Northeastern Oklahoma Mathematics and Science Teacher Association
NOMSTA Annual Spring Conference, "Engaging Students in STEM"
Keynote Speaker: Rebecca Morales, Science Instructional Specialist, Broken Arrow Schools, M.Ed. Science
Education will speak on using Open Educational Resources in Science Classrooms
Free Professional Development for K-12 Mathematics, Science and STEM Teachers!
March 5, 2016
8:00 am-12 noon (Free on-site registration from 8:00-8:15 am)
Science Building on the Tahlequah Campus of NSU
For more information contact Dr. Pamela Christol
Registration Forms will be completed onsite! There is no charge for registration. Come to the Science Building on the Tahlequah Campus of NSU.
Membership in NOMSTA is free for those attending conferences.
President: Dr. April Adams, Professor of Science Education, Northeastern State University
Past President: Dr. Pamela Christol, Associate Professor of Science Education, Northeastern State University
Mathematics Division Director: Dr. Martha Parrott, Professor of Mathematics, Northeastern State University
Science Division Director: Dr. Sophia Sweeney, Director of Assessment, College of Education, Northeastern State University
History of NOMSTA
The Northeastern Oklahoma Mathematics and Science Teacher Association was organized in the summer of 2002 by participants of a National Science Foundation funded program called the Mathematics and Science Teacher Enhancement Program at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Funding for this program ended in December 2005. The purposes and goals were written by these participants and are shown below. The group also wrote the Constitution and By-Laws which were approved by the members at the First NOMSTA Annual Conference on February 8, 2004. NSU MASTEP also resulted in Northeastern State University developing an M.Ed. in Science Education and an M.Ed. in Mathematics Education. The programs were approved by the regents in February 2004.
The purposes of the Northeastern Oklahoma Mathematics and Science Teachers Association shall be to encourage active interest in all areas of mathematics education and science education, to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics and science, to promote the research in the teaching and learning of mathematics and science, and to provide opportunities for the exchange of views regarding the teaching and learning of mathematics and science.
The mission of the Northeastern Oklahoma Mathematics and Science Teachers Association is to provide the vision, cooperation, and leadership necessary to promote the highest quality of mathematics education and science education for all students.
Goal 1: To promote excellence in school mathematics and science curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Goal 2: To stimulate students interest, achievement, and confidence in learning mathematics and science.
Goal 3: To promote ongoing professional development throughout the preparation and careers of teachers of mathematics and science.
Goal 4: To strengthen leadership in, and service to, mathematics and science education.
Goal 5: To encourage research in mathematics and science education and the application of research findings into practice.
Goal 6: To provide resources and professional support for members as they engage in activities on behalf of mathematics and science education.
Goal 7: To encourage partnerships and collaborations to influence the forces for change affecting mathematics and science education.
Goal 8: To assist in bridging the gap from Elementary to Middle School and from Middle School to High School learning of mathematics and science.