ExxonMobil Foundation The Key Role of Educational Leadership in the Changing STEM Landscape

This web seminar took place on March 22, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters were Carol O’Donnell, Director of the Smithsonian Science Education Center and Amy D’Amico, Division Director of Professional Services for the Smithsonian Science Education Center.

Program abstract:
The STEM education landscape is rapidly changing with the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act and the release of the Next Generation Science Standards. In this context it is increasingly important to have informed educational leadership at all levels--from teachers to principals to district leaders and community partners—who together will ensure sustainable reform in STEM education. The Smithsonian Science Education Center has been working for over thirty years to identify strategies for growing leaders in science education. In this webinar we will share results from a recent 5-year rigorous i3 study of our Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform model and discuss the role of the instructional leader in the changing STEM landscape.

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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My Profile area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • "The data and studies were something I could take back to teachers and administrators. I liked that there were opportunities to participate."
  • "It was great to get the inquiry activities from the Smithsonian website. I will look into them and use them with my students."
  • "I enjoyed watching the videos of teachers and students describing the impact that the program had in their classrooms."
  • "Learning more about the ESSA was extremely valuable and discovering information related to a project that focused on STEM Interventions in schools was very helpful in regard to incorporating Best Practice Research in curriculum development."

Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

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