What is Texas Science Education Leadership Association (TSELA)
- TSELA is an organization that provides leadership for the improvement of science instruction.
- TSELA is an organization that provides regular communication among science education leaders.
- TSELA provides support and develop solutions for common issues and interests.
- TSELA provides professional growth opportunities
How do I join TSELA?
Be part of a dynamic group of dedicated science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education and working toward the same goal—to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all students.
Our annual membership dues are $20 per year. If you need to join or renew your membership, visit the membership section on this website. You will find directions and a downloadable PDF form. If you have questions about membership, please contact our membership manager, Mary Poarch, at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
2013 TSELA Outstanding Leadership in Science Education Award.
Congratulations to Jan Wilson of Mesquite ISD for receiving our prestigious "Outstanding Leadership in Science Education" Award.Visit our awards page for more information or to nominate someone for the annual TSELA Award.
Nominations for TSELA Officers
Congratulations to Jennifer Jordan-Kaszuba of Austin for being elected as President-Elect for 2014-2015. Visit our officers page for information on how to become part of the leadership team.
Bylaws for TSELA
The most current bylaws for our organization are available online (PDF).
Next Meeting – February 21 – Austin
Join us with over 100 science educators and administrators in Austin on Friday, February 21, 2014, from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, at ESC Region XIII. Our featured speaker will be Dr. Tricia Berry of The University of Texas at Austin. Many exhibitors will also be present to show the latest curriculum and instructional programs to TSELA members. The TSELA business meeting will also address several critical issues in Texas, including graduation requirements, CTE/science course options, adoption of instructional materials, and other topics.
TSELA News Bulletins
TSELA News Bulletin, February 19, 2014 (PDF)
TSELA News Bulletin, January 30, 2014 (PDF)
TSELA News Bulletin, November 2, 2013(PDF)
TSELA News Bulletin, October 16, 2013 (PDF)
TSELA News Bulletin, September 4, 2013 (PDF)
Past Meeting – November 6 – Houston
Thanks to the 325 TSELA members who attended the annual meeting in Houston. We also had 23 vendors sponsor the meeting. All meeting materials are available at http://tinyurl.com/tsela-folder. We appreciate the keynote speakers and the panelists who shared information during our event. Visit our previous meeting pages to see the complete agenda and presentation materials from an informative and engaging day with Texas science leaders.
Latest Position Statements
Visit our news page to see two newest position statements, “Framework for K-12 Science Education” and “Scientific and Engineering Practices.”