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On-site registration for the 2018 California Science Education Conference, November 30 - December 2 in Pasadena, is now open.

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The CSTA board of directors and staff extend our condolences and desires for safety to those who are impacted by the fires ravaging our state. If you are concerned about your upcoming participation in the 2018 California Science Education Conference, please do not worry. CSTA will be honoring any and all requests for refunds and cancellation for those whose participation is impeded by disasters such as the current wildfires, any that may occur between now and then, or be ongoing at the time of the conference at the end of the month. If you require assistance with your registration, please contact us at registration(at) or 916-979-7004. For hotel cancellations, at this time, a seven-day advance cancellation policy still applies. For assistance with your hotel arrangements, please contact info(at) or call 877-385-9595.

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Communication Tools

In collaboration with the California Alliance for Next Generation Science Standards (CA4NGSS), CSTA has developed a series of tools designed to help teachers communicate with parents about the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS).

Priority Features of NGSS Instructional Materials

CSTA and the science teachers associations of three other Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) west-coast states, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, have co-authored a white paper on priority features of NGSS instructional materials. As your school or district begins to review materials, use this resource along with other available tools to evalute materials.

Nov. 30 - Dec. 2—Pasadena

Register On-Site!

Register on-site today for the 2018 California Science Education Conference is now open.

Future CSTA Meeting Dates and Locations:

  • 2019 - San Jose, October 18-20
  • 2020 - Palm Springs, October 16-18