- Who should attend: Science Teachers and their District Supervisor
- What: Urban Science Education Leaders (USEL) and NSTA are partnering to offer a learning opportunity for urban districts to build teacher leaders. The first in a series of three annual academies will focus on the teacher leader's classroom implementation of best practices in science.
- When: August 5–8, 2009
- Where: Orlando, Florida (Buena Vista Palace, 1900 Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830)
- More detail: Contact Arlene Elrod at 256-517-1786 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Urban Science Education Leaders (USEL) and NSTA are partnering to offer a professional development opportunity for urban districts to build teacher leaders and scale up reform during a three-year Urban Science Education Leadership Academy.
The first of three annual academies will focus on the teacher leader's classroom implementation of best practices in science. A team of teachers accompanied by their district supervisor will collaborate to develop the leadership skills to help guide reform that supports excellence in science learning in urban schools. Attendees will share their personal experiences, build on their knowledge of the change process, and become experienced practitioners who will lead initiatives for science education improvements in their districts. The leadership team will be expanded in years two and three to include additional district stakeholders to form engaged and responsible leaders who will enhance best practices across a larger spectrum of the urban set¬ting and improve student performance.
The first academy will be held in Orlando, Florida, August 5–9, 2009, at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel, within walking distance of the downtown Disney Marketplace offering an array of venues for nightlife, entertainment, cafes, and shopping.
For additional details or to register, contact Arlene Elrod at 256.517.1786 or by e-mail at email@example.com.