Science Update - Harris County Department of Education

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SCIENCE UPDATE
September 1, 2004
Presented By:
Chris Castillo-Comer
Director of Science
The State of Science in Texas
Science is now a part of the accountability
system
Science has more funding for science programs
Science has had graduation requirements for
science strengthened;
There is a greater emphasis on science teaching
and learning across the state;
Partnerships are being strengthened for science
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SCIENCE: Significant Changes
Science TEKS have standardized learning and
teaching across the state.
Science TAKS has:
Mandated the teaching of Biology, chemistry
and physics learning
Increased the rigor of science courses
Increased enrollment in Physics: Texas Physics
enrollment is at an all time high: 35%. Texas ties
with Illinois and exceeds CA and NY in number of
students completing Physics classes.
The Master Science Teacher program is the first
of its kind in the nation.
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Final Rule to Add Fourth Science
Mandate to RHSP and DAP
SBOE by Aug. 1, ’07 must
determine that the Legislature has
appropriated enough money to pay
for a fourth-year mandate and that
the added requirement can be
successfully implemented.
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Entering freshmen 2007;
Graduating class of 2011
The total number of graduation credits required
under both plans remains at 24.
ATTACHMENT III--Text of Proposed New 19 TAC;
Chapter 74. Curriculum Requirements
Subchapter F. Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School
Year 2007-2008
§74.63. Recommended High School Program.
(3) Science--four credits. One credit must be a
biology credit (Biology, Advanced Placement (AP)
Biology, or International Baccalaureate (IB)
Biology). Students must choose two credits from
subparagraph (A) and one credit from
subparagraph (B) of this paragraph to complete
the science requirement.
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ATTACHMENT III--Text of Proposed New 19 TAC;
Chapter 74.
(A) A student must select two credits from the
following areas. Not more than one credit
may be chosen from each of the areas to satisfy
this requirement.
(i)Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC);
(ii)Chemistry, AP Chemistry, or IB Chemistry;
and
(iii)Physics, Principles of Technology I,
AP Physics, or IB Physics.
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ATTACHMENT III--Proposed New 19 TAC; Chap 74
(B)After successful completion of a biology course
and two credits from IPC, a chemistry course,
and/or a physics course,
a student may select the fourth required credit from
any of the following courses:
(i) Geology, Meteorology, and
Oceanography (GMO);
(ii) Environmental Systems;
(iii) Aquatic Science;
(iv) Astronomy;
(v) Anatomy and Physiology of Human Systems;
(vi) AP/IB Biology;
(vii)Chemistry, AP/IB Chemistry;
(viii)Physics, AP/IB Physics;
(ix) AP/IB Environmental Science; and
(x) Scientific Research and Design.
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Response to Public Commentary:
The number of responses who favored a fourth year of science
was gratifying.
Many schools will not see an increase in costs when
implementing the four years of science.
Schools will have at least three years to plan for the changes
and recent rigorous expectations have already hastened
schools to increase laboratory facilities throughout the state.
The majority of the science courses that will be needed for the
fourth credit can be taught by teachers with a composite
science certification.
Most schools have adequate staff with these certification
requirements already in place.
In addition, most of the science courses needed for the fourth
credit will not require a laboratory setting and can be taught in
regular classrooms.
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DEMOGRAPICS AND TRENDS:
Why science is important
Texas Demographics
Persons Per Square Mile
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Texas Demographic Trends
 Increasing population:
–
–
–
–
–
1990 (16, 986,335)
2000 (20,851,820)
Estimate for 2030 (33,912,528)
Numerical Increase: 3,865,485
Percent Increase: 22.8%
 Aging Population (Median Age 35 to 38 by
2020)
 How did we get all of these people?
– 23% International Migration
– 19% Domestic Migration
– 58% Natural Increase
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Increased Urbanization
41% of the population of Texas
lives in 4 counties on 1.8% of the
dry land.
50% of the population of Texas
lives in 7 counties on 3.2% of the
dry land.
80% of the population of Texas
lives in 40 counties on 15% of the
dry land.
