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Feigel, Kristen A. – NCSSS Journal, 2016
Kristen Feigel is a sophomore at Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH, where she is preparing to teach secondary theater and English. When first asked if she wanted an opportunity to shadow a few teachers at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), she answered "Yes, absolutely!" Here she details experiences, surprises,…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teaching Experience, Learning Experience, Mathematics Teachers
Jackson, Shawon; Sakuma, Satoe; DeVol, Purva – NCSSS Journal, 2015
There is no universally accepted definition of what it means to be an effective leader. Individuals understand leadership differently based on their own identities and lived experiences. The purpose of this investigation is to determine how one's ethnicity, class, and gender identities influence their understanding of effective leadership,…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Leadership Qualities, Ethnicity, Social Class
Schmidt, Jennifer A.; Kackar-Cam, Hayal Z.; Strati, Anna D.; Shumow, Lee – NCSSS Journal, 2015
This study explores the associations of ethnicity and perceived challenge with high-school students' academic engagement and perceived competence in science. Data were collected through a variant of the Experience Sampling Method in which participants reported on their levels of engagement, perceived competence, and challenge while in science…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, High School Students, Learner Engagement, Competence
Forman, Jennifer; Gubbins, Elizabeth Jean; Villanueva, Merzili; Massicotte, Cindy; Callahan, Carolyn; Tofel-Grehl, Colby – NCSSS Journal, 2015
A limited number of highly selective high schools specializing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education have existed for many decades, encouraging youth with identified STEM talent to pursue careers as STEM leaders and innovators. As members of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Schools, Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods
Choe, Jeong V. – NCSSS Journal, 2015
I have developed a new teaching and learning model called AAAW, which stand for Analyze, Acquire, Apply and Write. This model grows from action research and unique experience in teaching a biochemistry course to high school students who are talented in math and science. In this model, students first "Analyze" lab data to generate…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Writing Instruction
Esparza, Julie; Shumow, Lee; Schmidt, Jennifer A. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2014
Through secondary analysis of data collected in middle school science classrooms, this study (a) compared gifted and regular students' beliefs about the malleability of intelligence in science; (b) investigated whether teaching gifted and talented middle-school students about malleability of the brain and study skills helped them to develop a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Student Attitudes
Hinterlong, Diane; Lawrence, Branson; DeVol, Purva – NCSSSMST Journal, 2014
The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students in grades 10 through 12 in its advanced, residential…
Descriptors: Females, Engineering, STEM Education, High School Students
Bonds, Crystal – NCSSSMST Journal, 2014
Crystal Bonds is Principal at The High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College, New York, NY. During her three years as a new principal at one of New York City's eight specialized high schools, she found herself constantly wrestling with two challenges: (1) Maintaining the school's high academic standards; and (2) protecting the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Special Schools, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs
DeVol, Dave – NCSSSMST Journal, 2014
When the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) was founded in 1985, the state of Illinois charged IMSA with two mandates: (1) "The primary role of the Academy shall be to offer a uniquely challenging education for students talented in the areas of mathematics and science." (2) "The Academy shall also carry a responsibility…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Case Studies, College School Cooperation, High School Students
Candal, Carmen – NCSSSMST Journal, 2012
The effectiveness of five different enzymes as treatments against Staphylococcus biofilm growth was measured in the presence of antibiotics and alone. Protease was the least effective enzyme in biofilm removal with all antibiotics, and pectinase was the most effective with dicloxacillin and clindamycin. Also, dicloxacillin was the most effective…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Biochemistry
Roberts, Julia Link – NCSSSMST Journal, 2011
Innovation fuels the economy by creating jobs rather than just filling them. Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (2009) says that innovation is (1) "the introduction of something new" and (2) "a new idea, method, or device." "Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators: Identifying and Developing Our Nation's Human Capital" (2010)…
Descriptors: Science Careers, Talent, Innovation, Talent Development
Joseph, Thomas – NCSSSMST Journal, 2011
In an evening seminar held in the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) auditorium, Lisa Anderson-Shaw, Director of Clinical Ethics Consulting Service at the University of Illinois Medial Center, posed a scenario that inspired a thirty-minute discussion of contemporary bioethics, during which speaker and students untangled issues of patient…
Descriptors: Ethics, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Seminars
Hutchison, Donna; Warshaw, Steve – NCSSSMST Journal, 2011
Recognizing the potential of talented students, dedicated educators, and innovative leaders, NCSSSMST and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, convened a Roundtable for NCSSSMST STEM Leaders at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina on April 28-29, 2011. The product of the Roundtable will be a blueprint for STEM research in high schools that…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Talent, Educational Innovation, STEM Education
Lindeman, Cheryl A. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
Teachers enjoy the benefits of having former students return into their lives. With today's social media the connections are instant and/or searchable. This author is one that makes an effort to stay in touch with graduates, finding that during the reconnection process she learns many things about their adventures, research, and views on life. She…
Descriptors: High Schools, Instruction, Alumni, Social Networks
Roberts, Julia Link – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
What role can specialized schools with focus on mathematics, science, and technology have in sparking innovation? Such specialized schools can be and in some cases currently are leaders in promoting high-level content knowledge, creative and critical thinking, and problem solving--the basic ingredients of innovation. In this article, the author…
Descriptors: Creativity, Innovation, Talent Development, Specialization
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