Fall 2015 Meeting and Professional Development

The Fall 2015 NCSLA Membership meeting was held on November 11th at the Winston-Salem Marriott.

This year’s theme is “Improving Literacy through Science Leadership: Engaging Strategies to Integrate Science and Literacy.”

The program will focus on best practices that work for the development of literacy skills through science programs, as well as the research behind those practices. We will host a variety of speakers and a showcase of exemplary programs that show how to effectively integrate science and literature.



 Improving Literacy through Science Leadership: Engaging Strategies to Integrate Science and Literacy
All sessions held in the Marriott Hotel Hearn Ballroom, Winston-Salem

PDI & Membership Meeting: 1:00-5:00 pm

1:00-3:00: Speakers

David K. Pugalee, Ph.D. (UNC-Charlotte)
Using STEM Learning to Build Literacy Skills

 Eric N. Wiebe, Ph.D. (NCSU)
Challenges of the Next Gen Science Standards, Science Notebooks, and Argumentation

Tammy D. Lee, Ph.D. (ECU)
Using Pictorial Representations to Increase Literacy and Science

Chuck Nusinov, M.Ed. (Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools)
Distributive Leadership Model to Impact Teacher Practice to Integrate Science and Literacy

3:00-3:15 pm: Break

3:15-3:30: Membership Meeting

3:30-4:30 pm: Showcase of Successful Programs Integrating Literacy and Science

4:30-5:00 pm: Job-Alike Sessions

Reception, Dinner and Closing Speaker:  5:30-8:00 pm

Presentation of Herman & Emma Gatling Outstanding Science Leader Award

Dinner Speaker: Manley Midgett, Meredith College
So, You're in Charge of Science; Now What?


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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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