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Math/Science Teacher Leadership Synthesis Project

Developing math/science teacher leadership: A consensus approach to evaluating program quality

The purpose of this synthesis project is to build consensus on the key attributes of high-quality math/science teacher leadership development programs. High quality teacher leadership programs are those that prepare and support teachers to positively impact math/science teaching and learning beyond their own classrooms. The three major objectives of the project are to:

  1. Review research on math/science teacher leadership development and descriptions of existing programs;
  2. Bring together a group of knowledgeable practitioners, researchers and policymakers to build consensus on key attributes of quality programs; and
  3. Communicate the consensus attributes along with recommendations for implementation and future work to stakeholders.

The reports from this project include:

A Synthesis of Math/Science Teacher Leadership Development Programs: Consensus Findings and Recommendations

This document captures the synthesis of findings from the research and program review and symposium proceedings, and serves as the primary report from this project.

Math and Science Teacher Leadership Development: Findings from Research and Program Reviews

This document describes the review of a selection of teacher leadership development research studies and programs, and serves as a supplemental resource to the synthesis report. The codebook for the review of programs and research is available here.

Developing Math/Science Teacher Leadership: Symposium Proceedings

This document captures the discussions and findings from the symposium of experts in math and science teacher leadership development.

This project is in partnership with EDC and Knowles Teacher Initiative.

This project was evaluated by Horizon Research, Inc. (HRI).

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. (ECR-1534698). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.