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Tools and Strategies for Science Leaders


Teaching in Kentucky is driven by the standards in the Program of Studies. But who has not looked at a standard and wondered aloud, What does this mean? What do my students need to know and be able to do? Taking standards and breaking them down into manageable pieces is what deconstructing standards is all about.

In practice, deconstruction lets you take standards and determine the knowledge, reasoning, skills, and products necessary for your students to master the standard. Deconstruction also lets you set learning targets, or expectations, for your students. These targets can be put into language that is clear and can be shared with students and provide them with realistic goals. On day one, participants will use the Curriculum Topic Study to examine a unifying concept in the state standards. During day two, participants will use the CTS notes to deconstruct the standards into learning targets.

Target Audience

Regular or special education Science teacher leaders, administrators, coaches, consultants, higher education science ed faculty

Available Sessions - Registration available March 5!

Dates Location Facilitators
July 2010 TBD (2 days) Lexington Ken Mattingly, Susan Mayo


Includes meeting space and catering, facilitator's fees, administrative support, and all training materials.

For More Information

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

For more information regarding registration and payments, please contact:
Jessica Dutzy, Conference Coordinator

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