Science Leadership Initiative

Transforming the Learning Environment for Science

The Museum of Science and Industry’s Science Leadership Initiative addresses the critical issue of student achievement and exposure to STEM by supporting science education on a whole-school level. This new initiative seeks to:

  • Identify the components that lead to an effective science education.
  • Support schools on a path toward improvement.
  • Promote a culture of shared leadership between teachers, administrators and MSI.
  • Recognize those that succeed as models for other schools.

MSI's Science Leadership School Partners Program provides a mechanism for whole-school change in science teaching and learning. This innovative program is grounded in current research in science education and designed to support K-8 schools as they do the work of science education reform.

We guide schools through a process of gauging and improving the quality of their science education.

Read our white papers and peer-reviewed presentations that are helping to shape our work.

We support relationships among people who are advancing science education in schools.

The Science Leadership Initiative is made possible in part by The Davee Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Polk Bros. Foundation.