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The purpose of the NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows Program is to enhance professional competence and develop the leadership abilities necessary for science leaders to operate effectively in various leadership positions in science education. Currently, NCSLA has 12 active Science Leadership Fellows enrolled in the program. Our successful program is supported by the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center (NCSMT) and the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation.
The 2018-2020 NCSLA Fellows participated in yet another quality professional development weekend on Friday, September 20th and Saturday, September 21st in the conference room of the Comfort Inn Hotel in Durham NC. The session was titled Strategic Leadership and Conflict Resolution and was facilitated by Dr. Darlene Ryan, a former Fellow, NCSLA President, and NSELA President. Dr. Ryan brings a wealth of experience and information to her presentation. A very special thanks to our current Fellows committee members: Alisa Wickliff (Co-chair), Pat Shane (Treasurer), Carla Billups (Secretary), Mark Case (Alumni), Michelle Ellis and Dennis Kubasko (Co-chair and NCSLA President-Elect). The committee worked extremely hard to prepare and facilitate a great weekend! Their time, energy and effort are appreciated.
NCSLA Fall Leadership Summit
On Wednesday, November 13th, the Fellows cohort had the wonderful opportunity to engage with statewide science education professionals as part of the Fall Leadership Summit titled “State of the Art in Digital Learning”. The afternoon Summit took place at the Bowman-Gray Center for Medical Education in Winston Salem. Later that evening, many of the Fellows attended a NCSLA Board reception in the NCSLA suite at the Embassy Suites and networked with association sponsors, leadership and members of the Board.
NCSLA Alumni Brunch
On Thursday, November 14th, the NCSLA Fellows Alumni gathered together in the NCSLA suite at the Embassy Suites from 8-9 AM. Mark Case hosted the event where attendees shared their passion for the fellows program in the hopes that the program continues to grow and train new science leaders for the future. The Fellows Alumni maintains a social media presence on Facebook and looks forward to hosting meet-ups for every Summit.
On Thursday and Friday, November 14th and 15th, the Fellows attended the North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA) Professional Development Institute (PDI). Fellows both led and participated in conference sessions. Fellows again convened in the NCSLA suite at the Embassy Suites on Thursday evening for a reception focused on reflection and discussion.
|NCSLA Member & NCSTA President Carol Moore awarding Thomas Savage, current NCSLA Fellow the 2019 NCSTA District 8 Outstanding Science Teaching Award, Winston-Salem, NC|
|NCSLA Member & NCSTA President Carol Moore awarding Kristi Brown, the 2019 NCSTA Outstanding High School Science Teaching Award, accepted by Jamie Smith, colleague and current NCSLA Fellow, Winston-Salem, NC|