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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
Beasley, Shannon – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
As the author began her teaching career at Central Virginia Governor's School for Science and Technology (CVGS), it became apparent that many of her students were interested in doing research projects in astronomy and the number seemed to increase every year. At first she did not think that she had the tools to do a good job accommodating these…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Astronomy, Teacher Collaboration, Partnerships in Education
Reid, Ellen; Fussell, Annemarie; Templin, Elizabeth – NCSSSMST Journal, 2007
The NCSSSMST (National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology) and Keystone Science School co-sponsored two Youth Policy Summits during the summer of 2007. Forty students represented 10 high schools from across the country at each Summit, meeting for a week in June and August at Keystone Science School…
Descriptors: High Schools, Obesity, Energy Conservation, Youth
Froning, Michael – NCSSSMST Journal, 1995
Challenges the perception that students' research capabilities are limited to historical topics. Suggests that every student can do subject-based mathematical research on topics of importance within their normal curricula. By having opportunities to do research-oriented mathematics, students can connect what they are studying with the mathematics…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Strategies, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary Education
Delery, Clayton J. – NCSSSMST Journal, 1998
Focuses on the need for the scientific and education communities to examine their ethical practices to try to determine how to transmit an awareness of ethical values to students. (DDR)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction, Ethics
Kennedy, Susan; Street, Terri – NCSSSMST Journal, 1998
Surveys the wide range of uses of student portfolios in secondary and higher education. Suggestions include using the portfolio to cultivate reflective thinking about learning and as a document submitted with college admission applications. (DDR)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Admission, Educational Strategies, Evaluation Methods
Palmisano, Michael; And Others – NCSSSMST Journal, 1995
Describes the Integrated Learning System. This system was developed by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy for decision making about curriculum, instruction, and student assessment consistent with the overarching goal of nurturing understanding through integrative ways of knowing. Discusses the impact of the system on student achievement…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Holistic Approach
Atkins, Gordon; Adkin, Sally – NCSSSMST Journal, 1995
Describes a program at Andrews University developed along with the Berrien County Intermediate School District that utilizes college faculty to provide instruction to talented and motivated high school students. Explains logistics (curriculum design, administrative arrangement, and financial aspects) of the program, challenges, and benefits.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Consortia, Curriculum Design