Our 2015 Professional Development Institute (PDI) on "Leading for Equity" will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Dr. Megan Bang, University of Washington
Dr. Michael Lach, University of Chicago
The Professional Development Institute will be held in conjunction with the NSTA Annual Conference on Science Education in Chicago Illinois. All NSELA events will be held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel.
NSELA members are encourage to nominate a deserving science education leaders for the following award:
The Outstanding Administrative Support Award (OASA) recognizes and honors an outstanding administrator who, through their professional work, has demonstrated exemplary support for science education at the school, district, and/or county level. This award honors an administrator whose primary responsibility is outside the area of science instruction.
Please consider nominating qualified candidates. All applications are due by Monday, January 26, 2015.
If you have questions, please contact Nancy Kellogg, Awards Chair or visit http://nsela.net/awards
Join us at the NSELA/ASTE Luncheon at 12 pm on Friday, March 13 at the Hyatt Regencey Hotel in Chicago.
The luncheon features Dr. Jeanne Century of the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science at the University of Chicago. Dr. Century's talk is entitled "What Will it Take to Bring 'Lasting Change' to STEM Education."
Seating is limited. Tickets will be available soon for purchase.
Save the Date! Registration Coming Soon!
Join us and other science educators from around the country in beautiful Tampa, Florida on June 23 - 26, 2015 for our annual Summer Leadership Institute. This year's theme is
"Science Leaders Building the STEM Future Together: Partnerships, Stewardship, & Collaboration"
Tuesday, June 23: 1:00-5:00 pm
Wednesday, June 24: 8:00-5:00 pm
Thursday, June 25: 8:00-3:00 pm
OPTIONAL field activities on June 23 (AM) and June 26 (AM/PM)
Confirmed Speakers Include:
Victor Sampson, The University of Texas at Austin, Argument-Driven Inquiry
Bryan Wunar, Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago), Building Partnerships and Designing Learning Experiences
Barrington Irving, Experience Aviation and National Geographic Society, Flying Classroom
Optional Field Trips Include:
Tuesday Morning - Hillsborough River Watershed Canoe Trip @ Nature’s Classroom
Friday Morning- Florida Aquarium Exploration Trip – Catamaran/Day Visit
Congratulations to new members of the NSELA Board!
Keri Randolph, President-Elect
Trisha Herminghaus, Secretary
Bruce Jones, Region D Director
Brian Kruse, Region F Director
Download this one-page flier with all of the NSELA Professional Learning opportunities for this academic year including:
During April 2014, NSTA’s Safety Advisory Board wrote and passed an important safety paper titled Overcrowding in the Instructional Space. In the opening remarks, it states the following: “To ensure a safer and effective science teaching/learning environment, the following recommendations are derived from recognized reliable sources, legal safety standards, and best professional safety practices.” Read more...