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Ellisha T. Newton, M. Ed.

Teacher
Spring Independent School District
Participates in 1 Session

Growing up, Ellisha Newton, M. Ed., was nurtured by a family which included many educators. Her love for Science began in 6th Grade with her exciting Science teacher, Mrs. Gloria Williams and fueled more by her amazing 7th grade Science teacher, Ms. Sylvia Butler. The fire to educate others and guide them toward success is attributed to these wonderful people. Her passion is empowering youth and adult learners to reach their personal and professional goals.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dillard University in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Kindergarten and a Master of Science from Southern University and A & M College in Educational Administration and Supervision. She is working to complete a Doctorate in Education in Educational Administration.

During the summer of 1997, she received certification in S.T.E.M. from CSTEM at the Southern University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, there she learned Project WET, Project WILD and Project Learning Tree among other curricula and facilitation of project based collaborative small group learning experiences. Mrs. Newton’s other certifications include Dyslexia Intervention Teacher, English as a Second Language Teacher, Technology, Gifted and Talented Teacher and Principalship. She is a certified Facilitator for Project Learning Tree in Texas, has attended training at NASA for educators and was a HULINC/Rice University S.T.E.M. trainer for teachers across the city of Houston. 

Mrs. Newton has had many roles in Education in her 25 year tenure which include Doctoral Fellow, Adjunct Professor, Principal Internship Supervisor at Texas Southern University, elementary Technology Specialist, elementary Director/Principal, Site Coordinator and Titles 1-5 Director, Curriculum Writer and Districtwide trainer for Technology courses from which teacher participants received Gold Standard professional development credit.

She has taught many subjects in grade levels from Pre - Kindergarten-Adults. She has taught all subjects in elementary and middle school and has specialized in teaching and individualizing instruction in middle school Mathematics, Science, English/Language Arts Reading, and Writing. She serves as a mentor for youth and novice teachers.

She served as a Districtwide Instructional Coordinator for Science where she and Teacher Leaders instilled the love for learning through Science, Writing and Literacy in their Pre-Kindergarten-8th Graders. She serves as a Region 4 Science Leadership Collaborative Member. She mentors Science Educators and impacts change in curriculum and awareness of Science for girls and minorities. Mrs. Newton serves as a Space Exploration Educator Crew (SEEC) Member. She presented her “Year in Space”, her knowledge of Space Exploration Education that she shared with educators, parents and students at the Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC) at Space Center Houston.

In 2020, Mrs. Newton completed a summer institute with Rice University Tapia Center/Exxon Mobil and a Children’s Environmental Education Foundation Summer Institute where she wrote interdisciplinary plans to share with colleagues, students and community members.

She facilitated two sessions at the Spring Independent School District EdCamp Unconference entitled Culturally Responsive Proficiency in Teaching and Big Ideas in Sustainability. She presented Big Ideas of Sustainability at the Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators Lift Every Voice: Leading & Teaching through Pandemics Mini Conference. She served as the first Bright Spot Speaker for the Teachers’ Environmental Leadership Series created by the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation to explore sustainability through the lens of the environment, equity and economics.

Educators from Connecticut, New York, Texas and Georgia attended Mrs. Newton’s Bright Spot Speaker presentation where she modeled K-12 best practices to leverage Environmental Integrity, Social Equity and Economic Vitality (the 3E’s) into their virtual, hybrid, or in-person classrooms. Participants walked away from her session with ready-to-use student activities focusing on the foundations of sustainability. 

Ellisha Newton, M. Ed.’s Biography

Sessions in which Ellisha T. Newton, M. Ed. participates

Saturday 6 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
10:30 AM

Sessions in which Ellisha T. Newton, M. Ed. attends

Thursday 4 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
8:15 AM
8:15 AM CST - 9:15 AM CST | 1 hour
Keynote

Dr. Kjell N. Lindgren was selected by NASA in 2009. He spent most of his childhood abroad and returned to the U.S. to complete his education and earn a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Colorado. He is board certified in emergency and aerospace medicine. After serving as the Deputy Crew Surgeon for STS-130 and Expedition 24, he was selected as an astronaut in June 2009 as one of 14 members of the 20th NASA astronaut class. Dr. Lindgren flew on Expedition 44/45 and logged 141 days i...

11:30 AM
11:30 AM CST - 12:30 PM CST | 1 hour
Panel

Friday 5 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
8:00 AM
8:00 AM CST - 9:00 AM CST | 1 hour
Keynote

How did we get here from the Big Bang? Astronomers, geologists, and biologists all look back in time to work out the picture. I will show the history of the universe from the Big Bang to now, and how we found out. I will show the basic forces leading to complexity, from hurricanes to life. And how far can we go? That depends on our ingenuity, and on what Nature gives us to work with. Let’s get on with it!John C. MatherDr. Mather is the Senior Proje...

11:45 AM
12:45 PM
12:45 PM CST - 1:45 PM CST | 1 hour
Panel
6:00 PM
6:00 PM CST - 10:00 PM CST | 4 hours
Community EngagementSEEC Virtual Banquet

A highlight of SEEC is the Friday evening banquet, and this year will be no exception. The evening will kick off with a heartfelt welcome and thank you to all organizers, presenters, and participants. This will be followed by the announcement of the Cherri Brinley Outstanding Educator Award. The evening’s celebrations will continue in special Virtual Lounges where guests can mingle, chat and try their hand at our offerings. Be sure to pop in and out of any lounges to enjoy all the amazing act...

Saturday 6 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)