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Changing Ethnicities: Texas
Anglo
1990 2000 2030
60.7 54.6 36.4
Black
11.7
Hispanic
25.5 31.0 46.2
Other
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11.4
3.1
9.5
7.9
How We Did Overall
Science
Science
TAKS
Met
Standard
Commended
Performance
Grade 5
20032004
74%83%
69%
20032004
4%16%
Grade 10
69%76%
64%
2%4%
Grade 11
67%85%
2%5%
’04 Statewide results are preliminary
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The Personal Graduation Plan
By Law, A High School
Personal Graduation Plan Must….
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Identify educational goals for student
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Include diagnostic information, monitoring
& intervention
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Include intensive instruction
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Provide innovative methods to promote
student’s advancement
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Address participation of parent
TEC 28.0212, SB 1108, 2003
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Schools must develop interventions for students
who need a Personal Graduation Plan (PGP)
because of their performance
in science…
TEC 28.0212 ..develop and administer
a PGP to each student enrolled in MS
or HS who:
– (1) does not perform satisfactorily on
TAKS
– (2) is not likely to receive a HS diploma
before the fifth school year following the
student’s enrollment in grade level nine
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Science Class Enrollment
Course
IPC
Biology
1997
154,351
241,431
2003
282,755
345,474
% Change
+83%
+24%
Chemistry
Physics
GMO
118,094
40,151
0
218,812
83,683
6,079
+85%
+108%
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0
16,696
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Anatomy &
Physiology
19,918
14,776
-35%
Astronomy
Aquatic Science
3,666
0
4,881
9,218
+33%
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Environmental
Systems
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Trends in Science Course
Enrollment
‘00-01
‘01-02
’02-’03
246,160
255,094
345,474
AP Biology
11,146
10,459
11,058
Chemistry
150,708
161,182
218,812
AP Chemistry
6,213
6,226
6,869
Physics
66,213
76,471
83,683
AP Physics B
4,200
4,443
4,983
AP Physics C
1,476
1,664
1,918
191,730
195,663
282,755
GMO
6,912
5,507
6,079
Environmental Systems
19,178
14,856
16,696
AP Environmental
Science
1,696
1,270
1,972
Course Completions
Biology
IPC
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Thousands
Three-Year 157,420 Increase:
Largest in Texas History
500
Target
Actual
2005
2010
400
300
200 157,420
100
0
2000
2015
Texas Students Enrolled in Higher Education
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88,000+ More Students Enrolled
at Two-Year Colleges
Health-Related
1%
Two-Year
College
37%
University
56%
6%
Independent
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 Two-year
colleges
enrolled 56%
of the
increased
number of
students
2005 Hispanic Target
Remains a Challenge
2003 Progress
To Reach 2005 Target
120,000
100,000
80,000
48,041
60,000
40,000
56,159
54,565
20,000
23,748
0
White
Hispanic
Black
* Asians are not targeted in the plan.
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The percent of students entering from public
high schools has remained steady.
120,000
100,000
86,962
(44.1%)
88,592
(43.6%)
92,510
94,849
(43.4%)
(44.1%)
99,541
(44.2%)
105,636
(44.4%)
80,000
Percent of
Graduating
Class
60,000
40,000
20,000
0
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
Large increases in the percent of entering
students with the Recommended or Above Curriculum
120,000
100,000
86,962
88,592
92,510
94,849
99,541
105,636
80,000
78%
60,000
73%
65%
40,000
55%
53%
53%
20,000
0
1998
1999
2000
2001
Recommended & Above
2002
Regular
2003
Texas sends fewer students to higher
education compared to other states.
100%
80%
60%
40%
54%
48% 47%
43% 42% 40%
34% 31% 31%
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Economically Disadvantaged Students are Less
Likely to Enroll in Higher Education
100%
80%
67%
60%
60%
48%
40%
35%
66%
47%
40%
41%
20%
0%
White
Black
Hispanic
Non Economically Disadvantaged
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Asian
Economically Disadvantaged
What’s Hard to Hear
 Most science teaching is ineffective in K-12
 Most students are not learning much science
 Teaching and learning science is hard
 It does not have a mechanical component like
math and reading
 Most curriculum materials are not research based
and do not help teachers teach or students learn
 Only about 1000 hours are available to teach science
K-12: 50 hrs/yr in K-5, 100 hrs/yr in 6-12
--Dr. Nelson, Former Astronaut and Director of AAAS
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THE SCIENCE INITIATIVE:
What it will bring?
