Wyoming Society of College Science Teachers – WYSCST
The Wyoming Society of College Science Teachers WYSCST is a community of college and university science faculty who are passionate about improving the quality of teaching and learning of post-secondary education science. Primarily focused on enhancing science courses in the first two-years students’ college learning experiences, WYSCST members and affiliates are devoted to improving STEM education overall—including the successful preparation of future K-12 teachers and future higher education faculty.
WYSCST hosts and enthusiastically supports a wide array of faculty and future faculty professional development experiences and resources. These include, but are not limited to:
Annual WYSCST Members Meeting and Workshops (in October at Casper College), https://www.caspercollege.edu/events/mst
University of Wyoming Summer Institute on Active Learning, https://www.uwyo.edu/science-initiative/lamp/summer-institute.html
SCST Teaching Ideas Blog, http://www.scst.org/blog
*Kindly note that not all of the events and programs listed here are directly related to WYSCST, although these resources and events enjoy the support of WYSCST members.*
As a state-affiliate of the larger NSTA-affiliated Society of College Science Teachers, the state-level WYSCST supports the position and policy statements of the Society of College Science Teachers. These consensus position statements faculty often find useful and include:
Position Statement on Introductory College-Level Science Courses, http://www.scst.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Statement-on-Courses.pdf
Position Statement on The Teaching of Evolution, http://www.scst.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/SCST-Evolution-PS.pdf
Position Statement on The Scholarship of College Science Teaching, http://www.scst.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Scholarship1.pdf
WYSCST membership is open to all stakeholders interested in supporting and improving post-secondary science and science education. At this time, there are no membership dues, and membership is achieved by joining the WYSCST email distribution list. Joining the WYSCST is a two-step process. Step one is to send a blank email to email@example.com . Step two is to watch for a ‘confirmation email’ which most often goes into one’s junk or spam email folder which needs a simple reply. Once you’ve successfully joined the mailing list, you are considered a full member of WYSCST.
An archive of earlier WYSCST posts is available online at: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/WYSCST/conversations/messages
If you need additional information, please contact the Society of College Science Teachers Association’s Wyoming state coordinator, Tim Slater, firstname.lastname@example.org at the University of Wyoming.