National Science Teachers Association Leading Change beyond the Classroom—Teacher Leaders Speak Out

This web seminar took place on November 1, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters were Margo Murphy, DeLene Hoffner, Julie Olson, Julie Neidhardt, Anne Moore, Jeff Remington and Elaine Vaughan. Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

Program Abstract

Many teachers seek greater leadership responsibilities and want to develop a stronger voice in science and STEM education discussions and issues. Veteran teachers want to guide new teachers without leaving the classroom, develop as a leader in the profession, and create partnerships and collaborations with stakeholders with the goal of improving K-12 STEM education. This web seminar included NSTA/NCTM STEM Teacher Ambassadors and PAEMST winners who discussed why teacher leaders are important, how they became teacher leaders, and why the “teacher voice” and advocacy and outreach is critical to education issues both inside and outside the classroom.

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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My Profile area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • "I enjoyed the promotion of how to step up as a leader, especially since I am young into my teaching career, having ‘experts’ who know how to step up and in what ways."
  • "I really liked learning about teacher leaders. I did not know about the teacher leader program, and it was interesting and helpful to gain more information about it."
  • "Great! I learned a lot and I am excited about becoming a teacher leader!"

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The STEM Teacher Ambassador program is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1554059. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Underwritten by the National Science Teachers Association and the NSTA/NCTM STEM Teacher Ambassador Program