C&I

Curriculum and Instruction

NY ECLIPSE Event Timeline

Location: Crowne Plaza, Albany, New York


Fall 2006 - Leadership Conference: Building Awareness with Key Leaders and Stakeholders

October 25, 2006 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; October 26, 2006 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This one-day conference will help the NY ECLIPSE Leadership Teams develop a vision of effective science learning and teaching. It will also build an understanding of the educational system that is needed to support this vision. This systemic approach will help build a solid science infrastructure for the future. Through a series of interactive sessions guided by state and national leaders, participants will learn about research and best practices that support the vision, will explore models of success, and will create a district plan of action to guide future efforts in the renewal of science education. The NY ECLIPSE Leadership Teams will also receive research-based resources to enhance district planning and implementation efforts.

Products

The NY ECLIPSE Leadership Teams will:

  • receive research-based professional development resources
  • receive research materials supporting inquiry-based science curriculum and instruction
  • develop a vision of effective science education programming
  • commence the development of a plan of action to guide efforts in science renewal

Spring 2007 - Science Education Curriculum Showcase

March 21, 2007 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This event is a one-day seminar focused on introducing the NY ECLIPSE Leadership Teams to exemplary inquiry, research-based science curriculum programs. The NY ECLIPSE Leadership Teams will participate in hands-on workshop sessions that center on content and pedagogical approaches used in a variety of nationally advocated science education curriculum programs. An understanding of the three types of research-based evidence and the tools used to study the effectiveness of curriculum materials will be emphasized. These tools will provide the district and regional teams with a valuable framework and the means to review science education curriculum products to assess and renew programming in relation to state and district science standards.

Products

The NY ECLIPSE Leadership Teams will:

  • use a toolkit to critique and select optimal resources for the district’s science program
  • observe and review research-based inquiry science curriculum materials and kits

Summer 2007 - Science Education Strategic Planning Institute

June 25 – 28, 2007 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; June 29, 2007 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

In an effort to build capacity, champion, and execute, both a short-term and long-term strategic district and regional plans, the NY ECLIPSE Leadership Teams will attend an intensive 5½-day strategic planning institute. This institute will focus on the five elements essential to successfully renew science education efforts at the local level including curriculum, professional development, materials support systems, student and program assessment, and administrative and community support.

Products

The NY ECLIPSE Leadership Teams will:

  • develop district-wide, and regional strategic plans for revitalizing science education

Fall 2007 - Leadership Conference: Building Capacity with Key Leaders and Stakeholders

October 24, 2007 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; October 25, 2007 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Enlightened by current research on educational and organizational leadership, the NY ECLIPSE Leadership Teams will engage in activities that foster a better understanding of the conceptual framework necessary to support effective inquiry-centered science education programming during this one-day event. NY ECLIPSE leadership teams, equipped with strategies for managing organizational systemic and systematic change in science, will build an infrastructure with both horizontal and vertical interaction, will foster leading professional development, will monitor progress and success of science instructional and curriculum materials, and will garner support from stakeholders in the community.

Products

The NY ECLIPSE Leadership Teams will develop competency for:

  • managing educational and organizational change
  • developing capacity for leading professional development
  • monitoring progress of the program
  • sustaining support to teachers and students
  • garnering support from the community
Last Updated: May 22, 2009