National Science Education Leadership Association logo National Science Teachers Association National Science Education Leadership Association/NSTA Joint Web Seminar: The Every Student Succeeds Act

This web seminar took place on May 18, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters were David Evans, NSTA Executive Director, Keri Randolph, Assistant Superintendent of Innovation for Hamilton County Department of Education in Tennessee and president-elect of NSELA, Jodi Peterson, NSTA Assistant Executive Director of Legislative and Public Affairs, and Larry Plank, Director of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education for Hillsborough County Public Schools.

David Evans began the web seminar with a brief discussion on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Evans was followed by Randolph, who talked about the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) in relation to ESSA, and provided information on upcoming conferences and leadership opportunities within NSELA. Peterson and Plank presented relevant information on the ESSA, describing the implications for schools and school officials. ESSA Title II grant funding was discussed, as was Title IV Block Grants. Many questions were answered during the program.

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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 did not realize the full extent of the changes to education and funding. I feel like I have a lot more to learn to keep our school in the know."
  • "I felt that this web seminar was very informative. I enjoyed hearing about the change in the law. It was very interesting to hear about the concerns that attendees in other districts and states had."
  • "I liked that the slides were made available ahead of time to look over prior to the webinar. I felt that I had a better understanding of the impact ESSA will make on Title I schools."
  • "Thank you to Jodi Peterson for consuming and digesting all of this very complex information and being able to convey it in a meaningful manner. I'd like a follow-up session."

Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

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