Table of Contents  

Message from the President
Why YOU should attend
the Fall PDI on November 11
Apply to be a Science
Leadership Fellow
Fall Meeting:
Improving Literacy through
Science Leadership
Nominations sought
for Gatling Award
Role of Informal Education
in Developing Conceptual
Understanding
Looking for NCSLA Leaders
Meet Del Ruff
A Moment for Leadership
Mountains to the Sea
Opportunities from
the SMT Center

WayneJump1“Leadership sometimes requires a leap of faith” Wayne Fisher

The start of a new school year is always an exciting, yet also anxious time, for teachers, students, parents, and administrators. Hopes are high for a successful school year where all students will be challenged to grow academically and achieve at or above grade level in all subjects.

To help students be college and career ready in science, NCSLA has selected as its theme for our Fall meeting “Improving Literacy through Science Leadership: Engaging Strategies to Integrate Science and Literacy”.

Details about that learning opportunity are included in other articles in SuperViews.   I encourage you to make time to join us at the Fall meeting and to bring a colleague who may also have an interest in learning how science content can support literacy goals and how literacy supports learning in science.

As leaders in science education, it is our job to lead the thinking about what works and what does not to get educators excited about teaching through science. The speakers and Showcase planned on November 11th, will share innovative practices that work to help integrate literacy and science.

Speaking of leadership in science, thanks to the generous support of the NC Science, Math, and Technology Center, NCSLA is now accepting applications for the 2016-2018 Science Leadership Fellows Program. As a participant in the 2007-2009 Cohort of the Fellows Program, I highly recommend the experience for anyone interested in science leadership opportunities in North Carolina.

Thank you for being a member in the North Carolina Science Leadership Association as we work together to celebrate science educators and support emerging science education leaders in North Carolina.

Wayne Fisher, NCSLA President 2015-2016