Sunday, July 28 – Friday, August 2, 2013
Join us and our team of hand-picked faculty members for the 2013 International K-12 Science Education Institute for Leadership Development and Strategic Planning. This summer, leadership teams representing schools, districts and regions eager to advance science education reform will gather just outside of Washington, DC. Once assembled they will spend one week in rigorous seminars and intensive planning sessions, gathering the tools they need to revitalize their science education programs at home. Teams will leave with a drafted five year strategic plan to serve as their road map moving forward.
Where will you be?
Ideally, leadership teams consist of five individuals:
We have negotiated a special rate for Institute participants to stay at the Westin Alexandria. Be sure to book no later than June 25, 2013 to receive the negotiated rate of $159/night.
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Tel: (703) 253-8600
Please reference the “2013 Smithsonian Science Education Institute” room block when calling to make your reservations OR use the online registration link.
The Smithsonian Science Education Center (formerly National Science Resources Center) was founded in 1985 to improve the K-12 teaching and learning of science for all students. The 75+ Science Education Institutes held since then guide school district leadership teams through the development of a five-year strategic plan. This plan incorporates research and best practices on implementing hands-on, inquiry-centered science programs in a systemic and sustainable way from kindergarten to twelfth grade.
Here is what some of last year's participants had to say about our program...
Registration is $1,200 per person or $6,000 per 5-person team and includes the cost of materials and presenters as well as breakfast and lunch daily. Transportation and lodging expenses are not included.
If you are looking for grant opportunities to help offset the cost of attending this institute, please see our list of potential opportunities here.
To learn more about this program and others offered by the Smithsonian Science Education Center, please contact Katie Gainsback at firstname.lastname@example.org or by 202.633.2960.