Please join us for the next meeting of the Elementary Science Working Group, which is being held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 2:30-4:30 pm in the Science Lab at Cambridge College, 500 Rutherford Ave, Boston, MA 02129.
Even if you’ve registered for past meetings, please RSVP below to let us know whether you can attend in person, or would like to attend virtually. An invitation to join the meeting via ZOOM and links to shared documents will be sent to those who register.
The agenda will include a discussion of DESE's work with the Elementary Science Principals Network, continuation of our work on vision and advocacy for elementary science, and a tour of the new science labs at Cambridge College.
Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association
2017 Annual Conference
Leadership for Science Education: Creating Vision and Purpose
Where: Courtyard Marriott - Marlborough
Featuring Keynote Speaker - Erin Hashimoto-Martell, Ph.D., Director of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Center for Instructional Support - Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Space is limited!
Early bird (before 9/25) – $95
Regular (9/26-10/13) – $110
At the door - $120
For: PreK-12 Education Leaders
About: Assessment, Authentic Science Learning, and Science & Engineering Practices
Heidi Schweingruber Director, Board on Science Education, National Academy of Sciences
Peter McLaren Director, Next Gen Education
Katie Bowler Director of Test Development, MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
Anne DeMallie CS and STEM Integration Specialist, DESE
Marianne Dunne Science Education Specialist, DESE
Nicole Scola Science Education Specialist, DESE
Sally Crissman Science Educator, TERC
Sue Doubler Program Director, TERC
Tejaswini Dalvi Assistant Professor of Science Education, UMass-Boston
Marian Pasquale Senior Research Scientist, EDC
Kevin Waterman Project Director, EDC
Stephen Lott Grade 3 Teacher, Fort River Elementary School, Amherst
Isadel Eddy Science Test Developer, DESE
Steve Long Science Test Developer, DESE
Jenny Craddock PreK-8 Curriculum Coordinator, Science and Technology/Engineering, Newton Public Schools
Samantha Genier Middle School Teacher Leader, Newton Public Schools
Laura Rossier Middle School Teacher Leader, Newton Public Schools
Janet MacNeil PreK-8 Science Coordinator, Public Schools of Brookline, NGSS@NSTA Curator, Achieve Peer Review Panel for Science
Pam Pelletier Director, K-12 Science & Technology/Engineering, Boston Public Schools
Jake Foster Director, STEM Curriculum and Instruction, WGBH
Carolyn Staudt Principal Investigator, Concord Consortium
Exhibitor Information and Sessions by
MSELA Annual Membership Dues
Entrance to All Sessions and Exhibit Hall
Keynote and Awards Luncheon
Partnerships Advancing STEM Education
Benefits to Business – Educators – Students
The SE MA STEM Network is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s STEM Pipeline Fund and administered by CONNECT – a Southeastern Massachusetts Higher Education Partnership. http://www.connectsemass.org/stem/
MSELA will be a presence at the April 22nd Boston March for Science to be held on the Boston Common. We will rendezvous at the Tadpole Playground near the Frog Pond at 1:00 PM, then move closer to the center of the action. (Look for the MSELA banner.)
The event organizers will be holding children's events beginning at 1:00 PM; the official program starts at 2:00 PM and ends at 4:00 PM.
This event should re-energize us and strengthen our commitment to science education and rational, evidence-based decisions.
If you plan on attending the March for Science and would like to join the MSELA members, please register at the following link so we can plan accordingly. https://goo.gl/forms/WcQPBmuMbdvObzbl1
For more information about the event, go to: https://www.marchforscienceboston.com
Here is a message from Dr. David L. Evans, Executive Director of the National Science Teachers Association. (NSTA)
The Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association (MSELA) is organizing Regional Networking Meetings for Science Education Leaders across the state. Join your colleagues for an opportunity to talk about common interests and concerns:
· discuss progress and challenges implementing the new standards
· share successful strategies and resources
· exchange ideas and information about current education policy issues (ESSA, MCAS)
· learn about upcoming activities for science educators
Your voice is important as we work together to support each other and advocate for science education in Massachusetts.
Meetings will be held in the following locations:
Monday, March 20, 3:00-5:00 PM Museum of Science, Boston
Monday, March 20, 4:30-6:00 PM West Springfield High School, West Springfield
Wednesday, March 22, 4:30-6:00 PM Tabor Academy, 66 Spring Street, Marion, MA
Tuesday, March 28, 4:30- 5:45 PM Orleans Elementary School, 46 Eldredge Parkway, Orleans, MA
Tuesday, April 4, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Attleboro High School, 100 Rathbun Willard Drive, Attleboro, MA 02703
Please register for a Regional Meeting at:https://goo.gl/forms/T4Y4zZBNN2XI8vZb2
You will receive additional information after registering.
These meetings are open to members of MSELA, invited colleagues, and others who are interested in improving and supporting PK-16 science education in Massachusetts.