Science Leadership Support Network (SLSN)

Central and Eastern Kentucky Regions

Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP)

Funded by the Kentucky Department of Education

Award Year Amount
September 2010 - September 2011 $390,000
October 2011 - September 2012 $390,000
October 2012 - September 2013 $195,000

Districts Included in Grant

Anderson Fairview Ind. Mercer
Ashland Ind. Fayette Nelson
Bardstown Ind. Franklin Oldham
Bath Ft. Thomas Ind. Owen
Bell Garrard Paris Ind.
Bellevue Ind. Grant Pendleton
Berea Ind. Harlan Ind. Pikeville Ind.
Boone Harrison Pineville Ind.
Boyd Hazard Ind. Pulaski
Boyle Jackson Ind. Raceland-Worthington Ind.
Breathitt Johnson Robertson
Burgin Ind. Knott Rockcastle
Campbell Knox Russell
Carroll Laurel Russell Ind.
Carter Lewis Science Hill Ind.
Casey Lincoln Scott
Clay Marion Shelby
Danville Ind. Martin Trimble



  • Ensure that every participant has a deep understanding of Kentucky's Science Standards, including literacy in science detailed in the new Common Core State Standards, and how to translate them into clear learning targets as measured by performance on pre/post content tests and analysis of teacher-created tasks and the resulting student work.
  • Utilize clear learning targets to design high quality formative and summative assessments as measured by a rubric for quality assessment design.
  • Implement effective instructional practice, as outlined in Characteristics of Highly Effective Teaching and Learning in Science, with a specific focus on planning rigorous and congruent learning experiences.  The effectiveness of instruction will be measured by students' pre/post content gains and analysis of related student work.
  • Develop network participant's leadership capacity to support Highly Effective Teaching and Learning in science in schools and/or districts through the use of Implementation and Impact Reports.
  • Develop administrator knowledge and skills to support implementation of Highly Effective Teaching and Learning in science using Leadership By Design and Program Improvement Profile rubrics and analysis of principal observations.



Kim Zeidler-Watters - Director
Diane Johnson, Susan Mayo, Felicia Roher - PIMSER Regional Teacher Partners
Higher Education Partners
Robert Arts - Pikeville Community College
Becky McNall Krall, Robin Cooper - University of Kentucky

For More Information

For more information on this program, please contact:
Kim Zeidler-Watters, Director

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