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Science Leadership for Standards Implementation

Building Administrative Leadership to Support Highly Effective Science Programs
For administrators K-12
With generous support from the Kentucky Department of Education, there is no cost to attend.

6 locations to choose from
25 hours of EILA credit

Make an impact on student learning by preparing your science program for the release of the revised KAS for Science this spring.

What can you do NOW to put essential elements in place to support effective standards implementation?

District and building level administrators play a key role in promoting an effective science program for all students. Effective leaders provide the support necessary for the science classroom teacher to lead effective implementation of the KAS for Science.

  • What can I do as an administrator to support classroom teachers and all students in experiencing effective science instruction?
  • What needs to go into a local plan to move the school and/or district science program forward?
  • What are the attributes of effective curriculum materials?
  • How can I support my staff with standards implementation?
Join Dr. Kim Zeidler-Watters and Patti Works as they lead this statewide initiative generously supported by the Kentucky Department of Education. This program will develop administrative leadership at the district and school level for those responsible for policies, both informal and formal, that are essential for effective implementation of the KAS for Science. PIMSER science facilitators are currently working on a national level to bring the best in science education back to Kentucky. They have thousands of hours of studying and applying the standards including work through the National Science Teaching Association Sensemaking Cadre, the Equip Science Peer Review Panel, BSCS STeLLA, and leading local, state and national presentations on how to implement standards effectively. Our facilitators have unique expertise leading groups of teachers and administrators as they work to create collaborative learning environments where students are transformed into scientists and engineers constructing explanations and solving problems using critical thinking skills.

Target Audience
Participation must include a principal/assistant principal. Additionally, teams can include instructional supervisors, coaches, and other in instructional leadership roles that support highly effective science teaching and learning. This is not intended for classroom teachers, although department chairs/science leads may be interested in attending with their building and/or district level administrator. Participation for a school/district should not be limited to a lead teacher or coach. Since this series is focused on leadership a school-level administrator with decision-making responsibilities must be included in any team participation.


Dates & Locations
Series of 5 meetings
All meetings will take place 9:00am-3:00pm local time
You may attend any meeting location even if it is not at your 'home cooperative' location
Your registration is considered a commmitment to attend all meetings in the series, as each meeting builds on the previous one.

NKCES - Cold SpringGRREC - Bowling GreenSESC - London
March 21
April 20
September 20
October 18
November 15
March 15
April 24
September 26
October 24
November 28
March 9
April 27
September 28
October 26
December 8

KVEC - HazardKEDC - LexingtonKEDC - Ashland
March 31
April 28
September 29
October 27
December 7
March 27
April 17
September 18
October 16
November 13
March 20
April 21
September 21
October 19
December 1

Dr. Kim Zeidler-Watters, PIMSER Director
Kim has dedicated her career to supporting math and science improvement across Appalachia and other districts in KY for 26 years. Her focus remains on the classroom teachers and supporting their success. She has also worked with KY teachers and leaders to implement the science standards since they were adopted in 2013. She receives training and support from national, state, and local experts in the field of science education and authors of the standards to continue to raise her ceiling of implementation. Kim is currently a PD Leader for STeLLA and Project SSUP Partner with BSCS, a USDOE-funded research and innovation study of 4th and 5th grade science.

Patti Works
, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner
Patti Works is a Regional Teacher Partner with PIMSER and works as a Professional Learning Specialist with Amplify Science, after completing 31 years in the classroom. She was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for the state of Kentucky in 2012 and the KSTA Elementary Science Teacher of the Year in 2006. Patti also received the 2020 Distinguished Science Educator from KSTA, was part of the Assessment Development Team in 2016 (Summative Assessment), Reviewer of Through Course Task Assessments 2017-18, and the Science Standards Setting Team 2018 (Setting Cut Scores for Levels of Achievement on the Summative Test, working with Pearson). While teaching in Fayette County, she was a part of the state Science Leadership Network, and worked on many district initiatives addressing effective science instruction. With PIMSER and CRIMSTED at U of Louisville, she worked with twelve districts in western Kentucky on developing classroom embedded assessments in science, grades K-8. Patti is also a PD Leader for STeLLA and Project SSUP Partner with BSCS, a USDOE-funded research and innovation study of 4th and 5th grade science.

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  • Meeting Location
    A minimum of 1 option must be selected from this group.

    March 21, April 20, September 20, October 18, November 15
    9:00am-3:00pm EST
    Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services
    5516 E. Alexandria Pike
    Cold Spring, KY 41076
    Spots Left: 11

    - This Session is full. You will be placed on the wait-list.

    March 15, April 24, September 26, October 24, November 28
    9:00am-3:00pm CST
    Green River Regional Educational Cooperative
    230 Technology Way
    Bowling Green, KY  42101

    Spots Left: 0

    March 9
    9:00am-3:00pm EST
    Laurel County Schools: G. C. Garland Administration Building
    710 N Main St
    London, KY 40741

    April 27, September 28, October 26, December 8
    9:00am-3:00pm EST
    Southeast South-Central Educational Cooperative
    55 Waco Drive
    London, KY 40741
    Spots Left: 11

    March 31, April 28, September 29, October 27, December 7
    9:00am-3:00pm EST
    Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative
    412 Roy Campbell Drive
    Hazard, KY 41701
    Spots Left: 16

    - This Session is full. You will be placed on the wait-list.

    March 27, April 17, September 18, October 16, November 13
    9:00am-3:00pm EST
    Kentucky Educational Development Corporation118 James Court Ste 60
    Lexington, KY 40505

    Spots Left: 0

    March 20, April 21, September 21, October 19, December 1
    9:00am-3:00pm EST
    Kentucky Educational Development Corporation
    904 Rose Rd
    Ashland, KY 41102
    Spots Left: 9

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