Alison Thalmann

I am the Sr. Associate for Professional Learning Relationships for NSTA and the NSTA Representative for California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico. In addition to sharing out about the wealth of resources and services that NSTA has to offer educators, I also work to connect educators with one another and with NSTA staff and authors to provide more professional learning opportunities to help build capacity. Success for all, will take us all. Travel and education have always been my passions. I was a classroom teacher for nearly twenty years in diverse settings. I was an Early Childhood Educator, Elementary Educator, and High School Educator; in Public, Private, and Progressive Schools; in Special Education and General Education; and, have been very fortunate to have been a student and/or educator in Australia, England, NJ, ME, VT, MA, and CA. I am excited to be traveling, connecting, and collaborating with educators around the importance of science education!





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Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:39 AM in Success For All, Takes Us All
It may seem silly to respond to my own post, however, I wanted to share this as an example to inspire others that they too can bring groups of people together to share and learn from one another. You don't have to be in a classroom either for learning to happen. Take advantage of what your interests and passions are, find others who want to work with you, and invite others to join. Learning is not...

Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:30 AM in Success For All, Takes Us All
SO happy that you will both be able to join us this Thursday! I can't wait to hear about the collaborative work happening between the two countries. Some of my best learning experiences have been participating in cultural exchanges and connecting with others abroad. I love the possibilities that science education has to bring people of all different backgrounds together to help solve real-world pr...

Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:24 AM in Success For All, Takes Us All
Can it also be easily taught to teachers, Greg? I am looking forward to learning more about the technology that so many kids are already so familiar with and that I am always trying to catch up with. Greg has generously offered to connect with a Santa Ana High School graduate who is now studying engineering in college and wants to return to his high school this summer to provide additional coding ...

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NSTA National Conference 2017

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NSTA conferences offer the latest in science content, teaching strategy, and research to enhance and expand your professional growth. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to collaborate with science education leaders and your peers. Each year, NSTA hosts a national conference on science education (in the spring), three area conferences (in the fall), and a STEM Forum & Expo. Resources to help make the most of your experience at this year's NSTA National Conference in LA.

NSTA Blog: 10 NSTA Conference Sessions that Will Turn Your World Upside Down
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Help for Newcomers
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STEMposium '17

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Resources to help support today's STEMposium in Camarillo, CA

Q & A with NSTA Authors, What Is Picture-Perfect Science
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PPS Favorite Childrens Picture Books for Teaching Science K-6.pdf
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Engaging Young Minds V: Follow-up Session 3, January 14, 2017

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Resources relevant to today's follow-up session.

Q & A with NSTA Authors, What Is Picture-Perfect Science
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Time Saving Tips
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