Leading Education in Engineering and Science

Do you aspire to be a leader in STEM education at the classroom, school, district, state, or even national level? If so, plan to attend the 2016 Fall NCSLA meeting to be held on October 19th in Greensboro, NC. The theme of the meeting will be “Leading Education in Engineering and Science” and will feature a program to ignite your imagination and creativity as a STEM education leader.

From learning about research to effectively incubate STEM programs, to an engaging and interactive whole audience, hands-on experience with STEM, to rapid action small group presentations and a poster session, the afternoon program will be filled with ideas that you may use to build capacity for STEM leadership at any level. Then relax and network with your colleagues during the evening reception and dinner, highlighted by the presentation of the Herman and Emma Gatling Award for Outstanding Science Education Leadership in North Carolina. 

The afternoon keynote speaker is Dr. Britt Magneson, from Invent Now, Inc. She will share research about the role of innovation and creativity in engineering design and engage the audience in hands-on activities for engineering design. A reception and dinner with speaker follow the afternoon sessions.

Present at the Fall NCSLA Meeting

The North Carolina Science Leadership Association (NCSLA) is looking for presenters at its Professional Development Institute (PDI) 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. 

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.  Other topics are possible, depending on the proposals we receive. Submit a proposal for a Rapid Action Session

Showcase 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.

If you have questions or need to clarify anything about this opportunity to share with science education leaders from across the state, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Register for the Fall 2016 Meeting

We are so glad that you can join us on October 19, 2016 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 September 15
$55 $85 $75
September 15 - October 12
$65 $95 $85
At the Door (if space is available) $75 $105 $95


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.



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  •  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

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