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Summer Workshop Readings

author: Metro Nashville Area Local Systemic Change Project, Elementary Science Education Partners (ESEP) Program, Asset Teacher Enhancement Program, KEYSTONE: A Rural Regional Training Program for Excellence in Science and Technology
description: These articles have been used by LSC projects in their professional development workshops. Barbara Nye of the Metro Nashville Area Local Systemic Change Project, Bob DeHaan of the ESEP Project, Reeny Davison of the ASSET project, and Myra Miller of Keystone have submitted articles.

published: 07/01/1998
posted to site: 07/23/1998
Bibliographies from the following projects are presented below:

The Metro Nashville Area Local Systemic Change Project use these articles in their School Facilitator Summer Institute.

Killon, Joellen, P. & Harrison, Cynthia, R. (1990). An organizational approach to change. Journal of Staff Development, 11(1), p. 22-25.

Leithwood, Kenneth A. (1992). The move toward transformational leadership. Educational Leadership, p. 8-12.

Murphy, Carlene, (1995). Whole-Faculty study groups: Doing the seemingly undoable. Journal of Staff Development, 16(3), p. 1-9.

Murphy, Carlene, (1997). Finding time for faculties to study together. Journal of Staff Development, 18(3), p. 1-3.

Moscovici, Hedy & Nelson, Tamara Holmlund, (1998). Shifting from activity mania to inquiry. Science and Children, 40, p. 15-17.

Maeroff, Gene I. (1993). Building teams to rebuild schools. Phi Delta Kappan, March, p. 512-519.

The ESEP Project uses the following article in their Summer Institute.

Yerrick, R., Parke, H., & Nugent, J. (1997). Struggling to promote deeply rooted change: The "filtering effect" of teacher's beliefs. Science Education, 81, 137-159.

The ASSET Project uses the following article in their Leadership Training workshop.

Edwards, C. E. (1997). Promoting Student Inquiry. Science Teacher, Vol 64, Number 7, p. 18-21.

The Keystone Project uses the following readings in their Introductory Level Summer Institute.

Stages of Concern

"My Paradigm's Shifted and Nothing Seems to Fit Anymore". KDP Record Winter, 1996
"Why Teachers Must Become Change Agents". Educational Leadership, March, 1993
"Science the Forgotten Subject". Science and Children, Jan. 1982
"Who Is Killing Your Science Program?". Science and Children, Oct. 1983
"Teacher Leaders as Staff Developers". Journal of Staff Development, Vol. 13, no 1
"Assumptions of the Concern-Based Adoption Model". Procedures for Adopting Educational Innovation Program University of Texas at Austin
"Stages of Concern". same above
"Suggested Interventions for Stages of Concern". same above
"Concerns Scoring Device". same above
"Open-Ended Statement of Concern". same above
"Quick Scoring Device". same above
"The Role of Effective Change Facilitator". from Diffusion Of Innovations, Free Press, 1971
"Adopter Types". same above
"Science Education Reform" (unknown)
"Progression Toward Inquiry-Based Science" (unknown)
"What We have Learned About Change". from Hord, S. Rutherford, Huling-Austin & Hall, 1987, Taking Charge of Change. Alexandria, VA: ASCD
"Promoting Teacher Reflection". Journal of Staff Development, Winter, 1992, vol 13, no.1
"Teaching and Curriculum Should be Focus, Not Peer Coaching" same
"Certain Conditions Aid Teacher Learning" same
"The Sum of Mediocrity" same
"Mentoring the Mentor: A Challenge for Staff Development". same
"Teaching for Conceptual Change: Confronting Children's Experience". The Phi Delta Kappan, May 1990
"Professional Development Through Action Research". Journal of Staff Development, Winter, 1992, vol 13, no.1


"Principles of Effective Professional Development for Mathematics and Science: A Synthesis of Standards". NISE BRIEF. National Institute for Science Education, May 1996, v. 1 n 1
"Children's Science Journals: Tools for Teaching, Learning, and Assessing" Science and Children Feb. 1997
"What We've Learned About Assessing Hands-On Science". Educational Leadership, May, 1992
"Evaluating the Progress of Children in Inquiry Science". (from Eleanor Duckworth, Harvard Graduate School of Education - unknown)
"The Right Test for Hands-On Learning". Science and Children, Oct. 1987
"You Can Teach It. Can You Test It?" Instructor. Special Science issue (no date)
"Unifying Concepts and Process -- Content Standards" National Science Education Standards, NSTA, 1996
"Physical Science -- Content Standards". same
"Life Science -- Content Standards" same
"Earth and Space Science -- Content Standards". same
"Science in Personal and Social Perspectives -- Standards". same
"History and nature of Science -- Standards" same
"Goals for Student Learning" same
"Science Thinking Process" same
"Standards". The Science Teacher, Oct. 1995
"Achieving Scientific Literacy". same
"Learning Cycle" same
"How to Ask Better Questions". Learning. Sept, 1989
"Is What We Are Doing Giving Us What We Want?". Authentic Assessment; Beyond the Buzzword and Into the Classroom. Zessoules, Rieneke, and Gardner. ASCD, 1991
"Paradigm Shift (Characteristics)" NSTA Standards; see above
"Guidelines for Documenting Science Discussions". Documenting Young Children's Children Science Learning, NSF Project
"Suggested Question for Interviewing Children About The Project Topics". same as above
"Comparison of Traditional and Performance Assessment" unknown
"Alternative Assessment". unknown
"Assessment Features" unknown
"Ideal Structures of Assessments" unknown
"The Student Constructed the Response" unknown
"ENC Puts NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards On Line". Teaching Children Mathematics, Sept. 1995
"NCTM's Assessment Standards: A Document for all Educators" same
"Assessing Mathematical Learning" same


