Giving Direction to Science Education

Call for Nominations

Last Updated on 11 November 2014

Nominations for the 2015 NCSLA elections are currently sought. The following offices and positions are open:

  • President-Elect
  • Treasurer
  • Director-at-Large (2)

Nominees must be current members of NCSLA. Nominees for President-Elect must have served on the NCSLA Board of Directors for at least one year. 

Nominees must complete the online forms not later than December 15, 2014.


Join an NCSLA Committee!

Last Updated on 09 October 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.


Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Last Updated on 04 October 2014

The 2014-2015 nomination period for 7-12 grade mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program is currently open. 


Teaching NGSS in Elementary School

Last Updated on 22 November 2014

From September 2014 through February 2015, NSTA will host FREE monthly NGSS web seminars focusing on individual K-5 grade levels. Presenters will review the general architecture of the NGSS and the specific expectations for each grade level then explore how to use the standards to plan curriculum and instruction. Learn more.


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.