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Winter Seminar + Business Meeting

Join us on March 5th from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Featured Speakers

Dr. Roni Ellington, Realizing the DREAM through Access, Opportunity, and Inclusion in STEM: Moving Beyond Strategies to Unprecedented Results 

This talk provides a view of STEM education that moves beyond the current view of change from a perspective of implementing “the right” strategy to one that is transformational and requires the STEM community to examine who we are, and the internal and external shifts needed to realize the DREAM of diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM classrooms.

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Page Keeley and Joyce Tugel, Curriculum Topis Study (CTS)

CTS is a systematic professional learning process and tool that science leaders can use to inform their work and build professional knowledge with K-12 teachers as they transition to a new vision of teaching and learning. Co-authors of Science Curriculum Topic Study, Page Keeley and Joyce Tugel, will provide an overview of ways CTS can be used with the three dimensions (core ideas, practices, and crosscutting concepts) and STEM connections to build a bridge between standards & research and classroom practice. Members will engage in Q &A and discussion of ways they can use CTS to support K-12 teaching and learning in Texas schools

Curriculum Topic Study

Supporting STEM education leaders in deeply examining core ideas, practices, and crosscutting concepts is critical to supporting a new vision of science teaching and learning. The Curriculum Topic Study (CTS) process and tools link state standards, core content, research on learning, and best practices using a unique, systematic study process. This process includes 6 areas of systematic study and reflection: building content understanding; identifying concepts, core ideas, and practices; considering implications for curriculum, instruction, and formative assessment; examining research on commonly held ideas; exploring K-12 articulation and connections; and state assessment expectations. This 6-session virtual professional learning opportunity, designed for Texas science leaders, will introduce you to the new, updated CTS tools and processes that can be used in a variety of contexts to inform curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Science leaders will have opportunities to learn, practice, apply, and collaborate in a virtual community. For more information about Curriculum Topic Study, visit the web site at: curriculumtopicstudy2.org

Page Keeley, Science Education Consultant and Author and Joyce Tugel, STEM Consultant and Author, presenting

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TSELA Outstanding Leadership in Science Education Award sponsored by STEMscopes

Congratulations to our TSELA OLISE Award winners 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


Karen Jacobs, Alief ISD


Mandi Nelson, Grand Prairie ISD

Technology Media Officer

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

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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