Get involved in your professional organizations! Below is a list of organizations that you may want to check out. Each organization publishes at least one professional journal.
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
NSTA is the world's largest organization for science professionals. Members include classroom teachers, science supervisors, scientists, business and industry professionals and others committed to science education.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
"The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research."
- NCTM Board of Directors, October 17, 2009
National Association of Biology Teachers
The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) is the "leader in life science education." Since its inception in 1938, thousands of educators have joined NABT to share experiences and expertise with colleagues from around the world, keep up with trends and developments in the field, and grow professionally.
American Association of Physics Teachers
AAPT's mission is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching. When the organization was established in 1930, the goal was clear: "ensuring the dissemination of the knowledge of physics, particularly by way of teaching.
American Chemical Society
With more than 163,000 members, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world's largest scientific society and one of the world's leading sources of authoritative scientific information. ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe.
American Institute of Physics
The American Institute of Physics is an organization of 10 physical science societies, representing more than 135,000 scientists, engineers, and educators and is one of the world's largest publishers of scientific information in physics. http://www.aip.org
American Institute of Biological Sciences
The American Institute of Biological Sciences is dedicated to advancing biological research and education for the welfare of society. AIBS works to ensure that the public, legislators, funders, and the community of biologists have access to and use information that will guide them in making informed decisions about matters that require biological knowledge.
American Mathematical Society
The AMS, founded in 1888 to further the interests of mathematical research and scholarship, serves the national and international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs, which promotes mathematical research, its communication and uses; encourages and promotes the transmission of mathematical understanding and skills; supports mathematical education at all levels; advances the status of the profession of mathematics, encouraging and facilitating full participation of all individuals; and fosters an awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life.
Association of Texas Professional Educators - http://www.atpe.org/
Texas State Teachers Association - http://tsta.org/
Science Teachers Association of Texas - http://statweb.org/
Associated Chemistry Teachers of Texas - http://www.statweb.org/ACT2/index.htm
Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics - http://tctmonline.org/
Texas Association of Biology Teachers - http://tabt.us/