Achieve National Science Teachers Association ESSA Federal Funding for Science/STEM Education in Your School or District


This web seminar took place on May 3, 2018, 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 the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Chicago, and Jodi Peterson, Assistant Executive Director for Communications, Legislative and Public Affairs for the National Science Teachers Association. Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

Program Abstract

The budget passed by Congress last month includes increased federal funding for programs authorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Several provisions in ESSA allow - and even encourage - the use of federal funds to support science and STEM education. Join us for this web seminar on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 6:30 pm Eastern time to learn more about this important topic.

Districts are now conducting needs assessments and planning on how they will use their ESSA funds. In this web seminar we will focus on ESSA, science and STEM, and how teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders can use the funding streams in ESSA to better support key science and STEM education strategies. Achieve’s Michael Lach will help you to build a district strategy for science that can be used in your school/district plans for ESSA funding.

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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 learned a lot about what ESSA is and how it has changed over the last few years, and what it has to do with need-based funding."
  • "This seminar has been very valuable to search for ways to support my science program."
  • "ESSA is so big, every time I hear Jodi speak I always learn something new."
  • "I liked how the links were added to the chat section so we could see the documents larger while they were being discussed."

For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org

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