Workshop 1. What's This All About?
The national picture for science and math education reform provides a backdrop for
principals whose responsibility is forming and articulating a collective vision. Principals
examine the implications of TIMSS, state testing, and standards, and look at authentic
student work in classrooms.
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Workshop 2. Creating Communities That Learn Together
With the goal of building learning communities that improve math and science outcomes,
this workshop shows several ways that principals can work toward including all
voices — teachers, students, parents — in a new dialogue about education reform. Go to this unit.
Workshop 3. Math/Science Skills—What's Important?
In this workshop, principals examine what teachers, college and business leaders, and parents believe students should know and be able to do to be successful in math and science. Go to this unit.
Workshop 4. Reworking the Curriculum
Principals are looking at new ways to stress authentic knowledge. This workshop
examines how new curriculum materials require both principals and teachers to show
courage, patience, and endurance.
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Workshop 5. Changing Pedagogy
Education reform in math and science implies changing teaching and learning strategies in
the classroom. Principals discuss how they can foster effective pedagogy. Go to this unit.
Workshop 6. Fostering Effective Professional Development for Teachers
Principals weigh proven professional development strategies to help teachers implement
new reform ideas. Go to this unit.
Workshop 7. Professional Development for Principals
Professional development for principals is an important tool for reform. Principals learn
that taking time for their own professional development is not taking time from their
schools. Go to this unit.
Workshop 8. Building a Plan for Reform
Principals look at ways to overcome obstacles and work toward the goal of sustained and coherent change in math and science. Go to this unit.