and a planet will also require you to make follow up observations at a later time during the course.

    This Online Endorsement Course meets the Utah State Science Endorsement Course Requirements for:

    • Earth Science: Astronomy
    • Middle Level (pathway 2): Astronomy
    • Physical Science: Astronomy

    Additionally, the online science endorsement courses require participants to practice the science lessons in either a classroom setting or with a group of at least five individuals (can be family, friends, neighbors, etc.). In signing up for this course, you may need to be able to have weekly access to one of these two settings to complete assignments.

    Upon successful completion, the participants will receive 3.0 Southern Utah University Credits for EDUC 5150 Science: Astronomy (included in the cost of the course).

    NOTE: If you are not a current member of UtSTA you can renew your membership or join the Utah Science Teachers Association today ($10-15/year) and save money on your registration costs.  To join today, CLICK HERE.

    By registering and paying, you agree that if you are not able to attend you will cancel at least 2 weeks before the class starts or your registration fees will be forfeited.


    • 06 Sep 2018
    • 04 Oct 2018
    • Online - UEN Canvas
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    As part of the application for all secondary science endorsements, it is a requirement that all Utah science teachers complete a Lab Safety Certification Course. This certification process helps to assure that all of our science teachers are knowledgeable about the practices necessary for safe lab experiences for students and themselves.

    This course is a four-week online class in partnership with UEN.

    This Lab Safety Certification Online Course meets the Safety Certification requirement for ALL Utah State Science Endorsements.

    Upon successful completion, the participants will receive 1.0 Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Credit that will post to the State Professional Learning MIDAS Education System.

    NOTEIf you are not a current member of UtSTA you can renew your membership or join the Utah Science Teachers Association today ($10-15/year) and save on your registration costs.  To join today, CLICK HERE.

    • 06 Sep 2018
    • 28 Nov 2018
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    Genetics is the study of heredity and how traits are passed from one generation to another, how these traits are affected by environmental factors, and the molecular basis for these traits.  It requires a knowledge of both Biology and Chemistry to fully understand the concepts presented.

    This course is an extensive and challenging course on Genetics.  If you are not familiar with standard biology concepts, you may wish to enroll in a general biology course and complete it prior to beginning this course.

    This Online Endorsement Course meets the Utah State Science Endorsement Course Requirements for:

    • Biology: Heredity and/or Genetics

    Additionally, the online science endorsement courses require participants to practice the science lessons in either a classroom setting or with a group of at least five individuals (can be family, friends, neighbors, etc.). In signing up for this course, you may need to be able to have weekly access to one of these two settings to complete assignments.

    Upon successful completion, the participants will receive 3.0 Southern Utah University Credits for EDUC 9999 Science: Genetics (included in the cost of the course).

    NOTE: If you are not a current member of UtSTA you can renew your membership or join the Utah Science Teachers Association today ($10-15/year) and save money on your registration costs.  To join today, CLICK HERE.

    By registering and paying, you agree that if you are not able to attend you will cancel at least 2 weeks before the class starts or your registration fees will be forfeited.


    • 06 Sep 2018
    • 28 Nov 2018
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    This course will introduce you to the basics of evolution learning about natural selection, speciation, adaptations, evidences and classification. Evolution is the foundation of biology and the unifying concept that ties all living things together. In this class you will also define the difference between science and religion to help you as a teacher know how to respond to the questions and concerns that students have about evolution.

    This Online Endorsement Course meets the Utah State Science Endorsement Course Requirements for:

    • Biology: Evolutionary Biology
    • Environmental Science: Evolutionary Biology

    Additionally, the online science endorsement courses require participants to practice the science lessons in either a classroom setting or with a group of at least five individuals (can be family, friends, neighbors, etc.). In signing up for this course, you may need to be able to have weekly access to one of these two settings to complete assignments.

    Upon successful completion, the participants will receive 3.0 Southern Utah University Credits for EDUC 5290 Science: Evolutionary Biology(included in the cost of the course).

