Giving Direction to Science Education

Science For All - Fall Meeting and PDI

Last Updated on 28 September 2014

Make plans to join us on Wednesday, November 5 in Winston-Salem for our fall membership meeting and Professional Development Institute.  Program details are now online and registration is now available!

Join us on Wednesday, November 5th at the Marriott-Winston Salem from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm to

  • Discuss with leaders in a panel discussion lessons learned and challenges experienced making STEM education accessible to all in North Carolina
  • Participate in interactive workshops on case-based learning and teaching, interdisciplinary, multi-modal learning for ESL students, and advocacy strategies and
  • Discover at our dinner meeting global approaches used to close the achievement gap and transform STEM education!

NSTA Awards Webinar

Last Updated on 25 September 2014

Participate in a web seminar on Wednesday, October 8 at 6:30 pm to learn how you can win up to $10,000 for your outstanding work as a science educator. The program will feature presenter Karen Nesbit, the present chairperson of the NSTA Teacher Awards and Recognition Committee. Mrs. Nesbit will discuss the application process for 2014–15, share insight into completing your application, and provide tips for strengthening your submission for a chance to win prize money, materials, and equipment for your classroom! Register today!


NSTA Position Statement on Early Childhood Education

Last Updated on 26 May 2014

Children as young as three have the capacity to learn science and engineering practices, according to a new position paper from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). The NSTA issued the five-page "Early Childhood Science Education" statement to encourage parents, educators and policy makers to support programs and instruction among young children to create a "seamless transition" for learning in elementary school.


Join an NCSLA Committee!

Last Updated on 24 September 2014

Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable, determined, and vigorous person on it.  There must be somebody who provides the flame. 
Lady Bird Johnson

While there is a President’s Chain, a Board of Directors, and an Executive Director to provide guidance and leadership for NCSLA, the heart of our organization resides in the work accomplished by our many committee members.  Whether it is planning events, growing membership, writing the newsletter, or advocating for science education for all, the committee chairs and their members are the ones who make NCSLA a viable organization.


NCSLA Article included in NSTA "Research Worth Reading"

Last Updated on 26 May 2014

An article published  in the Science Educator by NCSLA members Meg Blanchard, Cathy Wallwork and Beth Harris was selected for inclusion in this summer's NSTA  “Research Worth Reading”.   The article, "Progress on Implementing Inquiry in North Carolina: Nearly 1,000 Elementary, Middle and High School Science Teachers Weigh In"  gives the results of a survey of almost 1000 educators to determine the extent to which teachers report employing inquiry in their science teaching, how their use of inquiry varies by student level, and what contextual factors relate to teachers’ inquiry implementation.