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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Recent Posts by Alison

Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:02 PM in Collaborating Over Coffee: Reflections on the conference
"I still have students approach me from past years and ask about the forensics case and specific characters from the story. I have never had a student come back to me and comment on that unit with the multiple choice test at the end," Angela Codron from Forensics in Chemistry.

Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:58 PM in Collaborating Over Coffee: Reflections on the conference
"The old models of teaching as simply telling, and learning as passive sit-and-get listening, will not meet the needs of tomorrow's citizens," Tom O'Brien from Overview to Science for the Next Generation.

Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:55 PM in Collaborating Over Coffee: Reflections on the conference
Reinforce literacy while teaching science concepts.

Recent Public Collections by Alison


7 Resources

Resources supporting students developing claims, evidence and reasoning skills.

Argument from Evidence Presentation (NSTA Boston).pptx
Type: User uploaded resource

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NSTA Awards and Recognition

38 Resources

The NSTA Awards and Recognition were created in 1973 to raise awareness and exposure of the outstanding work being done in the science education field.

Angela Award
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Distinguished Informal Science Education Awards
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NSTA Author - Lawrence Lowery

2 Resources

More information on NSTA author, Lawrence Lowery, and his work.

Earth and Space Science
Type: Book Chapter
Grade: Elementary School