    NOTE: If you are not a current member of UtSTA you can renew your membership or join the Utah Science Teachers Association today ($10-15/year) and save money on your registration costs.  To join today, CLICK HERE.

    By registering and paying, you agree that if you are not able to attend you will cancel at least 2 weeks before the class starts or your registration fees will be forfeited.


    • 06 Sep 2018
    • 28 Nov 2018
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    This course is intended for students that need General Chemistry II.  Students should have completed General Chemistry I prior to starting this course.  Particularly, students should be familiar with chemical bonding, intermolecular forces, molecular geometry, atomic and quantum theory, stoichiometric calculations, periodicity, thermodynamics, and spontaneity.

    This Online Endorsement Course meets the Utah State Science Endorsement Course Requirements for:

    • Chemistry: General/Inorganic Chemistry II
    • Physical Science: General/Inorganic Chemistry II

    Additionally, the online science endorsement courses require participants to practice the science lessons in either a classroom setting or with a group of at least five individuals (can be family, friends, neighbors, etc.). In signing up for this course, you may need to be able to have weekly access to one of these two settings to complete assignments.

    Upon successful completion, the participants will receive 3.0 Southern Utah University Credits (included in the cost of the course).

    NOTE: If you are not a current member of UtSTA you can renew your membership or join the Utah Science Teachers Association today ($10-15/year) and save money on your registration costs.  To join today, CLICK HERE.

    By registering and paying, you agree that if you are not able to attend you will cancel at least 2 weeks before the class starts or your registration fees will be forfeited.


    • 06 Sep 2018
    • 28 Nov 2018
    • Online- UEN Canvas
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    This course is an introduction to the systematics, anatomy, and physiology of the animal kingdom. The course will examine the structure and function of animal organ systems in the framework of the evolution of adaptations. This course also deals with the study of the structure and bodily functions of animals; their habits; where and how they live; their relations to one another and to their environment; and their classification including theories and laws that relate to animal life.

    This Online Endorsement Course meets the Utah State Science Endorsement Course Requirements for:

    • Biological Science: Zoology
    • Environmental Science: Zoology OR Botany

    Additionally, the online science endorsement courses require participants to practice the science lessons in either a classroom setting or with a group of at least five individuals (can be family, friends, neighbors, etc.). In signing up for this course, you may need to be able to have weekly access to one of these two settings to complete assignments.

    Upon successful completion, the participants will receive 3.0 Southern Utah University Credits for EDUC 5225 Science: Zoology (included in the cost of the course).

    NOTEIf you are not a current member of UtSTA you can renew your membership or join the Utah Science Teachers Association today ($10-15/year) and save money on your registration costs.  To join today, CLICK HERE.

    By registering and paying, you agree that if you are not able to attend you will cancel at least 2 weeks before the class starts or your registration fees will be forfeited.



    • 06 Sep 2018
    • 28 Nov 2018
    • Online - UEN Canvas
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    This is an introductory course on the materials that make up the Earth and the processes that modify them. It's important to note that this is a college-level course and you will be expected to understand the material at a much higher level than you will likely incorporate in your classroom. Indulge in this opportunity to educate yourself about the concepts you address in the classroom and how you might provide a more comprehensive experience for your students. You will be glad you did!

    This Online Endorsement Course meets the Utah State Science Endorsement Course Requirements for:

    • Earth Science: Geology
    • Environmental Science: Geology
    • Middle Level Science (Pathway 2): Geology

    Additionally, the online science endorsement courses require participants to practice the science lessons in either a classroom setting or with a group of at least five individuals (can be family, friends, neighbors, etc.). In signing up for this course, you may need to be able to have weekly access to one of these two settings to complete assignments.

    Upon successful completion, the participants will receive 3.0 Southern Utah University Credits for EDUC 5201 Science: Geology (included in the cost of the course).

    NOTEIf you are not a current member of UtSTA you can renew your membership or join the Utah Science Teachers Association today ($10-15/year) and save money on your registration costs.  To join today, CLICK HERE.

