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Science Instructional Leadership in an Era of New Standards
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This web seminar took place on February 4, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenters were Caroline Kiehle, associate director of professional development at the Center for Inquiry Science; Dr. Salvador Fernandez, principal of Inwood Intermediate School 52 in New York City; and Adaliz Gonzalez, a teacher at Inwood Intermediate School 52. In this program the presenters discussed schoolwide strategies for implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as well as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

The PowerPoint, related resources from the NSTA Learning Center, and web links from the presentation are now contained in the above resource collection. Clicking on the collection link will place it in your Learning Center, My Library, neatly organized under the My Resource Collections tab.


In this web seminar Ms. Kiehle helped participants define the challenge that principals, teachers, and other instructional leaders will face as they work to incorporate new standards into their classrooms and schools. Ms. Kiehle provided guidelines and resources for preparing to implement the standards and then putting them into practice. Participants shared their ideas and concerns about applying those strategies in their own schools. Dr. Fernandez and Ms. Gonzalez described the unique needs of their school and talked about the approach they are using to prepare their school community.


Seminar participants received an NSTA SciGuide. A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificates 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:

  • “Great web seminar! I look forward to additional web seminars, which will help us work within the NGSS and Common Core Standards.”
  • “I found the CBAM review a great idea for a tool to use at our school when working on the implementation phase.”

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




For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org



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