National Science Teachers Association Using Professional Learning Resources from NSTA to Teach Science Pre-Service Teachers

Leisa Clark
Leisa Clark Leisa Clark is Producer/Director of eLearning Production at NSTA. In this role, she directs the production of NSTA’s E-products. Ms. Clark has more than 35 years in science education, as a middle school teacher, high school teacher, school administrator, curriculum development director, and science education writer (K – 12). During her tenures, she has provided professional development, assessed classroom teaching, mentored teachers and student teachers, served on boards related to science education, served as national education spokesperson, and been recognized as a master teacher. Ms. Clark has her B.S. in Biology and her M.S. in Science Education.

Ted Willard
Ted Willard As director of NGSS@NSTA for the National Science Teachers Association, Ted Willard supports implementation of the NGSS by creating resources such as web seminars, conference sessions, workshops, books, and journal articles. In addition, he oversees the content of the NGSS@NSTA Hub, a website that offers dynamic browsing and searching of the NGSS, tools to support curriculum planning and professional learning, and classroom resources focused on the standards. Previously, Ted spent 12 years at AAAS Project 2061, where he was responsible for the development of the Atlas of Science Literacy, Volume 2, and involved in many of Project 2061's efforts toward standards-based education reform—including teacher professional development, curriculum resources development, assessment development, and science education research. Ted also spent five years editing science textbooks for commercial publishers and is a former high school physics teacher.

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