Instructional Leadership for K-8 Science: Supervising Science in the Era of Reform

April 25, 2016, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street

Rebecca Löwenhaupt

Ass't Professor, Boston College

Rebecca Löwenhaupt

In this talk, Dr. Lowenhaupt examines instructional leadership for science, a subject currently undergoing significant reforms via the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Her interviews focused on supervision and evaluation practices and also investigated principals’ views of “good” science instruction through their observations of science classroom videos. After sharing findings from our research, Dr. Lowenhaupt will conclude with a discussion of implications and present a website and tools designed to provide resources and support for principals implementing the NGSS.