Dimensions and Dynamos: Leading for Success in a Transitional Era of New Standards and Technology

June 28-July 1, 2017
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

 

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The 2017 NSELA Summer Leadership Institute, “Dimensions and Dynamos: Leading for Success in a Transitional Era of New Standards and Technology “, will be held in Omaha, Nebraska, from Wednesday, June 28 through Saturday, July 1, 2017. The focus of our work will braid together three important facets of the work for science leadership:

  1. Cultivating Three Dimensional Learning In States, Districts and Schools (with NSTA)
  2. Leadership in Aligning Technology with Standards-based Learning
  3. Become a Dynamo in your Community: Create an Ecosystem of STEM Learning

Cultivating Three Dimensional Learning in States, Districts and Schools (with NSTA)

The intent of this strand is to engage science leaders in thoughtful reflection of their own science curricula, programs and/or classrooms, and how three-dimensional instructional principles and practices create a learning space where students connect with the real world. Unpacking the Framework? We have you covered. Modeling in classrooms? It’s all here. Led by experts from the National Science Teachers Association, Ted Willard and Susan Koba, this strand will advance all science leaders understanding of three dimensional learning and why it should have a place in every science educator’s classroom.

Leadership in Aligning Technology with Standards-based Learning

The intent of this strand is to engage science leaders in understanding essential principles of cutting- edge research that informs the teaching and learning of science, with particular attention to the how technology can be a driver of success that positively impacts effective instructional practices.

Become a Dynamo in your Community: Create an Ecosystem of STEM Learning

The intent of this strand is to engage science leaders in the critical elements for effectively building relationships with all stakeholders, ensuring that science learning has a place both in and out of school. Leaders from successful STEM ecosystems will share practices that are foundational to improving science learning in the community—all with the leader at the center.

Agenda

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Wednesday,  June 28th 

8am – noon  Optional Pre-conference Trips 
1pm - 5pm  Welcome and start of the Summer Leadership Institute
Evening reception at the Hilton hotel

Thursday, June 29th     

8am - 5pm Summer Leadership Institute
6:30pm – 10pm  Reception at the Omaha Zoo

Friday, June 30  

8am - 5pm Summer Leadership Institute

Saturday, July 1

8am - 12 pm Optional Post-conference trip to the Lee G Simmons Wildlife Safari Park and Strategic Air and Space Museum