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The Next Joint Webinar is October 24th Featuring Achieve, CSSS, and NSELA

Posted: October 9, 2018

The Professional Development Committee has been working to help facilitate joint webinars with our science education partners. The next joint webinar is October 24th featuring Achieve, CSSS, and NSELA as we discuss a system of assessments.

Join Aneesha Badrinarayan, James Blake, Kevin Anderson, and Sara Cooper to learn more about new resources and to discuss a joint white paper on the topic. We’re excited to be joining efforts with Achieve and NSELA for this webinar. 

Platform: Achieve/CSSS/NSELA Joint Webinar
Time: October 24, 2018 1:00-2:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Webinar Information: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 788 034 427

We hope you can join us!


Biology Week: October 6th – 14th

Posted: October 9, 2018

Biology Week: October 6th – 14th

This celebration was started by the Royal Society of Biology in 2011.

Did You Know...
Extremophiles are organisms that live in extreme environments where most life cannot survive. Most are microbes, including Thermophiles (high heat), Acidophiles (strong acids), Xerophiles (deserts and other dry places), Halophiles (salty areas), and Cryophiles (extreme cold).

There are a few large animals and plants that can live in more extreme environments, including camels (long periods without water), emperor penguins (cold Antarctic), cactus (heat and dryness) and tube worms (boiling water of hydrothermal vents).**

More fun facts and ways to celebrate Biology Week»







It is time for nominations for the 2018 NSELA elections! Positions open for the 2018 election are:

  • President Elect - One Year Term prior to Presidency (Three year commitment including: president elect, president, and past president)
  • Region A DirectorME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, PA, NJ and NY - Three Year Term 
    • Must live or work in Region A
  • Region C DirectorTN, NC, SC, AL, GA, FL, AR, MS, LA and Caribbean - Three Year Term
    • Must live or work in Region C
Nominees must submit their Nomination Packets online no later than November 15, 2018Letters of endorsement (3-5 total) must also be submitted no later than November 15, 2018. It may be helpful to also review the job descriptions for all positions. If you have any questions, please contact the NSELA Nominations and Election Chair Joan Gilbert.

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

Posted: October 9, 2018

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SCHOOLS , TEACHERS AND LAB SAFETY LITIGATION! - "Schools, Teachers & Lab Safety Litigation:  How safe are your science and STEM Labs?"   Dr. Ken Roy, national laboratory safety compliance expert of Glastonbury CT schools and NSELA safety compliance officer is interviewed on Education Talk Radio. Listen to the interview at:


For current safety updates five days a week, follow Dr. Ken on Twitter @drroysafersci. Also follow Dr. Ken on Instagram at Drkensafetyjob1.


3 Science Leaders Have Joined or Rejoined NSELA Last Week!

Posted: October 9, 2018

3 science leader has joined NSELA and 1 has renewed their membership last week.

They are:   


• Julie Damico - Stewartstown, Pennsylvania


Welcome Julie! NSELA is proud to have you as a member.



• Gillian Simcox - San Diego, California

• Tiffany Wendland - Baltimore County Public Schools; Towson, Maryland


Welcome back Gillian and Tiffany! NSELA is so glad to have you with us for another year.

Members, you can connect to all NSELA members through the
NSELA Member Directory. You must be signed in to access.

Not yet a member? Join today!

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