Texas Science Initiative
Middle School Science
TAKS at Grade 8
Master Teacher
Program
SBEC
UT Dept of Ed
Science
Diagnostics
Regional
Collaboratives
After School
Grants (LEP)
IPC Materials
Grants
State Partnership
Activities
Region 12
SEDL
TAMU
Teacher Quality
Grants
Strands PDAs
THECB
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Sci Mentor
Academies
AKA TEXTEAMS
Girlstart
Governor's Science Initiative
(% Activity Expended on Each Goal)
Goal 1
28%
Goal 4
29%
Goal 2
14%
Goal 3
29%
Goal 1: Develop and Implement Training for MSTs
Goal 2: Improve the Quality of Science Instructional Materials
Goal 3: Create Better Standards for Science Education
Goal 4: Eliminate Student Performance Gaps in Science
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Governor's Science Initiative
(Funds Budgeted by Activity)
$5,600,000
$900,000
$500,000
$200,000
Science Diagnostics
Girlstart Digital Detectives
Master Science Teacher
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$500,000
$650,000
$800,000
$100,000
Teacher Quality Grants
State Partnership
Regional Collaboratives
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Strands PD
IPC Materials
New Middle School TAKS Grade 8
Information Booklets
now on TEA website:
Middle school
Grade 8
 New Objectives and TEKS that
will target by the Middle School
TAKS at Grade 8
 Periodic Table and simple
formulas
 Conversions for reference
 TEST Framework included
 New Testing Calendar: Science
8 on Wed.
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Master Science Teacher Certification
Includes $5,000 stipend
Program goals:
Recruit, train and mentor science teachers;
Bring teachers together with scientists, mathematicians
and engineers to enhance subject matter knowledge and
teaching skills;
Develop more rigorous curricula, aligned with
challenging state and local standards, and consistent
with post secondary expectations;
Effectively integrate technology into the classroom
 MST Rules will be set by the Commissioner
SBEC will administer the program
LEVELS: EC-4; 4-8; 8-12
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NEW!
$200,000 Grants for STRANDS
Project and Texas Parks and Wildlife
“PARK-NERSHIPS” Project
SEDL Contract: Haidee Williams
RFP’s to go out mid-November ‘05
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Teacher Quality Grants
 Joint effort between TEA and the Texas Higher
Education Coordinating Board, with two types of
awards for 2004-2005.
 Type A Teacher Quality grants are awards for up
to $300,000 for the development of uniform,
teacher training modules for the mathematics and
science courses for teachers of grades 6 – 12.
 A total of 6 awards (for a total of $3.6 million) for
partnerships to develop each of the science
modules: Middle School Science Parts I (grades
6-7) and II (Grade 8); Biology, Chemistry,
Physics, and IPC.
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Science Teacher Quality Module Development
Type A Grant Recipients:
GRADE 6-7 MODULE:
Dr. Sandra West
Texas State University
601 University Dr
San Marcos, TX 78666
PH: 512-245-3360
FAX: 512-245-8713
[email protected]
GRADE 8 MODULE:
Dr. Linda Hodges
University of North
Texas
P O Box 305280
Denton, TX 76203-5280
Ph: 940-565-4450
Fax: 940-565-4425
[email protected]
IPC MODULE:
Dr. Andrea Foster
University of Houston
COE - Dept of Curr
256 Farish Hall
Houston, Tx77204-5027
PH: 713-743-4951
FAX: 713-743-4951
[email protected]
BIOLOGY MODULE:
Dr. Molly Weinburgh
Texas Christian University
Box 297920
Fort Worth, TX 76129
PH: 817-257-6115
FAX: 817-257-5525
[email protected]
CHEMISTRY MODULE:
Dr. Bob Blake
Texas Tech University
MS 1061Dept. of Chemistry
and Biochemistry
2607 20th St.
Lubbock, TX 79410
PH: 806-742-4200
FAX: 806-742-1289
[email protected]
PHYSICS MODULE:
Dr. Jim Barifaldi
University of Texas
Science Education Center
SZB 340
Austin, TX 78712-1294
PH: 512-471-9460
FAX: 512-471-9244
[email protected]/jbeily
These initial versions of the science modules were due to the SBOE
for review and approval by May 31, 2004, as called for by the Request
for Proposal (RFP) from the Joint TEA/THECB Committee, and as
called for by the Joint Plan submitted to the Governor’s Office and the
Legislative Budget Board in 2003.
