Leading the Way for the Next Generation

April 10, 2013 
Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Antonio, Texas

The National Science Education Association (NSELA) presents a premier Professional Development Institute for science leaders, practitioners, and researchers. The Institute continues the focus on the Next Generation Science Standards and provides support for leaders in their effort to prepare for implementation. It also provides the context for collaboration among the nation's top science education leaders, practitioners, and researchers.


Morning Session 

Going from Standards to Practice – Page Keeley and Joyce Tugel, Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance

What does instructional design and implementation look like when planning integrates across multiple components (A core idea, a cross-cutting concept, scientific practices, and formative assessment) and builds upon the good work districts already do? Experience what this look like and the implications it has for professional development, curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Luncheon (Sponsored by Explore Learning) and Speaker 

Afternoon Sessions 1:30 p.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m.
View descriptions of these sessions 

Session 1‐ Ready or Not, Here They Come – The New National Standards and Their Implication for Scientific Argumentation Douglas Llewellyn, St. John Fisher College

Session 2 ‐Designing and Assessing Evidence-based Scientific Explanations, Joe Krajcik, MIchigan State University School of Education

Session 3 ‐ Untangling Science and Engineering Practices Cary Sneider, Portland State University

NSELA Member Reception (Sponsored by BFW and Hayden-McNeil): 7:00 p.m. ‐ 9:00 p.m., Lone Star E & F (2nd level)


NSELA would like to thank ALL our PDI sponsors:

  • BFW
  • Hayden-McNeil
  • AIMS
  • Pearson
  • Explore Learning
  • Kendall Hunt