Spring 2017 Summit for Science/STEM Education Leadership

Join us for the NCSLA Spring Membership Meeting in Raleigh on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 12 pm to 4:30 pm at the James Hunt Library in Raleigh.

The meeting will bring science and STEM educators leaders from across the state to network, celebrate, support, lead, and advocate for science/STEM leadership at the school, district, regional, and state levels. This meeting in particular will look at the state of science/STEM leadership in North Carolina, establish a baseline to know what people and organizations are doing to provide leadership opportunities to stakeholders in science/STEM education, and share ideas and strategies to strengthen science/STEM leadership across the state.

Meeting Agenda

  • Lunch
    • Short business meeting
    • Presentation of the Michael C. Jackson Distinguished Service Award, 
    • Keynote speaker Bobbie Carvner, NC Teacher of the Year, on developing a voice and advocating for what is best for students
  • Whole group session on what leadership looks like in science and STEM and the role of leaders
  • Breakout sessions for K-5, 6-12, and University/Informal groups, and a panel presentation to share the discussions in the breakout groups.

Questions to be discussed in the breakout groups:

  • What is the role of NCDPI, the Centers for STEM Education, the Science House and other organizations to help develop teachers and others as leaders for science/STEM?
  • What does it mean to be a teacher/leader for science/STEM Education in the K-12, informal, advocacy, and pre-service environments?
  • What are the obstacles/barriers to sustain successful teacher leader programs, what are some strategies to overcome those obstacles, and what resources are needed – people/policies/programs – to implement successful strategies to impact science/STEM leadership?
  • What are some SMART goals for next steps to strengthen the ties between the various organizations in North Carolina that provide science/STEM leadership opportunities for educators?


Register for the Spring 2017 Meeting

We are so glad that you can join us on April 29, 2017 or our Spring Membership Meeting!

You may pay the registration fee with check or credit card.

Registration Deadline: Current Members Non-Members Retired Non-Members
Before March 30
$40 $70 $60
March 31 - April 22
$45 $75 $65
At the Door (if space is available) $50 $80 $70


To register with a check, mail the registration form (pdf) with the check to:

NCSLA Membership
1425 Duplin Road
Raleigh, NC  27607


To register with a credit card, choose your registration option below to pay securely via PayPal.  The non-member registration includes one year of membership dues.  You may also pay your membership dues separately.

Meeting Registration


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NCSLA is seeking new members interested in

  •  increasing the number of students entering science careers
  •  improving teacher preparation in science fields
  •  advancing the future of science education in NC
  •  opportunities to demonstrate leadership

NCSLA Tweets!

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