    By registering and paying, you agree that if you are not able to attend you will cancel at least 2 weeks before the class starts or your registration fees will be forfeited.


    • 06 Sep 2018
    • 28 Nov 2018
    • Online - UEN Canvas
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    This course will introduce you to the basics of physics learning about motion, forces, gravity, energy, momentum, collisions, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid dynamics. Physics is the study of everything around you, forming the basis of all science. As you begin to understand and analyze basic principles of physics, you will gain a greater understanding of the world around you and other areas of science.

    This Online Endorsement Course meets the Utah State Science Endorsement Course Requirements for:

    • Earth Science: General Physics
    • Middle School: General Physics (pathway 2)
    • Physical Science: General Physics I
    • Physics: General Physics I

    Additionally, the online science endorsement courses require participants to practice the science lessons in either a classroom setting or with a group of at least five individuals (can be family, friends, neighbors, etc.). In signing up for this course, you may need to be able to have weekly access to one of these two settings to complete assignments.

    Upon successful completion, the participants will receive 3.0 Southern Utah University Credits for EDUC 5145 Science: Physics 1 (included in the cost of the course).

    NOTEIf you are not a current member of UtSTA you can renew your membership or join the Utah Science Teachers Association today ($10-15/year) and save money on your registration costs.  To join today, CLICK HERE.

    By registering and paying, you agree that if you are not able to attend you will cancel at least 2 weeks before the class starts or your registration fees will be forfeited.


    • 06 Sep 2018
    • 28 Nov 2018
    • Online - UEN Canvas
    Register
    This course will introduce you to the basics of physics learning about motion, forces, gravity, energy, momentum, collisions, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid dynamics. Physics is the study of everything around you, forming the basis of all science. As you begin to understand and analyze basic principles of physics, you will gain a greater understanding of the world around you and other areas of science.

    This Online Endorsement Course meets the Utah State Science Endorsement Course Requirements for:

    • Physical Science: Advanced or Applied Physics
    • Physics: Advanced or Applied Physics

    Additionally, the online science endorsement courses require participants to practice the science lessons in either a classroom setting or with a group of at least five individuals (can be family, friends, neighbors, etc.). In signing up for this course, you may need to be able to have weekly access to one of these two settings to complete assignments.

    Upon successful completion, the participants will receive 3.0 Southern Utah University Credits for EDUC 5591 Science: Modern Physics (included in the cost of the course).

    NOTEIf you are not a current member of UtSTA you can renew your membership or join the Utah Science Teachers Association today ($10-15/year) and save money on your registration costs.  To join today, CLICK HERE.

    By registering and paying, you agree that if you are not able to attend you will cancel at least 2 weeks before the class starts or your registration fees will be forfeited.


