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1 Washington State’s Story of Building Capacity for Next Generation Science Standards NGSS Annual Network Meeting for State Leadership Teams & National Partners February 18 – 19, 2014 Atlanta, GA

2 Ellen Ebert, PhD Science Director, Teaching & Learning, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Washington State NGSS Lead Peggy Willcuts, EdD STEM Education Outreach, Office of STEM Education Pacific Northwest Nat’l Laboratory Co-Director of SE LASER Alliance

3 Agenda for Presentation o Six conditions for Building Leadership Capacity – initial discussion o Washington State LASER’s story then and now o NGSS Timeline for Washington State o Closing discussion Q&A

4 Six Conditions for Building Leadership Capacity Six ConditionsYour State Is mutually beneficial to all parties; interests of each group are attended to Operates through shared governance & decision-making Involves equitable sharing of financial and material resources & project benefits Looks out for and works against power differentials that may be operating (e.g., between university and community / school participants) Leverages diverse expertise of the team to create productive learning opportunities Fosters continuous communication to build capacity and trust

5 HISTORICAL TIMELINE… Prior to 1999: – Some NSF grants – School improvement efforts – no science – Culture of sharing and working together – Needed a model – National Science Resources Center/LASER 1999: – Launch of Washington State LASER – Yearly Strategic Planning Institutes

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8 LASER Model Pushes for Regional Capacity Building  Build upon 9 Education Service Districts  296 school districts – many small  Engage in vision building  Help build resources and support (time, treasure, talent)

9 Insert LASER map OLYMPIC LASER ALLIANCE NE LASER ALLIANCE SC LASER ALLIANCE NC LASER ALLIANCE SW LASER ALLIANCE SS LASER ALLIANCE M2H LASER ALLIANCE SE LASER ALLIANCE NW LASER ALLIANCE NS LASER ALLIANCE

10 Building a Team From all Stakeholder Groups Business K-12 Education Higher Education Informal Science Parents & Community

11 Distributed Leadership with Key Stewards Technical Assistance for School Improvement Efforts Grassroots to Key Influencers Mixed Funding Partnerships Alliance/Hub Concept NSF-funded Implementation and Dissemination Center Models Scaling Up Strategies

12 Strategy – “Invest upstream for downstream results.” Build the capacity of schools, districts and regions. – Build Awareness and Foster Leadership – Engage in Strategic Planning – Use a Curriculum-led Reform Strategy to Bridge the Gap Between Standards and Practice – Implement, Evaluate and Improve – Go to Scale and Sustain Washington State LASER Then and Now…

13 Washington State LASER - The Convener… – Of schools and school districts Strategic Planning Institute STEM Education Leadership Institute – Of key science leaders across all ten LASER Alliances AND Regional Science Coordinators (ESDs) Science Partnership Academies

14 Always using the same formula again and again… – Hearing from Experts – Reading the Research – Conversing Collegially – Building Action Plans

15 NGSS – a new innovation! – Turn to our trusted model Study the Framework together Study the NGSS – Begin to build capacity Create “Awareness of NGSS” Presentations for Stakeholder Groups Create “Action Plan” for Regional Alliance Lots of “boots on the ground” using a trusted model of regional impact to expand leadership capacity! Deep Dives BC4NGSS

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17 Six Conditions for Building Leadership Capacity Six ConditionsWashington State Is mutually beneficial to all parties; interests of each group are attended to Shared vision and goals Administrative and community support Longtime culture of sharing of time, treasure, and talent Operates through shared governance & decision-making Regional ESDs and then LASER Alliances/HUBS Grassroots to critical stakeholders Shared vision and goals Involves equitable sharing of financial and material resources & project benefits Using multiple investors from federal and state government, business and industry, foundations and the school districts themselves was critical. Leveraging the work of the Math/Science Partnership Grants Continuous development and sharing of professional development events, tools, and strategies. Looks out for and works against power differentials that may be operating (e.g., between university and community / school participants) Creating key partnerships that put a solid infrastructure in place allowed us to grow. Intentional focus on equity Celebrate all successes through the continuous communication efforts (First Monday , LASER E-Newsletters, Regional Science Coordinator Meetings, virtual meetings/phone conversations) Leverages diverse expertise of the team to create productive learning opportunities Creating key partnerships that put a solid infrastructure in place allowed us to grow. Use of key stakeholders to develop PD materials and key messaging tools Collaborative development of learning events (Regional Science Coordinators/LASER Alliance Directors) Fosters continuous communication to build capacity and trust Convening state events (Strategic Planning Institutes/STEM Education Leadership Institutes ) Monthly phone calls for Alliance Directors Monthly Leadership Team Calls Bi-annual Leadership Team Meetings (Steering Committee)

18 Ellen Ebert, PhD Science Director, Teaching & Learning, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Washington State NGSS Lead Peggy Willcuts, EdD STEM Education Outreach, Office of STEM Education Pacific Northwest Nat’l Laboratory Co-Director of SE LASER Alliance


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