Why Join MSTA?
Offering Ideas, Support, Leadership and Service
Information, teaching tips, lab safety, new materials, and other ideas that promote innovative teaching are provided in the journal, newsletter, and at the annual conference. MSTA provides its members with multiple opportunities to exchange ideas.
MSTA aids and informs its members of current issues and trends in science education. It provides recognition of outstanding teaching and programs with annual awards. It provides opportunities for teachers to present their own materials and to interact with other science teachers. It informs members of new developments at district, state, national, and international levels. It provides mini grants for activities that foster science education and/or teacher development.
MSTA provides leadership with elected representatives. It is a state chapter of the National Science Teachers Association and an affiliate of the Michigan Education Association. It is the parent organization for many affiliates and supports efforts to promote quality science education. It provides input into state-mandated curriculum and assessment.
MSTA sponsors workshops and inservice meetings at local and regional levels. The annual conference, held in February or March, provides an opportunity to network and share ideas with colleagues. It also produces journals and newsletters to keep its members informed. Information on institutes and study programs is also available. The Internet website has become quite popular. It reviews new teaching materials and reports on scientific innovation and discoveries.