2012 Summer Leadership Institute
June 24–28, 2012
The National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) invite you to attend a Summer Leadership Institute, June 24–28, 2012, in Austin, Texas. This immersive experience will bring together scores of individual science educators, teams (leaders and teachers), and administrators to explore the K–12 Framework and draft Next Generation Science Standards, determine key features of each, noting comparisons, contrasts and shifts in focus. Participants will identify the "next steps," develop a deep understanding of supporting research for reform, engage in the use of models and vignettes to demonstrate the practice of science, and apply new knowledge to their own unique professional environment. Featured speakers will share their insights throughout the four-day Institute, and many differentiated breakout sessions provide smaller groups the ability to challenge the status quo and build a personal or team plan of action for implementation into their classrooms, schools, and districts.
- Participants will develop a deep understanding of the theory and research behind the NGSS—what the Framework for K–12 Science Education is and why the Framework is necessary for high-quality science teaching and learning.
- Participants will work in grade bands as well as in vertical teams to understand how the Framework provides the rationale for the NGSS and examine available drafts of the standards.
- Participants will explore concerns about transitioning to the NGSS and identify ways to support educators throughout the change process.
- Participants will compare current curriculum models to the performance expectations of the draft NGSS and plan next steps.
Download an application (PDF)
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705
The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center's NSTA/NSELA room block is sold out. Hurry to reserve your space at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol below.
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
701 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 478-1111