2015 Summer Leadership Institute

Science Leaders Building the STEM Future Together: Partnerships, Stewardship, & Collaboration


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.  

Download a Promotional Flyer (pdf) 

Complete Final Program

Tuesday, June 23

8:00 am  Canoe Trip Field Trip (optional)
1:00 pm Welcome by Elizabeth Mulkerrin and Opening Keynote by Jan Morrison, The Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM
2:45 pm  General Session I - Vic Sampson, University of Texas, Arugment-Driven Inquiry
6:00 pm NSELA Reception with Barrington Irving, The Flying Classroom

Wednesday, June 24

7:00 am Breakfast
8:15 am General Session II - Bryan Wunar, Museum of Science & Industry, Partnerships
9:30 am General Session III - Vic Sampson, University of Texas, Argument-Driven Inquiry
11:15 am Breakout Sessions - including Barrington  Irving, Page Keeley, Vic Sampson, and Jan Morrison
12:30 pm Lunch
1:45 pm Breakout Sessions - continued from earlier timeslot
3:15 pm General Session IV

Thursday, June 25

7:00 am Breakfast
8:15 am General Session V  - Bryan Wunar, Museum of Science & Industry, Informal Science
9:15 am General Session VI  - Stephen Pruitt, Updates from Achieve
10:15 am Breakout Sessions
11:45 am Lunch
1:00 pm Breakout Sessions
2:30 pm General Session VII
5:30 pm  Evening Event at the Florida Aquarium - Sponsored by Pasco

Friday, June 26

8:00 am Florida Aquarium Field Trip - Optional


The cost of the institute includes registration, materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.  
Non-member registration includes 1-year NSELA membership.

Optional Field Trips Include:

Tuesday Morning - Hillsborough River Watershed Canoe Tri@ Nature’s Classroom ($10)
Friday Morning- Florida Aquarium Exploration Trip – Catamaran/Day Visit ($15)