Sheryl Schaaf

Collaborating with the North Cascades and Olympic Science Partnership of Western Washington University, Ms. Schaff, Ms. Carroll, and Ms. Rohrer explore, create, and implement innovative science content and professional development models. Participants study research-based science curricula and assessments to link content standards with instructional strategies. While trying out these strategies, participants conduct classroom observations to evaluate and modify instructional practices. The team also shares their knowledge with colleagues and district officials to advocate the adoption of research-based science curricula.