ESC Region 03 Science Collaborative_Victoria

Director

Dr. Sheryl Roehl
Secondary Science Specialist/Science Collaborative Project Director
sroehl@esc3.net
361-571-4153

Abstract

The Region 3 ESC Science Collaborative will work with 31 science teachers (grades 5-12) Science Teacher Mentors (STMs) to provide a minimum of 100 hours of professional development that will stimulate the science teachers’ intellectual growth and enhance their knowledge and skills. Teachers from grades 5-8 will be the target population of the grant. The primary goal of the grant will be to enhance our science teachers’ knowledge and pedagogy so that students will improve their knowledge of and performance on Matter science concepts as outlined in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. These goals are essential for our students to be successful in a global society that has ever increasing needs for a workforce with skills in science and technology. The program will kick of the year with a week-long Summer Science Institute in June that will have the STMs learning science content related to the matter TEKS for grades 5-8 from our University professor, Dr. Ron Reese. Throughout the school year the STMs will receive additional professional development that will include West Ed Making Sense of Science: Matter training as well as Assessment for Learning training to help STMs teach the matter science TEKS for grades 5-8. The Region 3 Science Collaborative will continue to provide outreach training to a minimum of 88 Cadre Members (CMs) for a minimum of 12 hours each. Each STM will also be responsible for mentoring another teacher for a minimum of 12 hours. The program will be evaluated in a number of ways. The teacher content knowledge improvement will be measured using a pre- and post-test exam. We will also examine the impact on student performance by examining the STAAR scores of participating teachers and immersion campuses.


Administrative Team Members

NameProfessional Title
Dr. Sheryl RoehlSecondary Science Specialist

Training Events

EventDates
Summer Institute06/19/2017 - 06/23/2017
West Ed Making Sense of Science: Matter Days 1-210/27/2017 - 10/28/2017
Fall Mentoring08/15/2017 - 12/15/2017
Spring Mentoring01/02/2018 - 05/30/2018
Chemistry Science Cut-ups4/7/2018 - 4/7/2018
Share-A-Thon and Post test/survey05/19/2018 - 05/19/2018
CAST Conference11/08/2017 - 11/11/2017
NSTA on-line course work08/15/2017 - 05/30/2018
TRC Annual Meeting06/26/2018 - 06/28/2018
West Ed Making Sense of Science: Matter Day 312/9/2017 - 12/9/2017
West Ed Making Sense of Science: Matter Day 41/27/2018 - 1/27/2018
GT 30 hour training6/26/2017 - 8/11/2017
Lab Safety10/11/2017 - 10/11/2017
Hands on Body Systems6/13/2017 - 6/14/2017
BWET-- Coastal Bend Watershed Resilience Education1/13/2018 - 1/13/2018
Lead4ward Rockin Review for Science2/7/2018 - 2/7/2018