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Tuesday, November 10 • 9:50am - 11:00am
An Effective Professional Development Model for Training Science Teacher Leaders K-12

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In a new model of professional development, K-12 teachers across five school districts in the greater Boston area are working to become science teacher leaders. That is, reflective practitioners supporting their colleagues and enhancing science learning throughout their district. In year 1 of this two-year program, teachers examine best practices for science teaching, explore vertical articulation of curriculum, and develop a better understanding of the Science and Engineering Practices and NGSS at different grade levels. At the heart of the training is the sharing of videotaped lessons among teachers, who learn to observe colleagues' lessons, examine student work, and provide supportive feedback related to science content, practices, and pedagogy. Year 2 of the program is devoted to teachers taking on leadership roles in their districts that promote both their personal growth and district priorities, all while remaining in the classroom. During this session, program organizers will acquaint attendees with the model and the wide range of work that Fellows in the program are engaged in within their districts. Fellows will share their experiences in the program and share videotaped CCLS group sessions. Posters of projects conducted by year 2 Fellows will be available for viewing. K-12 classroom teachers and science administrators will all benefit from this presentation. Attendees will be given an opportunity to work together to discuss how elements of the program might be implemented in their own districts.


Dianne Rees

Director of Science K-12, Braintree Public Schools


Laura Degelmann

Wipro SEF Fellow, Linden STEAM Academy, Malden Public Schools

Arthur Eisenkraft

Director/COSMIC (Center for Science and Math in Context), UMass Boston

Tuesday November 10, 2015 9:50am - 11:00am EST
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