ISEA at CAST

Join ISEA at CAST 2017 in Houston

cast-01ISEA will be back at CAST in Houston this November 9th-11th. There are a very limited number of booth spaces left in the Informal Science Row of the Exhibit Hall. For more information about joining the most engaging booth neighborhood, email Daniel at dburch@hmns.org.

We will again be curating a strand of presentations and workshops under the ISEA umbrella. Sign up for our email list  and look for an email going out at the end of February for information about how to propose a session in the ISEA strand.


What is CAST?

In addition to our annual conference, the ISEA board of directors works to bring informal science education partners to the Science Teacher Association of TexasConference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (or CAST). ISEA curates a strand of sessions and workshops and coordinates the ISEA Experience in the Exhibit Hall.

The ISEA Experience in the Exhibit Hall is composed of ISEA members, informal educators, and partner organizations.  We encourage all booths in the section to bring hands-on and interactive activities that represent the best parts of what their programs have to offer.

About the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST) and what it means to ISEA Members:
At 7,500 attendees, CAST is the largest statewide meeting of Science Teachers in the nation – and a great place for ISEA members to connect with formal educators in their specific region and beyond. As an Affiliate of STAT (Science Teachers Association of Texas), ISEA has several unique opportunities to connect our members with science teachers at the conference and “bridge the gap” between formals and informals. While ISEA is presenting a stellar strand of presentations highlighting the value of informal education, there are still opportunities to put your organization’s information into the hands of thousands of Science teachers!
 


Planning on going to CAST?
Volunteer to spend some time at the ISEA Booth! Bring your organization’s fliers and information for distribution, plus you’ll get the opportunity to talk about ISEA and your hard work. This is free face-time to talk about the value of informal education and your organization to teachers! If you are interested in volunteering, please email Daniel at dburch@hmns.org for more information.

Will your organization have its own booth at CAST? Please contact us so that we may direct interested teachers to you! 

Can’t make it to CAST this year?

Send us your stuff!
Your organization can still have a presence at CAST even if you are unable to make it to the conference in person. ISEA will have information from member organizations to give to interested teachers. Send us your fliers and promotional items to pass out at our booth. Contact Daniel at dburch@hmns.org to make arrangements.


For more information about participating in the ISEA Experience at CAST, please email Daniel at dburch@hmns.org 

Resources from CAST 2015: 

Learn how to build your own wind tunnel here:

 http://www.exploratorium.edu/pie/downloads/Wind_Tubes.pdf

Wind Tunnel Lesson Plans: http://www.howtosmile.org/record/16875

Presentations Available Online:

It was a Dark and Stormy Grant Application: How to use fiction writing techniques to write better proposals presented by Christina Soontornvat

Electrifying Curriculum Resources and All the Best Science and Math Activities presented by Nucleus Learning Network (Emily Weerts and Sarah Morris)

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