June 24-27, 2014
Colorado Springs, Colorado

The National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) invites you to attend a Summer Leadership Institute (SLI), June 24-27, 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This event brings together individual science educators, teams (leaders and teachers), and administrators to explore the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

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This year's SLI will feature two strands: 

  1. Instruction in the land of the Next Generation Science Standards
  2. The role of the leader and leadership strategies in implementing the NGSS.

Are you prepared to lead the innovation?

Participants will develop a deeper understanding of the integrative nature of NGSS, its impact on instruction and the implications for science leadership. Featured speakers will challenge participants to deepen their leadership skills, at various levels, to support effective science education in preparation for the transition to the NGSS. Collaborate with your colleagues to develop specific next steps for sustainable innovation as well as the improvement of K-12 science education in your school, district or other professional setting.


Download a Tentative Agenda (pdf)

  • Rodger Bybee: NGSS Writing Team Leader and Chair of the Science Forum and Science Expert Group; author of The Case for STEM Education: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Kendall Zoller: President of Sierra Training Associates and author of The Choreography of Presenting
  • Mechelle LaLanne: Regional Science Coordinator & LASER Alliance Director at North Central Educational Service District in Washington


Registration for the 2014 SLI in Colorado is now open. Registration fees include 4 days of meeting materials, meals (breakfast and lunch), and breaks.

Bonus! Each participant will receive these great resources!  ($65 value)

  • Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction by Rodger Bybee
  • The Choreography of Presenting by Kendall Zoller

Early bird, Member rate = $650.00
Early bird, Non-member rate = $705.00
Onsite registration, Member rate = $690.00     
Onsite registration, Non-member rate = $745.00

Join us in beautiful Colorado for an invigorating experience to sharpen your leadership skills. Be prepared to lead the innovation as needed in the NGSS!