The North Carolina Science Leadership Association (NCSLA) is looking for presenters at its Professional Development Institute (PDI) on October 19, 2016 in Greensboro. We need leaders who:
• Are involved with programs or projects that help teachers use Science/STEM content to improve literacy skills;
• Have experience with the Maker Faire movement and its impact on teacher practice and student learning in STEM; and/or
• Know about research or strategies to engage underrepresented students in STEM programs.
If you are one of these individuals, or even if you answered no but have other research, programs, or resources related to science/STEM education in North Carolina, NCSLA WANTS YOU!!
The theme of the meeting is “Leading Education in Engineering and Science,” with an emphasis on innovative programs that feature literacy and STEM. Further information about these sessions is detailed below.
You are invited to submit a proposal(s) to present a Breakout Session and/or the Showcase of Exemplary Innovation and Literacy Programs in STEM Education as part of the NCSLA’s Fall PDI. The deadline to apply is October 1.
All presenters must register for the NCSLA Fall Meeting. Vendors with products that integrate STEM and Literacy may participate in the Showcase if and only if a classroom teacher has been using the product and is the person submitting the proposal.
Rapid Action Breakout Session
There will be three 45-minute concurrent Rapid Action Sessions. Participants will be able to attend two of the three sessions. Proposed topics for the breakout sessions are 1) Integrating Science Content With Literacy, 2) Maker Faires and Innovation, and 3) Underrepresented Students in STEM. A Rapid Action session has three parts: (1) A Problem Statement; (2) Proposed Activities to Address the Problem; and (3) Outcomes and Deliverables. We are seeking three Rapid Action Session facilitators who will propose a problem statement and lead the discussion about ways to address the problem, and record next steps.
Submit a proposal for a Rapid Action Session
In addition to the breakout sessions we are also hosting a Showcase of Exemplary Innovation and Literacy Programs in STEM Education. If you would like to submit a proposal to share what you are doing to impact teacher practice through STEM Education, use this form. These presenters will informally share their programs and will have one-half of a table to be used for a poster, tri-fold, and/or handouts to share with participants. Submit a proposal for the Showcase Session.