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Register Today for the 2019 Leadership Summit

Posted: December 11, 2018

Register now for NSELA's 2019 Leadership Summit that will be April 10 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis At The Arch!

In today’s shifting landscape, science education leaders have an important role in assuring our students are prepared to live in an ever-changing world, in which they will be required to use evidence to make decisions, solve problems within their local and global communities, and look forward to what the future may require.

Join science education leaders from across the country to share ideas, ask questions, and gain new thinking frameworks at the 2019 NSELA Leadership Summit. The topics for the 2019 Leadership Summit are designed to equip science leaders with the tools and resources to tackle the challenges in leading effective science education in an ever-changing system.

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Leadership Summit Rates

      Early Bird 
(Sept. 11, 2018 - March 8, 2019)
(March 9, 2019 - April 1, 2019)
   Late & On-Site
(April 2, 2019, - April 10, 2019)
Member Rate        $175      $220     $265
Non Member Rate*        $230      $275     $315

*Non member rates include one-year NSELA membership

Major Speakers 

Keynote Presenter: Brett D. Moulding; Teaching Science is Phenomenal

The session presents a vision for three-dimensional science teaching and learning. Brett will engage participants in science instruction consistent with this vision and present the instructional model of Gather, Reason, and Communicate. Participants will learn how science phenomena are essential to teaching and learning consistent with the NRC Framework, NGSS, and science standards consistent with the Framework.

Brett D. Moulding is director of the Utah Partnership for Effective Science Teaching and Learning, a five-district professional development collaborative. He was the director of curriculum and instruction at the Utah State Office of Education before retiring in 2008. He was the state science education specialist and coordinator of curriculum from 1993 to 2004. He taught chemistry for 20 years at Roy High School in the Weber school district and served as the district science teacher leader for eight years. 

Sam Shaw, Director of Science Review,

Sam Shaw is the Director of Science Review at Sam came to EdReports from the South Dakota Department of Education, where he oversaw science education in addition to social studies, fine arts, advanced placement, the South Dakota Virtual School, among other programs, and was also a participant in the SD Governor’s Leadership Program. Sam worked statewide with teachers and school leadership to advance education related to college and career readiness (CCR), specifically with regard to CCR standards implementation. Prior to his role at the Department of Education, Sam was a middle school science teacher. He has also held positions of board director and financial officer with the Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) where he was also a collaborator on the Science Professional Learning Standards. Sam earned his B.S. in Biology from South Dakota State University and his Executive Master in Public Administration from the University of South Dakota.

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St. Louis, MO 63102

NSTA has negotiated special discounted room rate of $196 with the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. This rate is available until January 31, 2019

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FREE Joint Webinar With NSELA and CSSS January 10, 2019

Posted: December 11, 2018

The CSSS Professional Learning Committee recently completed the work to add a rubric to the Science Professional Learning Standards (SPLS). These standards are designed to support science educators in making informed decisions about the attributes, implementation, and evaluation of professional learning experiences. The SPLS provide clear expectations for both the provider of professional development and the participant in professional learning.

Please find the updated version on the CSSS website using the following link

Join NSELA and CSSS Professional Learning Committee members on a FREE joint webinar January 10th. We’re excited to be joining efforts with CSSS again!

Platform: NSELA/CSSS Joint Webinar
Time: January 10th, 2018 1:00-2:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Webinar Link:

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Meeting ID: 326 076 937


Nominations Deadline Has Been Extended to January 14  for 2019 OASA Award

Posted: December 11, 2018

It’s time to nominate outstanding candidates for two prestigious NSELA awards that honor outstanding contributions in Science/STEM education. 

The OASA (Outstanding Administrative Support Award) is presented at the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) luncheon held at the annual NSELA Leadership Summit. The award is accompanied by a check for $1,000 and a plaque donated by Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

Click Here for Information on OASA Nominations

Nomination packets are due on Monday, January 14, 2019.

If you have questions, contact Nancy Kellogg, Awards Chair at [email protected]


New Report on Middle and High School Labs

Posted: December 11, 2018

A new National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine report, Science and Engineering for Grades 6-12: Investigation and Design at the Center, was released this month about middle and high school science labs and how to best engage today's students in doing science and engineering through an analysis of evidence and examples. Specifically, this report provides guidance for teachers, administrators, creators of instructional resources, and leaders in teacher professional learning on how to support students as they make sense of phenomena, gather and analyze data/information, construct explanations and design solutions, and communicate reasoning to self and others during science investigation and engineering design. It also provides guidance to help educators get started with designing, implementing, and assessing investigation and design. 


"A Safety Minute" by Dr. Ken Roy - NSELA Safety Compliance Officer

Posted: December 11, 2018

“Lab cleanup — Are We Done Yet?  Ending Lab with the Safety Dozen!” - Ending the laboratory activity is just as important as the preparation for starting the activity safety-wise.   Check out what needs to be done for a safety laboratory experience.

Article found at:

For current safety updates five days a week,
 follow Dr. Ken on Twitter @drroysafersci. Also follow Dr. Ken on Instagram at Drkensafetyjob1. 

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