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Save the Date for the 2017 STOM Conference!


Our 2017 STOM Keynote Speaker will be Dr. David Crowther, President-Elect for the National Science Teachers Association!


Missouri Citizen Science Project

        Invasive Honeysuckle Project         

STOM is excited to announce a new large scale citizen science project!   We teach about invasive species all the time but rarely do we get such an opportunity to make a difference.   

STOM, along with the help of many organizations, has developed the MO Honeysuckle removal project with the goal to remove one million of the plants in 2016.   These plants are choking out our natural forests at a very rapid rate.  

Check out the Honeysuckle Project page to learn how to get you and/or your students involved.  

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


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Proposal Deadline EXTENDED!

The deadline to submit a proposal to present at #STOM2017 has been extended to April 30, 2017! Click here to submit a proposal!

STOM & NSTA Officially Endorse the March for Science Movement

Following the lead of NSTA, AAAS, and the Earth Day Network, STOM presidential leadership officially endorses the March for Science Movement! Click here for more information.


Missouri Learning Standards

As we begin 2017, I am excited with the trend that is happening in science education in the state of Missouri. As an organization, STOM has a lot to celebrate. All three of our goals for the new science standards were met with the adoption of the Missouri Learning Standards by the Missouri Board of Education.
  • Standards are written for ALL Missouri Students
  • Standards are rigorous and meet the principles for college and career readiness
  • Standards support three dimensional learning: science and engineering practices, core ideas, cross-cutting concepts (the concepts in science that span all content) 
Our next steps are to increase understanding of the standards, confidence in the implementation of the standards, and methods for assessing the standards. To help build capacity across the state, STOM is in the process of implementing MODELs. This is a train the trainer model of professional development focused on key areas such as: engineering, 3- Dimensional learning, formative assessment, modeling, literacy, and argumentation. The goal is to build cohorts of trainers that will be available to offer training across the state of Missouri.  

STOM continues to offer free membership for 2017. Pass the good news along to your colleagues and encourage them to join. I look forward to seeing you at the 2017 STOM Conference on October 13th and 14th in Columbia, Missouri.

Ann Wallenmeyer

2017 STOM President

NABT 2017 Comes to St. Louis!


Did you know that the 2017 National Association of Biology Teachers' (NABT) Professional Development Conference is going to be in St. Louis this year and that STOM members can register at a discounted rate? Click here for more information!

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Science Teachers of Missouri 2017

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