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

Posted: May 11, 2020

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].

"Chemical Hygiene Plan: Quick-Reference Guide" Newly updated NSTA Safety Advisory Board safety paper. The paper provided the basic tenets of the CHP which are required by BOEs to implement as employers in efforts to protect their science teachers as employees (and resulting safety for students). Any school district under Federal or a State OSHA Plan needs to check out the guide here! 



Join Us for FREE "Staying Grounded when Teaching Remote" Webinar on May 12th at 2PM CDT

Posted: May 5, 2020

Join us on Tuesday, May 12th at 2PM CDT to learn about resources to support educators in staying grounded in the best practices of science teaching and learning while they shift to remote learning during school closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources are aligned to the routines and elements of student-driven storyline instructional models that are central to OpenSciEd, inquiryHub Biology, and NextGen Storylines materials. These resources are a collaborative effort of the University of ColoradoThe Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas, and OpenSciEd and were informed by feedback and guidance from educators.

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Bill Penuel is a professor of learning sciences and human development at the Institute of Cognitive Science and School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. He designs and studies curriculum materials, assessments, and professional learning experiences for teachers in science in partnership with school districts and state departments of education. He is one of the writers of the inquiryHub biology and chemistry curricula, which are co-designed, open education resources aligned to the NGSS and designed to connect to students’ interests and identities. He is also a member of the Board on Science Education of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Matt Krehbiel is the new Outreach Director for OpenSciEd. His professional career began as a high school science teacher and he misses his classroom everyday. After teaching high school science for a decade, Matt took on the position of science lead for the Kansas State Department of Education and then as Achieve's science director after Kansas helped to develop and adopted the NGSS. He is a proud past President of the Council of State Science Supervisors and alum of the Board on Science Education.  

Shelly LeDoux is the Science Program Lead at the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin. She is a former 6-12 science teacher and academic administrator and currently develops curriculum and professional learning for teachers and leaders at the school, district, and state level. Shelly works within local and state educational systems to foster equity and access for all students through instructional practices that nurture students’ intellectual passions and ensure that every student leaves school prepared for success in postsecondary education and the contemporary workplace.

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Did you miss the "Reimagining the Possibilities" Webinar?

Posted: May 5, 2020

NSELA members have access to webinar recording for FREE!

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Not a member? Join NSELA today! Annual membership is only $60.

See all archived webinars here.



Register for NSELA's Virtual Leadership Summit!

Posted: May 4, 2020

Due to the outbreak and spread of COVID-19, we are hosting our annual Leadership Summit virtually this year! It is scheduled for June 15th - 18th from 11am - 1:30 pm CDT each day. Many of the speakers scheduled to speak at the Leadership Summit will still be presenting. This event is FREE for NSELA members! Not a member? Join today!

The full schedule for the event can be found here.

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

Posted: May 4, 2020

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].

“Harboring Hazardous Chemicals and Disposing of Them” NSTA Safety Blog Commentary by NSTA Chief Safety Blogger and NSELA Safety Compliance Officer Dr. Ken. Middle and high school science labs and chemical storerooms have been known to harbor large amounts of hazardous chemicals for years. Supervisors need to read how to address this issue before something serious happens safety-wise in their school's science/STEM labs! Click here for more information.


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