Past events

25 Jun 2018 UtSTA Advanced Physics with Labs, Data Collection--Arduino's
25 Jun 2018 Elementary STEM--Nature of Science and Engineering 2018
25 Jun 2018 UtSTA Secondary Teaching Methods in Science
23 Jun 2018 UtSTA Days: Jack Horner--A day with Jack Horner
18 Jun 2018 Elementary STEM Endorsement Course: Matter
18 Jun 2018 UtSTA Historical Geology
18 Jun 2018 UtSTA Chemistry 2
10 Jun 2018 UtSTA Astronomy 2018--Capitol Reef
04 Jun 2018 Elementary STEM Endorsement Course: Forces
04 Jun 2018 UtSTA Physics 1
09 Feb 2018 Awards Banquet
09 Feb 2018 USTA 2018 Annual Conference
09 Feb 2018 UtSTA 16 oz Atlasware Water Bottle
15 Nov 2017 Science Educator Workshop: Teaching Precision Medicine, Genomics, and Molecular Diagnostics in Your Classroom
11 Nov 2017 Clark Planetarium- UtSTA Family Day
11 Nov 2017 Science Day at Weber State for Jr and Sr Students
06 Nov 2017 4th Annual Northern Utah STEM Expo Family Night!
15 Oct 2017 Journey to the Outer Worlds
13 Oct 2017 Sounds to Astound
09 Oct 2017 Celebrate World Space Week at Astrocamp
06 Oct 2017 WSU Physics Open House
25 Jul 2017 Canceled due to lack of enrollment, STEM Elementary Endorsement Course: Energy
10 Jul 2017 STEM--Nature of Science and Engineering 2017 Science Methods
26 Jun 2017 STEM Elementary Endorsement Course: Matter
25 Jun 2017 Summer Professional Development and Endorsement Course - Physical Geology 2017
18 Jun 2017 USTA/PTRA Summer Professional Development and Endorsement Course - Astronomy 2017
12 Jun 2017 STEM Elementary Endorsement Course: Engineering Practices
12 Jun 2017 Summer Professional Development and Endorsement Course - Chemistry 1
05 Jun 2017 USTA/PTRA Advanced Physics with Labs and Demonstrations
05 Jun 2017 STEM Elementary Endorsement Course: Forces
05 Jun 2017 USTA/PTRA Summer Professional Development and Endorsement Course - Physics 2 2017
02 Mar 2017 Mysteries At The Dinosaur Quarry: Analyzing Fossil Evidence To Construct Explanations.
10 Feb 2017 2017 USTA Awards Banquet
10 Feb 2017 2017 USTA Conference
26 Oct 2016 Christa McAuliffe Space Center
21 Oct 2016 Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolate Factory Tour
15 Oct 2016 Trilobite day
01 Oct 2016 USTA Day - Spiral Jetty
10 Sep 2016 Antelope Island
31 Jul 2016 Summer Endorsement Course - Astronomy
25 Jul 2016 Summer Endorsement Course - Historical Geology
11 Jul 2016 Canceled June 1, 2016 Summer Endorsement Course - Evolutionary Biology 2016
27 Jun 2016 Summer Endorsement Course - Secondary Science Instructional Methods
13 Jun 2016 Summer Endorsement Course - Chemistry 2
06 Jun 2016 Summer Endorsement Course - Physics 1 Course
05 Feb 2016 2016 USTA Awards Banquet
05 Feb 2016 2016 USTA Conference
03 Oct 2015 USTA Days - North Davis Sewage Treatment Center
03 Oct 2015 USTA Days - Lego Mindstorm Training
26 Sep 2015 USTA Days - Wheeler Historic Farm
12 Sep 2015 USTA Days - Exploring the Great Salt Lake
06 Jul 2015 Summer Endorsement Course - Comparative Zoology for Secondary Educators
29 Jun 2015 Summer Endorsement Course - Science Methods
21 Jun 2015 Summer Endorsement Course - Physical Geology
15 Jun 2015 Summer Endorsement Course - Statistics for Educators
15 Jun 2015 Summer Endorsement Course - Organic Chemistry 1 for Secondary Educators
14 Jun 2015 Summer Endorsement Course - Astronomy
08 Jun 2015 Summer Endorsement Course - Chemistry 1
08 Jun 2015 Summer Endorsement Course - Physics 2
06 Feb 2015 2015 USTA Awards Banquet
06 Feb 2015 2015 USTA Conference
11 Oct 2014 USTA Day - Redmond Salt Factory
11 Oct 2014 USTA Day - Crater Day
11 Oct 2014 USTA Day - Spiral Jetty
11 Oct 2014 USTA Day - Fire and Glass
04 Aug 2014 Summer Endorsement Course - Statistics for Educators
14 Jul 2014 Summer Endorsement Course - Evolutionary Biololgy
07 Jul 2014 Summer Endorsement Course - Secondary Science Instructional Methods
22 Jun 2014 Summer Endorsement Course - Astronomy
16 Jun 2014 Summer Endorsement Course - Advanced Physics for Teachers
16 Jun 2014 Summer Endorsement Course - Chemistry
16 Jun 2014 Summer Endorsement Course - Physics 1
07 Feb 2014 2014 USTA Awards Banquet
07 Feb 2014 2014 USTA Conference
19 Oct 2013 USTA Day - Capitol Reef Nation Park
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