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Membership Benefits

  • Discount on Annual ISTA Conference Registration- For over forty years this annual conference has brought together science educators and administrators from throughout the state.  Major speakers; over 100 group sessions, hands-on workshops, and more than 50 commercial and non-commercial exhibits are a few highlights of this outstanding program of renewal and professional development.
  • Monthly Need to Know Newsletter- Providing free and paid professional development opportunities, resources, and valuable information.
  • SPECTRUM Journal- The Illinois Science Teachers Associate Journal.  ISTA is the only state chapter of NSTA that has a peer-reviewed journal.
  • ISTA Awards for Your Students- Members can annually request one free Olympic style medal for an outstanding science student.
  • ISTA Awards for Teachers- Members can apply for awards sponsored by ISTA.
Join ISTA only - Join over 1000 Illinois teachers working to advance science teaching in our state.

Join both ISTA and NSTA together - $94 for one year (a discount of $20 over joining each separately) - After you join your ISTA membership will be extended by one year.
School Building or District Discount Rates

Schools or school districts wanting to provide memberships to multiple staff members are eligible for a discount rate. Contact the ISTA Financial Director via email for details: 

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