Teachers at the Frontline of Reform
A discussion about initiatives to implement
the National Science Education Standards
Hosted by Glynis McCray
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Teacher's Lounge to discuss these projects!
While the challenge to improve science education must be met by all Americans,
teachers act as the primary motivators, conduits of information, and assessors
of knowledge, making them the single most important element in the education
of our children. This critical role is reflected in the emphasis placed upon teachers
in the reforms outlined in the National Research Council's
National Science Education Standards.
This discussion provides an examination of five projects that offer strategies
to improve secondary school science education based on these standards.
About the National Science Education Standards and other Reform Programs
- Science Teaching Standards
NSTA's Scope, Sequence & Coordination
Addressing what science teachers should know, understand and be able to do
- Standards for Professional Development
The Woodrow Wilson National Leadership Program for
Addressing the professional development of what teachers know
and their teaching skills
- Assessment Standards
Golden State Examination Science Portfolio
Provides the basis for determining the quality of assessment practices
- Science Content Standards
NABT's "High Quality Biotechnology On a Shoestring"
Addressing what students should know, understand and be able to do in the
- Parks as Classroom
Addressing the conditions needed for a quality science program
Links to information about the science education reform initiatives in the United States