This very short timeline also called for adjustments and refinements
to the materials to be made by August, 2004. Many have had the
opportunity to preview these initial versions and each science module
covers in the TEKS for its particular grade level and subject area.
I also expect that these teacher training materials will be of significant
assistance to science teachers and school districts as they prepare to
meet the requirements of the NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT, by helping
to ensure that all teachers are highly qualified by the end of the 20052006 school year.
Finally, the subsequent use of the modules as training materials for
science teachers across the state will be a joint effort by colleges and
universities, school districts, and region service centers.
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UT-Arlington
Dr. Judy Reinhartz
817.272.2187
UT-Brownsville
Dr. Rey Ramirez
956.982.0201
Region XII-Waco
Marc Curliss
254.297.1115
Region XVI-Amarillo
Susan Smith
806.677.5173
Rice University
Houston-Aldine
I.S.D.
Bethune Academy in
Dr. Wallace Dominey
713.348.5461
Texas A&M Corpus
Christi Premont
I.S.D.
Sheryl Roehl
361.825.5415
Region VIII-Mt.
Pleasant
Dale McCurdy903.575.2675
Galveston County
UTMB – Educational
Outreach Facility
Dr. Marguerite
Sognier
409.772.7974
North Central Texas
College-Gainesville
Lisa Bellows
940.668.7731 x 346
Region XIII-Austin
Haidee Williams
512.919.5359
Region XII-Waco
Midway I.S.D.
Marc Curliss
254.297.1115
UNT
Dr. James Roberts
940.565.3281
Region XIV-Abilene
Gaile Thompson
325.675.8667
UT-Pan American
Dr. John McBride
956.381.3409
Region VII-Kilgore
Donna Wise
903.988.6772
TexarkanaRedwater HS
Dr. David Allard
903.223.3131
Region IX-Wichita
Falls
Leslie Patrick
940.322.6928 x 340
UT-DallasRichardson
Dr. Homer
Montgomery
972.883.2480
Region XVIILubbock
Sheryl Meskin
806.792.5468 x 707
San Antonio-OLLU
Peggy Carnahan
210.434.6711 x
2743
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Abilene Christian University-Chemistry
Blinn College-Grade 8
Jarvis Christian College-Gr. 6&7
Lamar University-Biology
Our Lady of the Lake University-Physics; Chemistry
Rice University-Gr. 6&7
Texas A&M University, Commerce-Chemistry
Texas A&M University-Texarkana-IPC
Texas Christian University-Biology
Texas State University-Gr. 6&7
Texas Tech University-Chemistry
Texas Wesleyan University-Gr. 6&7
University of Houston-Victoria-IPC; Gr. 6&7
University of North Texas-Gr. 6&7;Gr. 8;Physics
University of Texas at Arlington-Physics
University of Texas at Dallas-Gr. 6&-7; IPC
University of Texas at Tyler-Gr. 6&7
University of Texas-Pan American-Physics
University of the Incarnate Word-Gr. 8;IPC
Wayland Baptist University-IPC
Type B
Grants
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Example of class summary report teachers can create after administering a
diagnostic to students. Report summarizes individual student performance by
Science strand and aggregate class performance
The Texas Science Portal
And Diagnostic has been funded!
