June 24–28, 2012
The National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) invite you to attend a Summer Leadership Institute, June 24–28, 2012 in Austin, Texas.
This immersive experience will bring together scores of individual science educators, teams (leaders and teachers), and administrators to explore the K–12 Framework and draft Next Generation Science Standards, determine key features of each, noting comparisons, contrasts and shifts in focus.
Download the program (pdf)
Participants will identify the "next steps," develop a deep understanding of supporting research for reform, engage in the use of models and vignettes to demonstrate the practice of science, and apply new knowledge to their own unique professional environment.
- Stephen Pruitt – Achieve
- Lance Rougeux - Discovery Education
- Harold Pratt - Retired NSTA President
- Sam Zigrossi - Dana Center, UT Austin
- Martin Storksdieck - National Research Council at the National Academy of Sciences
- NGSS Strand Writers will also facilitate most sessions
Featured speakers will share their insights throughout the four-day Institute, and many differentiated breakout sessions provide smaller groups the ability to challenge the status quo and build a personal or team plan of action for implementation into their classrooms, schools, and districts.
Register to attend in just 3 steps:
1. Join or renew your membership.
NSELA members receive a discounted rate so make sure that you are a member before you register. If you are a new member, complete the online membership form and you will receive an email with instructions on paying your dues. Current members can also get information on renewing online.
You will also have the option of obtaining a discounted joint membership to NSELA and NSTA when you register.
2. NSELA Register for the Summer Leadership Institute on the NSTA web site.
If you have completed Step 1 then you can register as a member.
You may register as an individual online with a credit card or by mailing in a form with a check or purchase order. Teams of at least 3 may also register together at a discount with a mailed in form only.
You will also have the option to pay for a joint membership to NSTA and NSELA for $95.
3. Make a Hotel Reservation.
The Summer Leadership Institute will be held at the
AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705
Room rates at the AT&T Conference Center are $121 per night for a single or double. Make your reservation online or by calling 512-404-3600 or 877-744-8822 and use the code NSELAS0712. Reservations must be made by May 24.
Rooms are also available at the
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
701 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Reservations may be made online by May 15.