3:00 PM15:00

Elementary Science Meeting

Please join us for the next meeting of the Elementary Working group to be held on Tuesday, June 5th from 3 - 5 pm in room 217 at the Newton Public Schools Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, Newton 02460.

Parking is on the Crafts Street side which is on the opposite side from Walnut Street - there is a large parking lot.

Enter the building through the door on the right side, when facing the building while standing in the lot.

When you enter the building you are on the second floor - follow the hall until you come to room 217.

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.

Please  RSVP on this form.

We are looking forward to our continued work together.

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2:30 PM14:30

Elementary Science Working Group

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.


MSELA Elementary Science Meeting April 10, 2018

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.

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7:00 AM07:00

MSELA Annual Science Leadership Conference

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

Register Here

Space is limited!

Registration Fee

Early bird (before 9/25) – $95

Regular (9/26-10/13) – $110

At the door - $120

Information Sessions

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

Carolina Biological

Cengage/National Geographic

Discovery Education



Massachusetts Envirothon



and more....


Register for Conference here

Registration includes

MSELA Annual Membership Dues

Entrance to All Sessions and Exhibit Hall

Continental Breakfast

Keynote and Awards Luncheon


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1:00 PM13:00

March for Science - Boston

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)


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to Apr 4

Regional Networking Meetings

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.


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