Phillips 66 sends two teachers to Boston

April 4, 2014 12:00 am

Phillips 66 makes it possible for two Ponca City teachers to attend the National Science Teachers Association conference in Boston.

Phillips 66 external affairs and community relations, Diane Anderson is helping teachers, Ferran Weese and Rena Clyburn with the plans.

"Phillips 66 has sponsored Ponca City teacher for more than 26 years and is pleased to provide funding again this year to allow teachers to attend the national conference and convention," Anderson said. "Teachers will attend learning sessions that will equip them to help other teachers and theach their students new and innovative ideas. Phillips 66 pays airfare, hotel expenses, registration, course fees and other necessary expenses."

NSTA conferences offer the latest in science content, teaching strategy and research to enhance and expand professional growth.

This conference is a unique opportunity to collaborate with science education leaders and peers.

NSTA generally holds four conferences a year, a national conference in the spring and their area conferences in the fall with locations varying from year to year.

In accordance with NSTA’s mission to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning, all conferences are carefully planned to respond to the changing professional development needs of science educators, especially in this standards-driven era.

These conferences are jam-packed with innovative presentations and hands-on workshops, as well as special invited speakers, educational field trips, short courses, NSTA Symposia and exciting social events.

These conferences draw 9,000 to12,000 attendees and may feature as many as 1,500 sessions and 400 exhibits.