With data on half a million students from 41 countries, the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the largest, most comprehensive, and most rigorous international study of schools and students ever. TIMSS and its results present an opportunity for educators to examine teaching and learning and how their students achieve in a variety of mathematics and science subjects. The data from TIMSS provide educators and policymakers with information and insights, not only about educational achievement but also about educational culture, curriculum analysis, and teaching practice.
Transmitted live via satellite, this nationwide broadcast will feature: 1) consideration of TIMSS in local, national, and international contexts; and 2) various TIMSS-related resources, including the U.S. Department of Education's TIMSS Resource Kit. It will also introduce resources and services available through the Eisenhower Regional Consortia for Mathematics and Science Education and the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC), including ENC's new website and CD-ROM, "Tools for Discussion: Attaining Excellence Through TIMSS," at http://timss.enc.org. Focus areas will include:
* Study Methodology * Achievement * Curriculum * Teaching * Lives of Teachers and Students * Implications * Resources Available
These topics will be presented and discussed by a panel of national science and mathematics professionals participating both in the television studio and over a special two-way telephone bridge. A variety of video clips keyed to significant TIMSS findings and TIMSS Resource Kit materials will be integral to the program. Those viewing this telecast will have the opportunity to make comments and ask questions by means of phone or fax. Information regarding phone and fax numbers will appear on the viewers' television screens periodically during the show.
Real-time viewing and phone interaction is invited and encouraged from:
Teachers Higher Education Faculty State Agency Personnel Pre-Service Teachers Board Members Parents Administrators Staff Developers Community Patrons
NOTE: The broadcast will be transmitted "on open" and may be received without cost providing no charge is made to those viewing. In addition, the broadcast may be freely taped for later use by schools, colleges, parent groups and other education-related agencies.
Studio, phone bridge, and video contributors will include:
* Peirce Hammond, U.S. Department of Education * Ralph T. Nelsen, Science & Mathematics Consortium for Northwest Schools * John Sutton, Eisenhower High Plains Consortium for Mathematics & Science at McREL * Arlene Mitchell, Eisenhower High Plains Consortium for Mathematics & Science at McREL * Mark Kaufman, Eisenhower Regional Alliance for Mathematics & Science Education * Gay Gordon, Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics & Science Education * Cathy Cook, Midwest Consortium for Mathematics & Science Education * Alfred Hall, Eisenhower Regional Consortium for Mathematics & Science Education at AEL * Gail Burrill, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics * Gerry Wheeler, National Science Teachers Association * Gordon Lewis, Annenberg/CPB Project * Vinetta Jones, The College Board/Equity 2000 * David Kroze, Northbrook, Illinois Schools * Nicki Hudson, West Linn, Oregon Schools * George "Pinky" Nelson, AAAS/Project 2061