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 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?