Message from the President

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Message from
the President
Science Leadership
Fellows Update
Nominate an
Outstanding Leader
Lead in NCSLA
Join a Committee
Mountains to the Sea
Meet the Board -
Lyons & Robinson
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NCSLA Members,

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First, I must invite you to join us at the Fall NCSLA Summit on November 28, 2018 in Charlotte. The theme of the Summit is "Science Everywhere" with an emphasis on both in and out of school science learning programs and activities across the state. We are so pleased to be able to host the Fall Summit at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte NC. Dennis Schatz, senior advisor at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle will be our keynote speaker. Dr. Christine Royce, NSTA President, will also bring us a message from NSTA. Our NCSLA Past President, Alisa Wickliff, has a wonderful agenda planned for you at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Thank you to all who participated in our survey to choose the best possible date for the NCSLA Spring Summit on Science Education. It looks as though we will be scheduling that event for April 6, 2019. The location and focus of the NCSLA Spring Summit will be announced soon, so mark your calendar.

No matter what role you serve in science education, NCSLA is planning to offer activities and assistance in the coming year to meet your professional needs.   We plan to work together to better inform and strengthen the understanding of all citizens about the processes operating on our planet, so they can maintain an environment where all can live-long, be safe and prosper.

If you are coordinator or supervisor of the science curriculum in a school district or a lead science teacher at a school, we provide opportunities to meet with similar leaders to discuss common obstacles to providing high quality and effective science instruction for all students. We want to share instructional strategies, resources, materials, and plans to make science instruction most effective. We want to give science educators a forum to share ways they assess student understanding and provide remediation when needed.

If you are an informal science educator at museum, nature center, science center, state forest or park, or after-school program provider, we get you together with leaders from school districts to discuss their needs and ways to meet them. NCSLA plans to ask informal science educators to share successful ways they can play a vital role in helping schools and districts achieve their goals and mission. We would like to collaborate with out-of-school educators to synchronize what can be offered with what students need.

If you are at an institution of higher education and prepare beginning and graduate teachers of science, we bring you together with others who share the same role to discuss successes and ways to overcome obstacles. Leaders in schools and districts could also benefit if you share cutting-edge research and strategies they could use as they provide professional development activities to teachers.

If you fill a role like those described above, please let us know what we can do to help you be more successful in that role. We also ask that you talk with your colleagues to get them to join NCSLA, so we can all work together in our common mission to prepare life-long science learners and well-informed citizens.

You can learn more at the NCSLA website: www.ncsla.net . What hope to see you in Charlotte on November 28-December 1 at the NCSLA Fall Summit and the NSTA Charlotte Area Conference.

Manley Midgett – NCSLA President

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NCSLA Leadership Fellows Update

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Message from
the President
Science Leadership
Fellows Update
Nominate an
Outstanding Leader
Lead in NCSLA
Join a Committee
Mountains to the Sea
Meet the Board -
Lyons & Robinson
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The NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows Program 2018-2020 Cohort has had an active and eventful summer. Congratulations to the following Fellows on their accomplishments. 

Jenna Hartley was awarded the Environmental Educator of the Year. She will be honored at the Annual Governor's Awards Banquet in September.

Andi Webb was named an Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow.  Andi will be working with the Department of Education Office of Science for the 2018-2019 school year.

Thomas Savage is on another journey with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). In August, he began his travel to the Arctic on the NOAA ship Fairweather. 

To the Fellows Alumni, we encourage you to share some of the great things that you are continuing to do to further science and STEM education. Alumni, join the NCSLA Fellows Alumni group on Facebook. When you join, be on the lookout for information to the Alumni Reunion/Networking at the NSTA Regional in Charlotte, NC. 

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Lead in NCSLA

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Message from
the President
Science Leadership
Fellows Update
Nominate an
Outstanding Leader
Lead in NCSLA
Join a Committee
Mountains to the Sea
Meet the Board -
Lyons & Robinson
Personalized
PD @ edcamp
Apply for CASMT

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve the educational science community?

