State Affiliate of the National Science Teachers Association

What's New
  • The September E-Blast is now available in the E-Blast section.
  • Pre-conference newsletter is now available!
  • LSTA Award applications are due September 20!
  • The August LASER is now available in the Newsletter section.
  • Meet the board members in the LSTA Board section.

Pre-conference newsletter is now available!

Information regarding this year's joint math/science conference can be found by clicking the link above.

In this newsletter you will find:

  1. How to Submit a Proposal to Present a one-hour Session.
    • All proposals are to be submitted no later than August 15, 2014, using the link below.
    • Proposal slots for all grades are still available! Co-presenters are welcome, so grab a fellow educator and submit a proposal!
  2. How to Serve as a Presider.
  3. Registration Information (Extended Session and Conference)
    • A list of Extended Sessions being offered.
    • Be an Early Bird! Postmark your registration by September 15, 2014, and save $25 off the full registration rate and receive a complimentary ticket to the Tuesday, October 21st Awards Recognition Luncheon. The earlier you register the more you save!
    • September 15 is also the deadline for registering if you want to attend an Extended Session/Field trip. Those registering for Extended Sessions must also register for the conference.
  4. Grant Application Information: QSM, LATM Travel Grants, LSTA Travel Grants
  5. Special Group Meetings: LASL and LCSM
  6. Hotel and Conference Parking Information

The conference planning committee looks forward to seeing you in Shreveport in October for our fourth joint math and science conference.

Call for CONCURRENT SESSION proposals!

LSTA and LATM will host a joint math and science conference in Shreveport, LA on October 20-22, 2014. This is to announce the call for Concurrent Session proposals.

Interested presenters may submit a proposal for a 1-hour session that will be held on Tuesday, October 21 and/or Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Presenters must provide all equipment (computers, LCD projectors and/or panels, Internet access, or other items) needed for their presentation.

The conference program allows for each CONCURRENT SESSION to have a maximum of 3 names listed as presenters: the lead presenter followed by, at most, two co-presenters. Co-presenter information must be entered at the bottom of the form. The presenter and co-presenter(s) listed in this proposal must register for the conference.

Submit a Concurrent session proposal here!

Deadline to submit a Concurrent session proposal is August 15, 2014!

LSTA AWARDS and TRAVEL GRANTS are now available!

Looking for a way to recognize a colleague or for funds to attend this year's joint math and science conference in Shreveport? Ten $300 travel grants are ready to be issued to qualifying applicants!

Apply for an award or grant here!

Deadline to apply is September 20, 2014!

QSM grant applications are now available!

Looking for a way to purchase math and science classroom materials? Are you in need of funding to support equipment for your great ideas? Wish you could implement some ideas seen during last year’s conferences or professional development training? The answer might be waiting for you through the Quality Math and Science Grant Program.

The Quality Science & Mathematics Grant Program (QSM) was established by R.S. 17:371-1 of the Louisiana Legislature in the summer of 1992 for the purpose of providing grants to mathematics and science public school teachers for the purchase of materials and equipment. The QSM program administered by the Gordon Cain STEM Center at LSU (http://www.cain.lsu.edu/) has approximately $162,000 in funds to award grants to eligible classroom teachers for the 2014-15 school year. Grants of up to $750 each for approved materials and equipment are awarded on a competitive basis to individual classroom teachers to use in providing standards-based instruction to help meet state accountability goals. Applicants must show that their proposals will enhance the quality of instruction for regular education students who are enrolled in mathematics or science classes. Proposal must be submitted no later than Friday, September 12, 2014.

**NOTE: Only full-time classroom teachers assigned to teach mathematics or science in the K-12 regular education program in public schools are eligible to submit proposals. Go to http://www.seasystem.net/cgi-bin/qsm for the full guidelines and regulations.

Deadline to submit a QSM grant proposal is September 12, 2014!

LSTA is an organization of Louisiana science educators dedicated to the advancement of scientific literacy at all levels.

Encouraging lifelong learning is central to its mission.

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2014 Joint Math and Science Conference
October 20-22, 2014
Shreveport Convention Center
Shreveport, Louisiana

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More information on the full conference schedule will soon be available.