Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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Principles for Principals

A video workshop on math and science education for K-12 principals; 8 one-hour video programs, workshop guide, and Web site; graduate credit available

Designed by and for principals working to improve student achievement in mathematics and science, this workshop addresses the specific issues faced by administrators. Filmed in schools from Maine to California, this workshop helps principals understand and use recent research on math and science education practices. The programs describe the impact of state and national standards, discuss varied approaches to teaching and learning math and science, show new curricula in use, and compare effective models of professional development for teachers and principals.

**** NOTE: This series is no longer being distributed by Annenberg Learner. Please visit our Discontinued Series page for contact information for the series producer. Please note that the series producer may not be distributing the series if rights to the original material was not able be renewed.

Produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in partnership with the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. 1999.

Closed Caption     ISBN: 1-57680-165-9

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Individual Program Descriptions
Individual Program Descriptions

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. Go to this unit.

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. Go to this unit.

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.



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