2019 NSELA Leadership Summit

Spanning the Leadership Arch: From Emerging to Veteran Leaders 

Registration Now Open
APRIL 10, 2019

315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63102

Leaders in Science Education

At no time in our country’s history has science education been more important than it is today.  Whether it be addressing mankind’s grand challenges facing coming generations, or finding solutions to local issues tomorrow, science education leaders must navigate a shifting landscape all while owning the responsibility of implementing positive changes in their field.  As science education leaders, we are tasked with understanding the current trends in science education; making decisions on current trends based on evidence; and implementing instructional practices to reflect changes in science education. The leadership strands for the 2019 Leadership Summit and additional professional development series are designed to equip science leaders with the tools and resources to tackle the grand challenges in leading effective science education in an ever-changing system.


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, EdReports.org

Sam Shaw is the Director of Science Review at EdReports.org. 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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Leadership Summit Rates

  Early Bird 
(Sept. 11, 2018 - March 8, 2019)
(March 9, 2019 - April 1, 2019)
(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

**New Group Rates!

  • 10 People: $1,449
  • 5 People: $749 
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315 Chestnut Street
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. To book your hotel room, click here.



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10 NSELA Sessions for Science Education Leaders will be offered throughout the conference, please join us for a science education leaders perspective! Check the NSTA Conference Program for details.

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your conference registration, please notify the NSELA office immediately. Cancellations must be made in writing (either electronically or by mail) and must be received no later than March 18, 2019.
• NSELA will refund registration fees, less 25%
• NSELA Membership dues are NOT refundable