Texas Science Education 
 Leadership Association

TSELA Outstanding Leadership in Science Education Award sponsored by STEMscopes

Congratulations to our TSELA OLISE Award winner and finalists! These amazing science leaders were honored for their contributions to science education at the Annual Meeting. We are grateful to have such a strong group of leaders in TSLEA.



New TSELA Officers Elected

Congratulations to our newly elected TSELA officers! The officers will assume their new roles on June 1, 2021 and serve as Board advisors in the interim. 

   

Lisa Felske, HCDE

President-Elect

Karen Jacobs, Alief ISD

Secretary

Mandi Nelson, Grand Prairie ISD

Technology Media Officer

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TSELA Annual Meeting

The TSELA annual meeting will take place via zoom on November 3 and 4, 2020. The current schedule is from 9:00 - 1:00, with "Coffee Talk" at 8:30 AM. The Texas Education Agency will provide an update and we will hold the business meeting which will include officer elections and a vote on the proposed bylaws changes. Register today! 


We are excited to announce that Joyce Tugel and Page Keeley will provide our keynote! They will be presenting Leadership: Tools, Transition, and Transformation. These two national leaders in science education will share tools and strategies leaders have been using to transition to a new vision of science education and transform teaching and learning. Participants will interactively engage in considering implications for Texas.

Outstanding Leadership Award Nominations

Check out the Awards page for more Information

Officer Nominations

If you are attending the Annual Meeting and are interested in serving as President, or Secratary, please complete this form.

TEKS Review (10/16/20 Update)

The Science TEKS Review Process workgroups are continuing to revise the science content standards. The current workgroup is looking at the middle school standards. The SBOE changes to the high school standards and Science and Engineering Practices are now posted.

The Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs) are better aligned with the K-12 science Framework, and are not fully embedded in the content statements. Please continue to communicate with your SBOE members and also provide specific public feedback. The next proposed standards for middle school and workgroup members can be found here.

TSELA Advocacy Position Statement Related to the Science TEKS Review

This position statement was formally adopted by the TSELA Board after a member vote on July 9, 2020.

Related to the Science TEKS Review and Revision, TSELA asks that the State Board of Education (SBOE), TEA staff and members of the TEKS Review Committee consider the following:

    • TSELA recommends that standards are created by accessing research-based resources including “A Framework for K-12 Science Education.” Carefully considering integration of content, cross-cutting concepts, and science and engineering practices. Note: This may also be referred to as simply the Science Framework.
    • TSELA recommends that significant attention is given to intentional vertical and horizontal alignment within the revised TEKS.
    • TSELA recommends that adequate time is provided both for the workgroups and in the process for soliciting feedback in order to allow appropriate educator and expert engagement with the process.
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