Giving Direction to Science Education

Science For All - Fall Meeting and PDI

Last Updated on 15 September 2014

Make plans to join us on Wednesday, November 5 in Winston-Salem for our fall membership meeting and Professional Development Institute.  Program details are now online and registration is coming soon!


Join an NCSLA Committee!

Last Updated on 16 September 2014

Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable, determined, and vigorous person on it.  There must be somebody who provides the flame. 
Lady Bird Johnson

While there is a President’s Chain, a Board of Directors, and an Executive Director to provide guidance and leadership for NCSLA, the heart of our organization resides in the work accomplished by our many committee members.  Whether it is planning events, growing membership, writing the newsletter, or advocating for science education for all, the committee chairs and their members are the ones who make NCSLA a viable organization.


NCSLA Article included in NSTA "Research Worth Reading"

Last Updated on 26 May 2014

An article published  in the Science Educator by NCSLA members Meg Blanchard, Cathy Wallwork and Beth Harris was selected for inclusion in this summer's NSTA  “Research Worth Reading”.   The article, "Progress on Implementing Inquiry in North Carolina: Nearly 1,000 Elementary, Middle and High School Science Teachers Weigh In"  gives the results of a survey of almost 1000 educators to determine the extent to which teachers report employing inquiry in their science teaching, how their use of inquiry varies by student level, and what contextual factors relate to teachers’ inquiry implementation.


NSTA Position Statement on Early Childhood Education

Last Updated on 26 May 2014

Children as young as three have the capacity to learn science and engineering practices, according to a new position paper from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). The NSTA issued the five-page "Early Childhood Science Education" statement to encourage parents, educators and policy makers to support programs and instruction among young children to create a "seamless transition" for learning in elementary school.


25 Years of NCSLA

Last Updated on 21 April 2014