"Creating a Constructivist Learning Environment" Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (with permission to reprint)
"Teaching Hands-On Science" National Education Association
"How To Ask Better Questions". same
"Barriers to the Improvement of Science Teaching". unknown
"Paradigm Shift" unknown
"Goals" unknown
"Goals for Elementary School Science" Learning, Sept. 1988
"Development of Conceptual Understanding in Science". National Science Resources Center. 1993 Elementary Science Leadership Institute
"Development of Scientific Attitudes and Habits of Mind" same
"Elements of an Exemplary Elementary science Program" same
"Characteristics of Effective Early Childhood Elementary Science Instruction" NSTA
"Educating for Insight". Educational Leadership. Oct. 1991
"Reconnecting the Insight". Educational Leadership, May, 1996
"How Can We Beat Use Literature in Teaching Children's Science Concepts". Science and Children. March, 1995
"Children's Science Concepts?" Science and Children. March, 1995
"Process Skills Across the Curriculum" Instructor, March, 1998
"Teacher Behaviors That Enable Student's Thinking". Costa, Arthur. Dangerous Minds: A Resource Book for Teaching Thinking.
"How Classroom Teachers Approach the Teaching of Thinking" Theory Into Practice, vol. 32. no 3, summer, 1993


"Thinking-Centered Learning". Educational Leadership, Dec 1993/Jan 1994
"Ten Ways to Integrate Curriculum". Educational Leadership. Oct, 1991
"Science is Part of the Big Picture". Science and Children. April, 1996
"NSTA Board Endorses New Position Statement on Interdisciplinary". MSTA Reports, April 1996
"Learning Styles". Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Gardner. H., 1985
"What the Teacher/Learner Does". The High Stakes of High School Science, National Center for Improving Science Education, 1991
"What the Professional Developer/Designer Does" same


"Integrated Elementary Technology Education". The Technology Teacher. Feb. 1995
"Technology Education or Educational Technology: Double-Talk or a Vital Concept?" Hickey, John. Middle School Technology Teacher, Bozeman MT.
"Technology Literacy" same
"Science and Technology", same
"The Attributes of Technology Both Process and Product" same
"Teaching Technology at the Elementary Level " same
"The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse". from Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education. Ohio University; Columbus OH
"Classroom Connect: Put the Internet into Your Curriculum". Classroom Connect Feb 1996
"The Connected Learning Community". The Microsoft Vision: The Connected Community, 1996

Pioneering Discoveries Bibliogrpahy
Field Experiences - Second Level Workshop

American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1993, Benchmarks for Science Literacy, Project 2061, Oxford University Press Inc., New York, NY.

The American Forest Council, 1988, Project Learning Tree Activity Guide K-6, Washington D.C.

The American Forest Council, 1988, Project Learning Tree Activity Guide 7-10, Washington D.C.

Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center, Wilderness Curriculum.

Cornell, J., 1979, Sharing Nature with Children. Dawn Publications, Nevada City, CA.

Cornell, J., 1989, Sharing The Joy of Nature, Dawn Publications, Nevada City, CA.

Caduto, M.J. and Brachac, J., 1994, Keepers of the Night Native American Stories and Nocturnal Activities for Children, Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, CO.

Mitchell, M.K. and Stapp, W., 1994, Field Manual for Water Quality Monitoring; An Environmental Education Program for Schools, Thomson-Shore Printers, Dexter, MI.

Moser, P. and M. Miller, Olympic Park Institute Instructor Manual, unpublished draft document.

San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1992, Salt Marsh Manual an educator's guide, Alviso, CA.

Slattery, B.E., 1991, WOW! :The Wonders of Wetlands ; an educator 's guide, Environmental Concern, Inc., St. Michaels, MD.

United States Department of Agriculture, 1995, Ecosystem Matters; Activity and Resource Guide for Environmental Educators Rocky Mountain Region, USFS.

Western Regional Environmental Education Council Inc. 1986, Project Wild Elementary Activity Guide, Bethesda, MD.

Western Regional Environmental Education Council Inc., 1986, Project Wild Secondary Activity Guide, Bethesda, MD.

Western Regional Environmental Education Council Inc., 1992, Project Wild Aquatic, Bethesda, MD.

Yates, S., 1991, Adopting A Stream, A Northwest Handbook, The Adopt-A-Stream Foundation, Seattle, WA.