Join us and other science educators from around the country in beautiful Tampa, Florida on June 23-26, 2015 for our annual Summer Leadership Institute. This year's theme is
Tuesday, June 23
8:00 am Canoe Trip Field Trip (optional)
1:00 pm Welcome by Elizabeth Mulkerrin and Opening Keynote by Jan Morrison, The Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM
2:45 pm General Session I - Vic Sampson, University of Texas, Arugment-Driven Inquiry
6:00 pm NSELA Reception with Barrington Irving, The Flying Classroom
Wednesday, June 24
7:00 am Breakfast
8:15 am General Session II - Bryan Wunar, Museum of Science & Industry, Partnerships
9:30 am General Session III - Vic Sampson, University of Texas, Argument-Driven Inquiry
11:15 am Breakout Sessions - including Barrington Irving, Page Keeley, Vic Sampson, and Jan Morrison
12:30 pm Lunch
1:45 pm Breakout Sessions - continued from earlier timeslot
3:15 pm General Session IV
Thursday, June 25
7:00 am Breakfast
8:15 am General Session V - Bryan Wunar, Museum of Science & Industry, Informal Science
9:15 am General Session VI - Stephen Pruitt, Updates from Achieve
10:15 am Breakout Sessions
11:45 am Lunch
1:00 pm Breakout Sessions
2:30 pm General Session VII
5:30 pm Evening Event at the Florida Aquarium - Sponsored by Pasco
Friday, June 26
8:00 am Florida Aquarium Field Trip - Optional
The cost of the institute includes registration, materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.
Non-member registration includes 1-year NSELA membership.
Non-Members - Complete the registration form by selecting the SLI and the membership option of your choice. Non-member registration rate listed below includes 1-year of membership dues.
|Early Bird Registration (March 1 - May 31)||$575||$630|
|Regular Registration (June 1 - June 20)||$595||$650|
Purchase Orders may be mailed to NSELA Membership, 1425 Duplin Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
Optional Field Trips Include:
Tuesday Morning - Hillsborough River Watershed Canoe Trip @ Nature’s Classroom ($10)
Friday Morning- Florida Aquarium Exploration Trip – Catamaran/Day Visit ($15)
A block of rooms have been reserved at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza at the rate of $129/night (plus tax and fees). Make your reservation now.
Download this one-page flier with all of the NSELA Professional Learning opportunities for this academic year including:
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