Fall 2013 Membership Meeting

Join us in the NASCAR city of Charlotte for the 2013 NCSLA Fall Membership Meeting. The Next Generation Science Standards are sure to help your students reach the checked flag of success in science education! Looking forward to racing into a great professional learning opportunity with you on Wednesday, November 6!

The afternoon session will feature a panel of educators discussing issues of concern to NC about the NGSS. The panel will be followed by concurrent breakout sessions for elementary (K-5), secondary (6-12), and university/others (university and informal). We have a great line-up of presenters for the afternoon:.


Dr. Elizabeth Allan, Associate Professor at Oklahoma Central University and NSELA Retiring President

Ms. Tracy Hall, Director of Education Matters in Catawba County

Ms. Crystal Harden, Director of External Programs for UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Dr. Christine Royce, Professor at Shippensburg (PA) University, NSELA Treasurer, and former NSTA Division Director for Professional Development

Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Elementary: Dr. Christine Royce and Ms. Carla Billups, 5th grade teacher at Jonathon Valley Elementary School in Maggie Valley, NCSLA Secretary, and NCSLA Science Leadership Fellow

Secondary: Dr. Elizabeth Allan

University/Pre-Service/Other: Dr. Angelia Reid-Griffin, Associate Professor, UNC-Wilmington and NCSLA University/Pre-Service Committee Chair.

Following the afternoon session will be a dinner session. During this time, the Herman and Emma Gatling Outstanding Science Leadership Award, sponsored by Carolina Biological Supply Company, will be presented. We will also feature a dinner speaker, Ms. Page Keeley.

Ms. Page Keeley of Lewiston, ME, has selected “Teaching for Conceptual Change as the topic for her presentation. Ms. Keeley is an internationally noted author of the well-known book series Uncovering Student Ideas and Curriculum Topic Study. Currently an educational consultant, she is the former Senior Science Projects Director at the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance and was the 2008-2009 NSTA President.

Join us and begin to understand the Next Generation of Science Standards. Full registration details are available online.  

Sponsors for this event are

• NC Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center;

• Carolina Biological Supply Company,

• Thermo-Fisher Science Education,

• Frey Scientific and

• Lab-Aids

NCSLA is most grateful for the generous support of these companies and organizations. We hope that just as they support NCSLA, you will support them when doing science education business. Be sure to visit their booths in the Exhibit Hall.

Submitted by Lisa Hudson-Lucas