Memorial Donations

Charleen R. Crean
February 28, 1950 - July 23, 2014

Charleen R. Crean (nee Tipping). Beloved wife of Ronald. Loving mother of Jason and Ross (William Campbell) Crean. Dear daughter of Rose (the late Edward) Tipping. Daughter-in-law of Justine (the late Ronald) Crean. Fond sister of Sharon (John) Svoboda, Nancy (Stan) Ploszonka, Patti (Roger) Smith, Mary Ann (Jim) Stoit, and Edward (Rhonda) Tipping. Aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Charleen was a long-time employee of St. Laurence High School.

Memorial visitation Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 3 pm until time of service at 5 pm at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 West Archer Avenue (55th Street just west of Harlem), Summit, Illinois.

In lieu flowers donations made be made to ISTA for the establishment of a memorial science education award.

Memorial donations may be mailed to ISTA at PO Box 312 Sherman, IL 62684 or submited on line through pay pal here.

National Science Teachers Assocation National Confernce

March 12-15, 2015 McCormick Place - Chicago, Illinois


NSTA National Conference is coming to Chicago in March of 2015.

Conference details will be posted here as NSTA makes them available or you can check out the NSTA website.

Call for Presentations period is NOW OPEN and are due throught the NSTA website on April 16, 2014. Apply throught the NSTA website Conference Presentation Information.

Next Generation Science Standards with Ed Leaders Network
An Illinois Science Teachers Association and Illinois Principals Association partnership

The Illinois Science Teachers Association and Illinois Principals Association formed a unique partnership to produce 3 new webinars focused around NGSS with Ed Leaders Network.

Illinois teachers of science are featured in 5 to 25-minute sequence of webinars, along with linked resources for teachers and their administrators.  The webinars are the result of an excellent budding partnership with IPA and will allow an exceptional benefit to ISTA members as members-to-be in the Educators Leadership Network (a 10-state consortium of web-based resources.)

NGSS and the Danielson, focuses expert attention to the four domains of the Danielson rubric.

All Standards, All Students NGSS Appendix D and Case Studies, explains the implementation of NGSS in real classrooms through effective research-based instructional strategies that enable diverse student groups meet the NGSS.

Preparing for the NGSS, focus on the hallmarks for classroom, building and district success for the awareness and implementation of NGSS, as well as the effective and natural integration of the 5-E model.