Iowa Science Teaching Section

ISTS advocates for excellence in science education by promoting professionalism, influencing policy, and enhancing learning. 


2017 ISTS Fall Conference

October 8 - 9, 2017
FFA Enrichment Center
1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, Iowa


ISTS Elements of STEM Conference

ISTS Elements of STEM Conference

ISTS Newsletter and ISTS Journal

ISTS Newsletter and ISTS Journal

Elected Leadership, Regional Directors, Interest Area Chairs

Elected Leadership, Regional Directors, Interest Area Chairs

Links and other Resources

Links and other Resources

Friend of Science and Outstanding Service Awards

Friend of Science and Outstanding Service Awards

News and Opportunities

News and Opportunities

2017 ISTS Fall Conference

October 8 - 9, 2017
FFA Enrichment Center
1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, Iowa

IAS and NSTA Joint Membership

The Iowa Academy of Science and the National Science Teachers Association are offering a joint membership. Join both organizations and save money. The cost is $129 - a savings of $20. Both new and existing IAS members may take advantage of this membership offer. Learn more and join or renew by clicking below! 


ISTS 2016 Election Results

 

 

LIsa Chizek Vice Chair (2016-2017)

LIsa Chizek
Vice Chair (2016-2017)

De Etta Andersen Secretary (2017-2010)

De Etta Andersen
Secretary (2017-2010)

Terms of service begin after the IAS Annual Meeting and continue to the next Annual Meeting. Lisa Chizek will serve as Vice-Chair until the 129th Annual Meeting closes on April 22, 2017. She will then begin her term as the ISTS Chair until the close of the 2018 Annual Meeting. De Etta Andersen will serve a 3 year term as Secretary beginning on April 22, 2017 and ending at the IAS Annual Meeting in April of 2020.  


2016 ICTM - ISTS Math Science Conference

Thanks to the more than 600 attendees and exhibitors who helped make the 2016 ICTM Math Science Conference a success.  We also want to thank everyone who attended the Pre-conference Science Workshops at the Science Center of Iowa. We have had many positive comments about the quality of the conference.  The conference was made possible through the cooperation between the Iowa Science Teaching Section (ISTS) of IAS and the Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM). Here are a few conference photos.


ISTS Goal Statements

  • Influence policy as it relates to science education.
  • Promote professionalism in science education through standards, collegial relationships, continuous education and an involved membership.
  • Enhance student learning through the explorations of productive avenues for student learning, the promotion of elementary science, and provide an information clearing house for science education.

The Iowa Science Teaching Section is equivalent to state science teacher associations in other states.