The NSTA Leadership Institute is destined to become one of the most visible and well-known initiatives of the Glenn Center. It will offer summer workshops, symposia, research dissemination conferences, and teacher leadership programs designed to keep science educators well-informed about new ideas in science education, innovative approaches and methods of teaching, and the latest research in teaching and learning science.
Among its numerous activities, NSTA will invite scholars to visit the Institute to interpret and implement the latest research on how students learn science and provide strategic guidance for all Institute programs.
Under the auspices of the Institute, expert task forces will convene to direct large-scale programs. One of the first priorities will be to launch a public awareness and engagement campaign—Science Matters—designed to rekindle a national sense of urgency and action about science education and science literacy.
Another initiative in the preliminary stages of development—Science Anchors—is exploring and shaping the next generation of science standards to ensure greater clarity and consistency of science education across the nation.
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