March for Science


STANYS Position on the March for Science April 22, 2017

The Board of Directors of the Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS) is urging the education community to actively support the March for Science on Earth Day, April 22, 2017.  The March’s objectives promoting and valuing science aligns with our mission which is to promote excellence in science education. The event will be centered in Washington DC, but many satellite marches are being organized around New York State and around the world.....

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Take a stand with Science Teachers from all over New York State as we show our support in solidarity of science on April 22.  In addition to the Washington DC location, there are currently 10 satellite events planned in New York State. 

Go to the March for Science website for more information.  ...


March organizers are thrilled to have dedicated teams of teachers on board to help make this march a success!  Fill out the form to let them know what state you're from and you’ll get started! Fill and Submit Form

View the STANYS Position paper in full (PDF): STANYS Position on the March for Science April 22, 2017

Conference Announcement

122nd Annual STANYS Conference


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Presenter Proposal Applications period is now closed.

Exhibitor Applications are still being accepted.


Conference Dates

November 4 - 6, 2017
Saturday - Monday
to the

Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, NY



Conference pages will be added in August 2017.

If you need information related to joining the conference as a vendor, a sponsor, a presenter or are in need of information prior to August contact:

Alan Seidman, Annual Conference Chair

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STANYS and AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile: Purchase at AMAZON.COM and support STANYS at the same time!


STANYS is now listed as a charitable organization on AmazonSmile


It is a simple process to link your Amazon account to AmazonSmile and choose STANYS as your choice.


Start by going to to link your current Amazon account (or create a shopping account to link)

to the Science Teachers Association of New York State as your charitable organization of choice.


Whenever you shop at Amazon start by signing in at SMILE.AMAZON.COM before purchasing.


Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Science Teachers Association Of New York State Inc. whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.


Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.





NYSSLS, Dec. 2016

NYS Science Learning Standards Adopted

UPDATE Board of Regents Adopted New NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards (December 2016)

The Board of Regents recently adopted new New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards (NYSP-12SLS) 

[SEE:] at their December 2016 Board of Regents (BOR) meeting, effective beginning July 1, 2017


You can access the entire item on the Department’s web site at and These new state science standards are based on the foundation of the National Research Council’s: A Framework for K-12 Science Education; Practices, Cross Cutting Concepts and Core Ideas; and the Next Generation Science Standards.
Included in the BOR item is a timetable for proposed next steps between now and July 1, 2017.

This includes the development of a NY State Comprehensive Science Standards Implementation Plan that pinpoints three phases to address a systematic and systemic transition to new standards based on an alignment to the Statewide Strategic Plan for Science (available at and


The three phases of the implementation plan are:

Phase I: Initial Transition-Raise Awareness and Capacity Building

Phase II: Transition and Implementation

Phase III: Implementation and Sustainability.  


Over the next several months NYSED program staff will continue to work in collaboration with stakeholders across the state to address the goals, objectives, and activities of the Statewide Strategic Plan for Science across six major areas: Standards, Curriculum and Instruction, Professional Development to Enhance Instruction, Materials and Resource Support, and Administrative and Community Support. To that end, the strategic plan will guide the specific phases of implementation in a newly developed NY State Comprehensive Science Standards Implementation Plan, once completed.

Outstanding Teachers Deserve Recognition!

Do you know a teacher that gets students excited about science?

A teacher that goes “above and beyond” because they love teaching and their students?

Nominate them for one of the STANYS Excellence in teaching awards!


We, at STANYS, would like to formally recognize these teachers, those that are doing an outstanding job in meeting todays teaching challenges.  If you have a colleague deserving of recognition for their excellence in science teaching please nominate them, or yourself, for one of our Awards.  If selected, STANYS will present an award of recognition in November at the 2016 STANYS Conference.  We will treat these outstanding professionals with paid registration and lodging to the conference along with an article in our newsletter to honor their accomplishments.


Excellence in Science Teaching Awards honor educators who have inspired students and colleagues at three levels: one at the intermediate level, one high school and one for college instructors.


Champion of TeacherDevelopment Awards recognize administrators deserving of recognition for promoting professional learning for science teachers. The is an award to recognize building and/or school district administrators with an outstanding record of promoting staff development and advancing excellence in science education. This award is open to educators or administrators with responsibilities for supervising teachers of science at any grade level.


• The Fellows New Teacher Conference Award is an award that recognizes a teacher that has never attended the STANYS Conference and will be in his/her second through fifth year of full time teaching

in September.


• The Anton Banko Award for Excellence in Teaching Primary Science recognizes an educator

teaching K-6 who is an outstanding teacher of science. The Banko Award covers expenses to attend the STANYS Annual Conference (up to $1500) and provides a $1500 stipendfor the purchase of science materials for the classroom.



More information about these awards can befound on the STANYS website “Awards” page,

You will find details about the awards and the application procedures. If you would like to nominate a deserving teacher, please do so by going to the website and filling out the nomination form.  

Send your nominations by May 15.


We will contact nominees with a letter of congratulations along with information

about the application process.


The deadline for all the award applications is July 1, 2016.

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— Wanda Padula, STANYS Awards

Professional Development Partners


STANYS is pleased to announce that we will proudly be sponsoring professional development opportunities with the help of the following Professional Development Partners.




Link to More Information

STANYS P. D. Partners List

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NSTA-STANYS Joint Membership Option


STANYS and NSTA are pleased to offer a joint membership—join both organizations and save money!

Join both STANYS and NSTA for one year for $108—a savings of $15.



More about STANYS Membership Options

Your professional organization is working on your behalf on many levels.  Our strength comes from the community of teachers of science across NYS.  

As we strive to create a strong network of educators, we are thoughtful of making membership available to our members.  Check out the many options for membership. 


Student (Pre-service) Membership

Regular Membership (annual or a discounted 2 yr. membership)

Associate Membership

Retiree Membership

Group (District) Discount

NSTA Joint Membership


Link to Membership Page


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