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New STEM PD program targets admins

By Laura Devaney
March 4th, 2015

New initiative helps school leaders adjust to changes in STEM instruction based on the NGSS

STEM-nstaWith a $500,000 commitment from Chevron, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has launched a new initiative to support school administrators as they work to strengthen teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects.

The Chevron-supported NSTA Administrators Initiative will include face-to-face professional development opportunities, coupled with a suite of resources developed especially for school and district leaders that will build knowledge and understanding of science and engineering practices, a key component of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

The program is geared for principals and vice principals as well as district leaders who provide instructional coaching for teachers.

“Teachers across the country are making important shifts in their instruction based on what research tells us about how students learn,” said Juliana Texley, NSTA President. “It’s critical that administrators understand these changes and can work together with teachers to support high-quality instruction in STEM subjects. We are pleased to have the support of Chevron to work with administrators on this effort.”

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