Team Events

August 25, 2018 by
Team Events Conference Presentations AERA Annual Meeting, April 13-17, 2018 NARST Annual International Conference, March 10-13, 2018 AERA Annual Meeting, April 27-May 1, 2017 Annual DR K-12 Principal Investigators’ Meeting, June 1-3, 2016 NARST Annual International Conference, April 11-14, 2015 AERA Annual Meeting, April 16-20, 2015 ASTE International Meeting, January 7-10, 2015 Discovery Research K-12 […]

The Team

August 25, 2018 by
The Team Partner Principal Investigators Malcolm B. Butler John Settlage Project Faculty D. Betsy McCoach Lara Smetana Anysia Mayer Morgaen Donaldson (2011-2013) Advisory Board Corey Buxton Brian Williams Postdoctoral Fellows at University of Central Florida Kimberly Davis (2017-2018) Tonjua B. Freeman (2014-2016) Angel Lopez, Jr. (2013-2014) Postdoctoral Fellows at University Connecticut Julianne Wenner (2013-2015) Regina […]

For Researchers

August 25, 2018 by
Return to previous page. For Researchers Research Discussion: What leadership and organizational features at the school level are associated with mitigating science achievement gaps? The SOSA Project focuses on elementary schools whose student populations perform above their expected levels on the State 5th grade science assessment. We identify these schools as positive outliers. Schools are […]

For Teachers

August 25, 2018 by
Return to previous page. For Teachers Elementary teachers play a crucial role in childhood development, and have the opportunity to help generate interest in science as well. Fostering science interest through fun activities, such as a class/community garden or engineering competition, can help motivate students to learn and enhance their performance in science. There are […]

For Leaders

August 24, 2018 by
Return to previous page. For Leaders Leaders can be administrators, staff, and teachers who make an effort at their school to improve student achievement. Administrators, however, can play a larger role when they make efforts to improve the environment and culture of their school. Creating a culture for science achievement based on social equity has […]

For Community Members

August 24, 2018 by
Return to previous page. For Community Members Community partners are valuable resources for schools. New programs, activities, and materials for science education can be a cost that schools simply can’t afford. Even small contributions for a single class, such as consumable science materials, can make a big difference. If you want to help but don’t […]

Resources

August 24, 2018 by
Resources Here we provide resources that have been influential in our attempts to understand our work thus far. As new and exciting resources are located, we will add to the list. Bryk, A. S. (2010). Organizing schools for improvement. Phi Delta Kappan, 91, 23-31. Bryk, A. S., Sebring, P., Allensworth, E., Luppescu, S. & Easton, […]

Papers and Presentations

August 24, 2018 by
Papers & Presentations * Indicates a Graduate Student Davis, K., Butler, M.B. (2018, April). An analysis of the professional development used by leaders of effective elementary schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of AERA, New York. Butler, M.B, Freeman, T.B., *Hall, J.L., & Davis, K. (2018, March). Planting seeds of social justice leadership in […]

School Organization and Science Achievement

August 24, 2018 by
The School Organization and Science Achievement (SOSA) Project will document factors explaining variations in science achievement across schools enrolling ethnically and linguistically diverse students. The research question is: what leadership and organizational features at the school level are associated with mitigating science achievement gaps? Previous school effectiveness studies demonstrate school leadership and social capital influencing […]