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1 C-Elementary Science -MS Wayne Fisher Elementary Science Specialist

2 “ My mission is to help teachers be better teachers, students better students, schools better schools, and the world a better place.” Wayne Fisher, Elementary Science Specialist

3 Who Am I?

4 A few quotes…. “Teaching is about sharing, caring, and daring”. “Teaching is about sharing, caring, and daring”. “Leaders know the way, show the way and go the way”. “Leaders know the way, show the way and go the way”. “To the world you may be just one person to one person you may be the world”. “To the world you may be just one person to one person you may be the world”.

5 Something to share -- AIDA! get their Attention! get their Attention! create an Interest! create an Interest! Deliver the goods! Deliver the goods! Call for Action! Call for Action!

6 A TTENTION! Only 66.8% of our 9,210 5 th students were at grade level on the NC EOG Science in Only 66.8% of our 9,210 5 th students were at grade level on the NC EOG Science in In 27 schools, less than 50% of students were at grade level. In 27 schools, less than 50% of students were at grade level. The Superintendent’s Strategic Plan sets the bar at 80% of our students at or above grade level by The Superintendent’s Strategic Plan sets the bar at 80% of our students at or above grade level by 2010.

7 CREATE an I NTEREST Would you be interested in a way to help our students perform at grade level on the 5 th grade Science EOG while also improving writing, reading and math scores in all grades? Would you be interested in a way to help our students perform at grade level on the 5 th grade Science EOG while also improving writing, reading and math scores in all grades?

8 D ELIVER the GOODS! Research data indicate that students in schools with strong science programs show significant growth in literacy skills as well as science and math. Research data indicate that students in schools with strong science programs show significant growth in literacy skills as well as science and math. The CMS Strategic Plan 2010 includes an expectation that K5 students will receive 45 minutes of science instruction three times a week. The CMS Strategic Plan 2010 includes an expectation that K5 students will receive 45 minutes of science instruction three times a week.

9 More Goods! CMS is moving in the right direction. CMS is moving in the right direction. “Obstacles to Overcome” have been identified. “Obstacles to Overcome” have been identified. “Strategies for Success” have been recommended. “Strategies for Success” have been recommended. “Policies, Programs, Projects, People” are available to implement success strategies. “Policies, Programs, Projects, People” are available to implement success strategies.

10 My Role as the K-5 Science Guy! Catalyst for Change – Chief Cheerleader! Catalyst for Change – Chief Cheerleader! Building Science Leadership Capacity Building Science Leadership Capacity Establish a Science Leadership Corps. Establish a Science Leadership Corps. Keep a Focus on the Big Picture. Keep a Focus on the Big Picture. Develop Key Relationships Across District. Develop Key Relationships Across District. Design New Ways to Work Together. Design New Ways to Work Together.

11 Distributive Leadership Model Sensemaking – understand the context in which we are operating Sensemaking – understand the context in which we are operating Relating – develop relationships within the district Relating – develop relationships within the district Visioning – create a compelling picture of the future Visioning – create a compelling picture of the future Inventing – develop new ways to work together Inventing – develop new ways to work together

12 CALL for ACTION! Help me build leadership capacity: ensure that your lead teacher for each grade level subscribes to their science listserve. Help me build leadership capacity: ensure that your lead teacher for each grade level subscribes to their science listserve. Work with me to implement new pilot programs to excite students about learning through science. Work with me to implement new pilot programs to excite students about learning through science. Encourage your teachers to take advantage of the professional development opportunities to increase teacher and student interest in science. Encourage your teachers to take advantage of the professional development opportunities to increase teacher and student interest in science.

13 Final quotes… “Push the ones you care about, thank the ones who care enough to push”. “Push the ones you care about, thank the ones who care enough to push”. “Reach for the highest, Strive for the best, Live day by day, and to _____ leave the rest”. “Reach for the highest, Strive for the best, Live day by day, and to _____ leave the rest”. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” George Halas “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” George Halas

14 Resources! 5 th Grade 2007 Benchmark Scores for Science 5 th Grade 2007 Benchmark Scores for Science 5 th Grade 2007 Benchmark Scores for Science 5 th Grade 2007 Benchmark Scores for Science ABCs of Elementary Science in CMS ABCs of Elementary Science in CMS Improving Elementary Science Education in CMS: Identifying Issues, Suggesting Strategies, Advocating Action Improving Elementary Science Education in CMS: Identifying Issues, Suggesting Strategies, Advocating Action


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