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The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS), Education Development Center (EDC) and the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) will lead a Math/Science Teacher Leadership Symposium April 29–May 3, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The symposium is being held to understand and articulate the features of high-quality mathematics and science teacher leadership programs, in an effort to decrease fragmentation across mathematics and science education, and develop recommendations for future practice and research in teacher leadership development.

The symposium is the second phase of a two-year project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Developing math/science teacher leadership: A consensus approach to evaluating program quality, and will be attended by 19 leading professionals in mathematics and science education and teacher leadership: 

  • Cynthia Apalinski, 2012 Washington Fellow, Linden Public Schools
  • Jody Bintz, Director, Professional Learning, BSCS
  • Patricia F. Campbell, Professor, Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership, University of Maryland
  • Cathy Carroll, Project Director, STEM, WestEd
  • Charles Coble, Founder, Third Mile Group, LLC
  • Danny Edelson, Executive Director, BSCS
  • Alex Fuentes, Senior Fellow, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
  • Jodie Galosy, Director, Research & Evaluation, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
  • Nicole Gillespie, Executive Director, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
  • Jill Harrison Berg, Director, Leadership Support and Organizational Learning, Teachers21
  • Michael Lach, Director, STEM Policy and Strategic Initiatives, University of Chicago
  • Carolyn Landel, Managing Director, The Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin
  • Barbara Miller, Vice President and Associate Director, Learning and Teaching Division, Education Development Center, Inc.
  • Audrey Mohan, Research Scientist, BSCS
  • Lindsey Mohan, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin
  • Susan Mundry, Director, Learning Innovations, WestEd
  • Joan Pasley, Vice President, Horizon Research, Inc.
  • Misty Sato, Associate Professor, Teacher Development and Science Education, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

The project will produce critical guidance for the design of teacher leadership development programs that is grounded in scholarship and exemplary practice and that represents consensus among leaders in the field. Symposium proceedings will be available to the public in the fall of 2016 and a final report will be published in the spring of 2017.

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