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GirlStart Program
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 Encourage females to take rigorous science
courses that will lead to science careers
 Provide professional development for preservice and in-service teachers and provide
technology to support improved science
instruction…
– 400-500 In-service Teacher Training at:
• CAST and 3 area Mini-casts
– 400-500 Pre-service Teacher Training at:
• San Antonio, Dallas, El Paso, and
Houston areas in cooperation with IHE
• Service to children at 10 statewide
events
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Teacher Quality Grants for Elementary Teachers
through the Texas Regional Collaboratives:
2.2 Million Dollars
20 Area Trainings:
Elementary
Workshops
Bridging II TAKS
Module 2:
Tools to Teach
Science
Professional Development Academies for
Elementary Teachers
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University of Texas
Charles A. Dana Center
 NEW! TEA SCIENCE Funding $1.9 Million
 TEXTEAMS ACADEMIES FOR HIGH SCHOOLS
ACROSS THE STATE
Target-Students not successful at:
• TAKS Exit Level
• TAKS Grade 10
• Science classes needed for graduation
Trainers: Donna Wise: IPC
• Lisa Duvall: Biology
 MS TAKS Chart and Formula Chart at CAST
• Also will unveil MS TEKS Charts
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MEETING CHALLENGES:
How to improve
Available from TEA:
TAKS Science Information Booklets
TEKS Science in English and Spanish
TAK Science released tests
TAKS science item analysis
Science Study Guides:
Grade 10 and Grade 11
Guidelines for Field Experiences Brochure
Science and the Counselor
High School
Middle School
Latest Science TAKS PowerPoint K-12
Data and Analysis
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Revised Information Booklets now on
TEA website:
 New samples are included that
were reviewed by teacher
committees
 Revisions to clarify TAKS
process
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.
assessment/taks/booklets/index.html
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TAKS Released tests
Now available online at:
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.
assessment/resources/release/taks
/index.html
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Online TAKS tests and
State Item Analysis
 Now available at:
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.
assessment/resources/release/index.
html#2003
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TAKS Scale Score Reports
Now available online at:
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/
student.assessment/scoring/
convtables/2004/index.html
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Resources to Explore:
Science Grade 11 Exit
Level Benchmarking items
TRACK PROJECT:
http://www.telecampus.utsystem
.edu/ecea/ecea1.htm
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Recommended Science Resources
www.texassciencecenter.org
Available from the Texas Science
Center:
 PASS Charts for Elementary and
 Exit Levels
 Bridging II TAKS Module 1:Light
and Optical Systems, Grades K-8
 Bridging II TAKS Module 2: Tools
to Teach, Grades K-5
 Science Traveler On-line
Physics Tutorial
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TAKS PHYSICS Science Traveler
Exit TAKS Objective 5-
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University of Texas
Charles A. Dana
Center
 SCIENCE TEKS TOOLKIT
 TEXAS SAFETY STANDARDS:
Training and Manual
 SCIENCE FACILITIES STANDARDS:
Training and Manual
 TEXTEAMS Institutes: IPC, Biology, Chemistry,
Physics, GMO
 TEKS Strands Foldout Charts
 TAKS Charts and Formula Chart
 Elementary Assessments Training
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Resources to Explore
Safety and Facility Resources:
Also available online:
www.tenet.edu/teks/science/safety
These National Science Documents help to
understand the content that is contained in the TEKS.
Library Resources:
www.aaas.org
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www.nsta.org
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PAEMST ‘05
www.paemst.org
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Please nominate
excellent teachers: CComer
Grades 7-12 mathematics/science
STATE
FINALISTS ‘03
Bruce Hartman
Johnston M.S.
Houston, TX 77096
Lollie Garay
Redd School
Houston, TX 77069
Gail Bromiley-McGee
DeBakey H.S.
Houston, TX 77021
‘04 Elementary
State Finalists
Kay Stanson
Mimi Hafferty
Lorna
Sanderson
Secondary Teachers Apply for ‘05 At:
www.nsf.gov/PA
Web Site Interaction
www.ed.gov/inits/mathscience
★Math Summit 2/6/03
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★Papers,
Webcast, PowerPoint
★Teacher
Professional
Development Action Plan
★ Public Engagement Campaign
★Science Summit 3/16/04
★Papers,
Webcast, PowerPoint
★www.vodium.com/goto/doed/s
ciencesummit
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High School Initiative
★
October 8th Summit
★Webcast
★Web
of speeches
versions of issues papers
★Web
versions of transcripts of
afternoon session
★www.vodium.com/mediapod/ed/hi
gh_school_leadership/
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Regional Meetings
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Technical Assistance Corps
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CareerVoyages.gov
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Goals of High School Initiative
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Setting high expectations and
accountability for results;
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Creating options and engaging
students;
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Fostering world-quality teaching and
school leadership; and
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Making smooth transitions into
postsecondary education, training,
and careers.
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Director of Science
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[email protected]
512-463-9556
www.tea.state.tx.us/curriculum/science