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NCLSA is excited to announce its Fall lineup of membership events.
Our Fall Leadership Summit will take place on Wednesday, November 2 at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston Salem from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00. This full day meeting is titled Successful Actions for Educators to Support All Learners in STEM - DEI Symposium. The keynote speaker is Dr. Joseph Graves, Dr. Joseph L. Graves Jr. is a professor of biological sciences at the Department of Nanoengineering. His research includes the evolutionary theory of aging and the biological concepts of race.
This full day summit will also have two sets of breakout sessions, a panel discussion, and poster sessions all centered around diversity, equity and diversity with the themes of awareness, accessibility, activity, accountability, and advocacy. Participants will be designing their own action plan in DEI and NCSLA and the Dudley Flood Center will work to provide resources for these action plans. We are very excited about this day that focuses on the actions we as leaders and educators can take in diversity, equity and inclusion. Schools and districts are encouraged to bring teams to this event with a discount for teams of four.
On Tuesday, September 20, the 2022-2023 webinar series began. This four part series is going to focus on the adoption of new science standards in the 2023 school year for North Carolina. The first webinar Looking Forward to New Science Standards: Process and Advocating for Feedback focused on the process and timeline of the adoption. We will also have speakers to discuss ways of looking at the drafts of the standards and providing well thought out feedback and advocating for all to have a voice in the adoption process. The second webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 7 and the topic will be announced on the NCSLA website soon.
Carla Billups, NCSLA Past President