2019 Summer Leadership Institute

We're going to Orlando, June 24 - 26, 2019

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®
6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821
305.913.9633

NSELA has negotiated a special discounted hotel room rate of $149. To book your hotel room online, please click here

If you prefer to book your hotel room by phone, please reference the National Science Eduction Leadership Association to ensure the group rate: 1-407-351-5555 or 1-800-266-9432.

Registration

*CONFERENCE FEES:

  • Members pay $385
  • Non-members pay $440 (non member rates include one year NSELA Membership)

*Conference fees Include 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches!

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CONFIRMED SPEAKER (more to come!)

Dennis Schatz, Senior Advisor, Pacific Science Center

PRESENTATION:
Making Science Learning Lifelong, Lifewide and Lifedeep: What We Know About the Importance of Out-of-School (Informal) STEM Learning

This presentation examines the research regarding when and where STEM learning occurs, when it is most important for developing future interest in STEM, and the role of out-of-school STEM learning.

ABOUT DENNIS SCHATZ:
Dennis Schatz is Senior Advisor at Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington, and President of NSTA for 2019-2020. He was Founding Field Editor of the journal, Connected Science Learning, which highlights links between in-school and out-of-school STEM learning.

He has served as Principal Investigator for a number of National Science Foundation (NSF) projects and co-directed Washington State LASER (Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform), a program to implement a quality K-12 science program in all 295 school districts in Washington State.

He has received numerous honors.  Most recently, Asteroid 25232 was renamed Asteroid Schatz by the International Astronomical Union IAU) in recognition of his leadership in astronomy and science education.He received NSTA's 2005 Distinguished Service to Science Education Award, and its 1996 Distinguished Informal Science Educator Award.

He is the author of 26 science books for children, including When the Sun Goes Dark, and Uncover A T.rex. He is also co-author/editor of several curriculum resources for teachers, including his most recent book, Solar Science - published by NSTA. 

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WHAT PEOPLE SAID ABOUT THE 2018 SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

"The SLI experience offers an intimacy with peers and professionals with various backgrounds that is tremendous! I was able to network with people who can help me because they have experiences in areas I need to grow. The NSELA team is amazingly supportive -- and FUN!"
Amy H. Berkshire Schools, OH

"I have never been around a group of science professionals so dedicated to the advancement of science education. This is an invaluable experience for science teachers and leaders."
Kyle Thompson, Lincoln East High School

"Loved getting ideas for how to make STEM happen in my classroom and my district from the experts! Inspiring and motivating to know I can be an agent for science change that is good for kids! As a classroom teacher I was worried that I would not be able to contribute to the high level conversations and I was so wrong! A teacher in the trenches was part of the perspective needed to make STEM grow and be a force for science across the nation. I got STEMMED."
Mark Danley, Lincoln, NE

"The Summer Leadership Institute has assisted in preparing me to lead my educators into our new state science standards built on NGSS."
Katrina Reno, MS

"One of the ways NSELA is different from other conferences I've attended over the years is the small nature of the conference. This allows each participant to get engaged and to network on a deeper level. The size of the conference was appreciated."
Shannon Furstenau