kansas association of teachers of science
Kansas Association of teachers of science -- kats
The Kansas Association of Teachers of Science (KATS) is the District 11 chapter of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).
The purpose of the KATS organization shall be the advancement, stimulation,
extension, improvement, and coordination of science teaching in all
fields of science at all educational levels throughout the state of Kansas.
The KATS website has a new look and a new host. The board decided at its September, 2016 meeting to move the site to the Wild Apricot Company of Toronto, a firm which specializes in web sites for organizations.
KATS KampThe hallmark event of the KATS organization each year is the April conference. Each year dozens of teachers from all corners of the state and from every grade level converge on Rock Springs Ranch near Junction City to spend a weekend sharing ideas and enthusiasm for science teaching.
KAMP 2017 is history by now, but college credit for attendance is available through Fort Hays State University. Check it out here.
KATS KAMP (APR 21-23) PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Keynote and Other Featured Speakers
Jeff Goldstein: Center Director for National Center for Earth and Space Science Education Institute
Dr. David Crowther: NSTA President-Elect
Mike Weiss: Associate Program Manager, Exploration and Space Communications Division of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center at Greenbelt, Maryland
Rex Buchanan: Retired interim director of Kansas Geological Survey and author of: Roadside Geology of Kansas: A Traveler’s Guide to Its Geology and Landmarks
Steve Barbato: Executive Director of International Technology Engineering Educators Association.
Mike Haddock: Associate Dean KSU and author of Kansas Wildflowers and Weeds
Chuck Otte: Geary County Ag and Natural Resources Agent; officer in Kansas Ornithological Society and editor of The Horned Lark
Matt Miller: Chemistry professor from South Dakota State and the conference chairman for 2017 Chem Ed.
Mike Everhart: Adjunct Curator of Paleontology at Sternberg Museum of Natural History and author of: Oceans of Kansas and Sea Monsters, Prehistoric Creatures of the Deep
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KATS KAMP - April 22, 2017 - 9am-4:30pm
Teaching and Learning Opportunities from Paul Adams
(Revised April 24, 2017)
President: Carol Bonham
President Elect: Tim Elsen
Vice President: Nancy Smith
Secretary: Clarence (Fred) Snyder
Treasurer: Shirley Rose
Past President: Dixie Lee Smith
Fall letter from the president