Fall 2020 Webinar Series

 Table of Contents  

Message from
the President
Resources for
Remote Learning
Fall NCSLA Webinars
Gatling Award
Nominations Needed
Science Leadership
Fellows Update
Virtual Field Trips
Join a Committee
& Run for Office
Meet the Board
NSTA Resources
Celebrate Mountains
to the Sea

webinartransparentIn the wake of this new era of education, distance learning and the challenges it brings to teaching requires that educators take a hard look at developing pedagogy that will provide all students online learning opportunities that are accessible and equitable.

Join us virtually and hear from top Science Educators in North Carolina sharing the ways and means to remote learning in a virtual classroom and addressing diversity and equity during distance learning.

All webinars are FREE to NCSLA Members but you must register to attend.
$40 for Nonmembers. Includes all four webinars plus one-year membership in NCSLA. 

CEUs available for all participants!

Fall Webinar Series - Session 1
September 21, 2020 5:30 - 7 pm

Remote Learning, Strengths/Weaknesses, and Strategies for Success


Keynote Speakers

unnamedDr. Jamie Lathan – Dean of Distance Education
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC

Jamie currently serves as an Instructor of Humanities and the Dean of Distance Education and Extended Programs at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, N. C. He is a secondary social studies teacher who received his Ph.D. in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A National Board Certified teacher, he has worked with high school students of diverse abilities and backgrounds during his nearly 20-year career. Since 2014, he has coordinated an annual, weeklong, Summer Leadership and Research program for underrepresented minority high school students. In this program, students engage in research in STEM disciplines and entrepreneurial projects on university campuses and local businesses. He is the recipient of the 2020 University of North
Carolina Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching.


unnamed 2Candice Chambers - Teacher Development Specialist
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC

Candice currently serves as Teacher Development Specialist at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, working as a part of the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum (TLC) team providing professional development and ongoing instructional support for teachers. Since joining NCSSM in 2012, she has taught a variety of courses focusing on applications in forensics and health sciences. In addition to teaching, she has engaged in curriculum development, piloted new instructional technologies in the classroom, supported school-wide professional growth initiatives, and scaffolded new advising opportunities for students in distance education. She has also participated as a fellow with the 2017 Grand Challenges cohort for 100Kin10, the Education Policy Fellowship Program with the NC Public School Forum and she is currently an NCSLA Science Leadership Fellow. Candice is passionate about organization, instructional design, professional development, and community building in education. Candice holds an MA in Anthropology from North Carolina State University, a BS in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and a Certificate in Core Public Health Concepts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Presenting Online Learning Experiences

Lalli HeadshotKerrie Lalli - STEM Lab Teacher, K-8
Walter G. Byers School, Charlotte, NC

Kerrie Lalli has been teaching middle school science and STEM lab serving all grade levels kindergarten through 8th grade at Walter G. Byers School in Charlotte since 2014. Previously she taught 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades as the general education teacher in an inclusion setting in Maryland. She was a 2016-2018 NSCLA Fellow, and has presented at regional and national conferences on a variety of science education topics, including building vocabulary, interactive notebooking, hands-on learning, and using epidemiology to teach problem solving. Kerrie was a finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year in 2012, Teacher of the Year for the 2019-2020 school at Byers, a Piedmont Natural Gas STEM Superstar, and is a National Geographic Certified Educator. Currently Kerrie is working toward her STEM Leadership Certificate through the NASA Endeavor program. She is a member of NCSLA, NCSTA, NSTA, and the Environmental Educators of North Carolina.


IMG 0052Beth Snoke Harris - STEM Educator, Author

Beth Harris has worked with students in teachers for over 25 years in a variety of positions from classroom teacher, outreach coordinator with The Science House at NC State and the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, and currently writing science curriculum with UNCTV.  She has authored seven books including the recently released, and first of its kind "365 Build-it-Yourself Engineering Projects" Beth currently serves as NCSLA's web master and registrar.


Future Webinars

  • October 13: Equity & Inclusion in the Distance Learning Environment
  • November 4: Remote Learning Tools for a Virtual Science Classroom
  • December 3: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy


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