CSRA HUB

SSI CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP INSTITUTES

IN MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE


The Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) HUB will be offering a Curriculum Leadership Institute (CLI) this summer for those teachers who have the capability of being leaders in the science and mathematics education reform effort.

This program will help teachers become leaders in change. Participants who successfully complete this summer's program will be asked to participate in a follow-up program next summer. Participants who successfully complete both programs will be eligible to consult for up to 40 hours a year for the CSRA HUB. Schools from which these teacher leaders are selected will be eligible to receive funds as part of the consultant fees received for the teacher's services.

Interested applicants should contact the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center at 648-6851, ext. 3313, for an application packet. What Are Curriculum Leadership Institutes?

The purpose of the CLI is to identify the most successful teachers of mathematics and science (K-16) and provide them with special professional development experiences that prepare them to assist other teachers and schools as they revise and improve their mathematics and science instructional programs.

By "successful teachers," we mean teachers who exemplify the instructional visions outlined in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics (1991), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science for All Americans (1989), as well as similar national standard setting projects in mathematics and science, and the South Carolina Mathematics and Science Curriculum Frameworks (forthcoming). It is expected that these teachers come to the CLI with strong discipline-content backgrounds and a wealth of effective instructional strategies, as the purpose of the institute is development of leadership skills and growth of professional knowledge, not necessarily to strengthen content backgrounds.

The CLI will consist of two three-week summer experiences, which take place over two summers, along with other preliminary and follow-up activities.

What Will Be Taught In The Institutes?

Who Will Attend? How Will Teacher Leaders Be Selected For the Invitational Curriculum Leadership Institutes? What Benefits Are There for Teachers Who Participate?