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Personalizing Professional Development: How empowered teachers can take charge of professional learning and growth

Posted: April 4, 2019

McREL CEO Bryan Goodwin teams up with ASCD authors Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral to tackle a question of urgent interest to teachers at all career stages: Can professional learning be better? It can, they argue, if the profession recognizes that large PD sessions should be followed up with a highly personalized plan of action. Reflection holds the key to identifying and addressing problems of practice as teachers advance in their skills. Also important to bear in mind: Teachers are most effective when they develop an understanding of why certain techniques work, not just what they are.

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"A Safety Minute" by Dr. Ken Roy - NSELA Safety Compliance Officer

Posted: April 4, 2019

NSELA Safety Minute by Dr. Ken Roy – NSELA Safety Compliance Officer - For current safety updates five days a week, follow Dr. Ken on [email protected]

"Safety Guidelines for Chemical Demonstrations" (by the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education.) Appropriate physical and chemical demonstrations in the classroom or in a public venue have both educational and motivational value and are a long-standing pedagogy in chemical education. Science and STEM teachers planning chemical demonstrations have a responsibility to follow and document SAFER laboratory practices for each demonstration. Science leadership have the responsibility to work with their supervisees to make certain this protocol is in place:


Online Registration for NSELA's 2019 Leadership Summit Closes April 2 – Register Today!

Posted: March 28, 2019

APRIL 10, 2019

315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63102


Advanced online registration for NSELA’s 2019 Leadership Summit, will close on Tuesday April 2, 2019. The Summit is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. On-site registration will be available on April 10 if you miss the deadline, however, prices do INCREASE! So register now for a lower rate.

In today’s shifting landscape, science education leaders have an important role in assuring our students are prepared to live in an ever-changing world, in which they will be required to use evidence to make decisions, solve problems within their local and global communities, and look forward to what the future may require.

Join science education leaders from across the country to share ideas, ask questions, and gain new thinking frameworks at the 2019 NSELA Leadership Summit. The topics for the 2019 Leadership Summit are designed to equip science leaders with the tools and resources to tackle the challenges in leading effective science education in an ever-changing system.

Register Now! 

Leadership Summit Rates

(March 9, 2019 - April 1, 2019)
   Late & On-Site
(April 2, 2019, - April 10, 2019)
Member Rate         $220     $265
Non Member Rate*            $275     $315

*Non member rates include one-year NSELA membership

**New Group Rates!

  • 10 People: $1,449
  • 5 People: $749 

Register your group today!


Upcoming Webinar With NSTA: Show Me the Money - Grant Funds in ESSA for Science and STEM

Posted: March 28, 2019

When: April 3, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm EDT

The federal education law—the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)--includes a flexible block grant (Title IVA, funded at $1.17 billion in FY2019) that provides schools with the opportunity to fund STEM activities for students, technology for schools, and professional learning for teachers.

Join NSTA and National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) for this 90 minute webinar to learn more about the funding available from ESSA for STEM, what district leaders and classroom teachers can do access these funds, and some emerging best practices in STEM (and computer science) that all schools should consider.

Learn more and register here!


"A Safety Minute" by Dr. Ken Roy - NSELA Safety Compliance Officer

Posted: March 28, 2019

"Addressing Electrical Hazards in the Lab" - NSTA Safety Blog March Commentary by NSELA Safety Compliance Officer and NSTA Chief Blogger Dr. Ken. Lab Accidents involving electricity can produce fire, oke, electrocutions, and explosions.

Check out actions to help prevent these accidents in your school's science and STEM laboratories! -

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