Community Update

The NSTA Learning Center Community Update is a bulletin created to inform science educators who use the NSTA professional learning portal.

Free Journal Articles from April 2018:Teacher with student and computer

Selected NSTA Collections:

Upcoming Events and Opportunities:

Summer is a great time to recharge your batteries and work on enhancing your content and pedagogical knowledge.  If you live near Philadelphia plan on attending the STEM Forum & Expo, July 11-13.  If traveling is not on your plans, consider attending the Virtual Conference on July 28 about Phenomena.

The NSTA Foruns: Engage with Like-Minded Individuals:

Professional Learning Tool Spotlight:

My Learning Plan allows you to create a personalized plan that outlines your professional learning experiences over a period of time.  Go to Professional Learning Tools to begin using My Learning Plan and document your professional growth.

Recognizing NSTA Learning Center High Flyers:

Every month we recognize science educators who work online to better themselves on behalf of their students. Congratulations to the top three educators on the May 2018 National Leader Boards: 

  • Nadirah McCray (3,065 activity points)
  • Casey Mounasri (2,945 activity points)
  • Zoe Pero (2,310 activity points)


In every issue of the NSTA Learning Center Community Update we highlight available resources, upcoming events and opportunities, discussions taking place in the community forums, and professional learning tools. In addition, we plan to use these Community Updates to celebrate the professional growth of science teachers and to recognize the volunteers and staff that support the NSTA Learning Center. If you have questions, please send a message to