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Welcome to the Science Leadership Network Information Page

This group was designed for coordinators, directors, and administrators who have science responsibilities and/or supervision in their buildings or districts. The purpose of the Science Leadership Network is to promote communication and collaboration between districts, facilitate problem solving, and enhance science education in our region.

February 3, 2020

October 15, 2019

June 4, 2019

April 30, 2019

October 30, 2018


May 10, 2018

February 8, 2018

November 29, 2017

May 9, 2017

January 24, 2017

This meeting focused on a regional discussion related to the possible progressions for the NYSSLS middle school performance expectations.

  • Leadership Meeting PowerPoint
  • summary memo related to the meeting outcomes can be found here.
  • Next meeting is Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 8:30 to 12:00. Please sign up using MLP. We will discuss any follow-up from our January meeting, review the plans (elementary curriculum materials program, regional professional development offerings, etc.) for the 2017-2018 school year, and discuss the two books we have been reading. To facilitate a productive discussion please read chapters 5, 6, and 7 in the Science Teacher Learning. We will also discuss the chapters we were supposed to read for our January.

November 15, 2016

May 17, 2016

January 8, 2016

  • Leadership Powerpoint
  • Meeting Notes 
    • Work Done by Attendees Captured
      • Messaging the Framework (Ch. 1-3)
      • Happy About? Wondering About? Concerns?
      • Feedback to State Ed. on NYSSLS

October 7, 2015


Materials provided for the lesson were as follows:

  • One 3 inch ball and one 1 inch ball (The relative size is important to align with the relative sizes of the Earth and moon. The Earth's diameter is approximately 3.6 times greater than the moon's diameter). I also included a string that was approximately 90 inches in length to represent the properly scaled distance between the moon and Earth.
  • Long and short toothpicks
  • Flashlight
  • Various color paper, scissors, glue

The next Science Leadership Network meeting will be held on January 8, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Click here to sign up in MLP   
Science Leadership Meeting Minutes 4.15.15
Science Leadership Meeting - NYSLS PowerPoint 4-15-2015
NYS Strategic Plan for Science-Jan2015
NEWS-NYS Strategic Plan for Science-Jan2015

Science Leadership Meeting Minutes 1.20.15
Link to Stratgeic Plan
Massachusetts Science Standards  plan   draft
NGSS page


Science Leadership Minutes 11.14.13
Presentation from 11-14-13 Meeting
PowerPoint Disciplinary Literacy 11.14.13
Science Literacy Standards handout 11.14.13
Reading in Science handout 11.14.13
Resources for Informational Texts in Science handout 11.14.13

If you wish to join this group, please contact Christopher Leece at 315-433-2671 or by email:






PO Box 4754
Syracuse, NY 13221
Phone: (315) 433-2600

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