Do you want to work with a group of professionals that advocate for science education in the state?

If you answered yes, we have the opportunity for you. North Carolina Science Leadership Association is now taking nominations for President Elect, Director at Large and Secretary. Apply online or contact Darlene Petranick, Nominations Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Nominate an Outstanding Leader

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Message from
the President
Science Leadership
Fellows Update
Nominate an
Outstanding Leader
Lead in NCSLA
Join a Committee
Mountains to the Sea
Meet the Board -
Lyons & Robinson
Personalized
PD @ edcamp
Apply for CASMT

Nominations Sought for the 2018 Herman and Emma Gatling Award for Outstanding Science Education Leadership in North Carolina

The NCSLA Herman and Emma Gatling Award for Outstanding Science Education Leadership in North Carolina goes to the person who has exemplified the high standards the late Herman Gatling of Durham County set in his job and in his life. This award recognizes the recipient for her/his many contributions as an outstanding science education leader in the state of North Carolina. It is presented at the fall membership meeting held prior to the NCSTA Professional Development Institute. Herman was given the first award posthumously in 1989; his wife, Emma, accepted the award on behalf of the family. This annual award is jointly sponsored by NCSLA and the Carolina Biological Supply Company.

Nominations are now being sought for this prestigious award. All nominees should exemplify the descriptors of this award described above and on the NCSLA website. They must also be current members of NCSLA. The award will be presented at our fall meeting in November.

The Nomination Form and supporting Letters of Recommendation should be submitted electronically no later than October 1, 2018. Information and nomination forms are available on the NCSLA website.

For further information contact Pamela O. Gilchrist, NCSLA Awards Committee Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 919-515-5570.

Past recipients of this award:

  • Herman Gatling (1989)
  • Chuck Vizzini (1990)
  • Mack Baker (1991)
  • Mike Jackson (1992)
  • Ernest Bibby (1993)
  • Stan Hill (1994)
  • Rachel Clark (1995)
  • Garrett Tomlinson (1996)
  • Fred Beyer (1997)
  • John Packenham (1998)
  • Pat Shane (1999)
  • Norman Anderson (2000)
  • Jake Brown (2001)
  • Peggy Holliday (2002)
  • Jack Wheatley (2003)
  • Karen Dawkins (2004)
  • Joyce Hilliard-Clark (2005)
  • Jason Painter (2006)
  • Fran Nolan (2007)
  • Carr Thompson (2008)
  • Darlene Ryan (2009)
  • Judy Benton Day (2010)
  • Rick Wilkerson (2011)
  • Sam Houston (2012)
  • Lisa Grable (2013)
  • Alisa Wickliff (2014)
  • Tammy Lee (2015)
  • Pamela Gilchrist (2016)
  • Elaine Franklin (2017)

 

 

Join a Committee

 Table of Contents  

Message from
the President
Science Leadership
Fellows Update
Nominate an
Outstanding Leader
Lead in NCSLA
Join a Committee
Mountains to the Sea
Meet the Board -
Lyons & Robinson
Personalized
PD @ edcamp
Apply for CASMT

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NCSLA needs members to volunteer to serve on the committees that help us do our work. Our business is growing leaders who promote and support excellent science education in North Carolina. It is important for our members to collaborate with each other in helping us to achieve our goals as an organization. You can serve a vital role in this process by becoming a committee member.

Committee applications will be reviewed and notifications will be sent in early January 2019. After selection, committee members begin their three-year term next June. NCSLA committees are listed below:

  • Advocacy
  • Awards
  • Communication
  • Event Planning
  • Informal Education
  • Membership
  • Nominations
  • Science Leadership Fellows Program
  • University

Volunteer today

Application dates: September 1 – December 15.

For questions, contact Beverly Lyons, President-Elect, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 336-830-1040.

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