A TIME for Physics First in Missouri
Both university faculty and the Teacher Leaders develop an expanded range of pedagogical and leadership skills that they share with others, as they serve as resources and catalysts for reform in science education at the secondary and post-secondary institutional levels. In addition to the science teachers involved in the summer physics academies, selected teachers of mathematics from the same schools participate in a concurrent weeklong academy, and school administrators attend a three-day academy, in order to provide additional support for teachers and students as they engage in freshman physics.
Our project, currently in its third year, seeks to increase both the teaching effectiveness and leadership capacity of ninth grade physics teachers. Our professional development program, which consists of three…
This newsletter features reflections on the June summer academy by teachers, coaches, and administrators. A summary of responses from math teachers who attended a one-week parallel academy was published as a supplement to the regular August…
Curriculum materials play a key role in improving science education; however, curricula alone will not lead to enhanced student learning. Factors such as students' opportunity to learn and the way…
This article synthesizes teachers' initial views of 'teacher leadership' and the implications for professional development.
Higher Education Partners
School District Partners
- Columbia Public Schools
- North Kansas City School District
- Center School District
- Hazelwood School District
- Kirkwood School District
- Chillicothe School District
- Hickman Mills School District
- eMINTS--Missouri Virtual Instructional Program