2021 Virtual Summer Leadership Institute

Summer of Synergistic Science: Connecting, Sharing, and Networking


The NSELA Board and Executive Committee  made the decision to hold 2021 Summer Leadership Institute virtually over three weeks leading into the = school year. The dates of the conference were July 20, July 28 and August 5, and focused upon topics under the umbrellas of leadership, engineering, and scientific phenomena.

Day 1  - Tuesday, July 20th 

Embedded Engineering:Engineering can be used as a way to help ALL students identify with and apply science concepts. By experiencing high quality engineering curriculum, utilizing problem solving and design, students can address social justice issues within their place. This strand will bring in varied perspectives and expertise around how to embed engineering within the science classroom with a focus on equity.

Day 2 - Wednesday, July 28th

Phenomena: Phenomena are not just a hook! This strand will explore all aspects where phenomena have an impact including high quality curriculum, assessment, language and culture, and community connections.

Day 3 - Thursday, August 5th 

Leadership Development:  Leadership skills can constantly be developed and improved, especially with the support of a community, like NSELA. This strand will hit on various components of leadership including professional (publication tips, education research) and personal (self-care, implicit bias) considerations

Registration has closed, but attendees who registered for the conference can watch the recordings by logging back into the Learning Center here.


View the NSELA Virtual SLI 2021 schedule & directory.