Achieve National Science Education Leadership Association logo National Science Teachers Association Achieve/NSELA/NSTA: Building a Science Strategy for Your School or District


This web seminar took place on November 14, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters were Michael Lach, Director of STEM Education and Strategic Initiatives at UChicago STEM Education and the Urban Education Institute of the University of Chicago, Jodi Peterson, Assistant Executive Director of Legislative and Public Affairs for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and Dr. Missi Zender-Sakach, President-Elect for the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA).Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

Program Abstract

The new federal education law – the Every Student Succeeds Act or ESSA – includes a significant shift of decision-making to the state and local levels, and provides states and districts with flexibility to set new policy and funding priorities. District leaders nationwide are now determining their priorities under ESSA, informed by their state plans, and how they can best take advantage of the new federal education law. ESSA offers schools and districts the opportunity to rethink programs and support better student outcomes in science.

This web seminar, taking place on November 14, is cohosted by NSTA and the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA). The program is geared for classroom teachers, district science leaders, and administrators. Achieve's Michael Lach will highlight proven methods that will improve the science outcomes for students and help you build a district strategy for science that can also be used in your school/district plans for ESSA. We will also examine key highlights of the new federal education law and the resources available for Science and STEM education.

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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:

  • "It was great to see the questions asked and answered from different teachers. Have a lot of new information!"
  • "I found the seminar very interesting and enlightening. I learned more about Title IV/A and plan to share with my leadership team."
  • "I'd suggest this for those not very familiar with ESSA, Achieve, and NGSS implementation."
  • "This is great information to share with colleagues. The graphics used were particularly helpful, as was the information on Title IV."

For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org

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