It is time for nominations for the 2015 NSELA elections! Positions open for the 2015 election are:
Nominees must submit their Nomination Packets online no later than November 15, 2014. Letters of endorsement (3-5 total) must also be submitted no later than November 15, 2014. It may be helpful to also review the job descriptions for all positions. If you have any questions, please contact the NSELA Nominations and Election Chair
Our 2015 Professional Development Institute (PDI) will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in Chicago. The theme is "Leading for Equity" and keynote speakers include:
Megan Bang, Ph.D.
Towards Equitable Science Teaching and Learning: Seeing and Engaging Students' Diverse Ways of Knowing
Michael Lach, Ph.D.
Lessons Learned From Leading Science Education Reforms, and Implications For The Future
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.Read more...
NSELA continues offering professional learning opportunities year round! Join us at the NSTA conferences for "Tools for Leaders" Sessions:
October 17, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia
November 7, 2014 in Orlando, Florida
December 5, 2014 in Long Beach, California
Don't Forget the BIG Event - NSTA National Conference Sessions
Save the Date!
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)
INVITED SPEAKERS - Coming Soon!!
The Earth/space sciences (ESS) have a truly multidisciplinary character. Topics of study include astronomy, atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, pedosphere, and others. Scientists and science educators in the Earth/space sciences use tools from other sciences such as physics, chemistry, biology, and more. When it comes to the hands-on education component in school science labs and experiences in the field, there are a number of safety issues which need to be addressed in order to provide for a safer teaching/learning environment. In this way, teachers in the ESS discipline need to be advocates for not only appropriate science laboratory facilities, field studies, general and specific lab equipment and student oriented activities, but also for safety protocols, engineering controls, standard operating procedures and personal protective equipment.Read more...