at a glance

• Inspiring teachers with innovative professional development and classroom support since 2001
• Staff of nine professional educators experienced in K-12 instruction
• Developing strategies to integrate science with math, language arts, and art while aligning with New Mexico Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards
• Maintaining a comprehensive resource library for educators with nationally-recognized classroom materials
• Annual participation in SFSI programs: 80 teachers impacting over 2000 students

2016-2017 highlights


• Provided significant material support throughout the Santa Fe community, including the following schools: Turquoise Trail Charter Elementary, Desert Montessori, Rio Grande Elementary, and Little Earth School.
• Showcased inquiry science activities at various community events such as the Santa Fe Public Schools (SFPS) EXPO Science Fair and the Adelante evening at Sweeney Elementary with the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens.
• Continued partnership with SFPS and began new collaborations with the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Inquiry Science Education Consortium, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Community Programs Office (LANL-CPO), the Santa Fe Community Educators Network, the Santa Fe Alliance for Science (co-sponsoring Science Cafes), and the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens.
• In May, SFSI will host its Seventh Annual Summer Science Institute “Exploring Inquiry” with special guest presenter Dr. Barry Kluger-Bell from the San Francisco Exploratorium.
• SFSI continues to work with other non-profits to bring STEM education reform to Northern New Mexico.

2015-2016 highlights


• January 2016: Five SFSI staff members became trainers for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Inquiry Science Education Consortium.
• March-June 2016: SFSI showcased inquiry science activities at various community events such as the Santa Fe Public Schools (SFPS) EXPO Science Fair, Georgia O’Keefe Museum, and Santa Fe Children’s Museum.
• June 2016: SFSI held the sixth annual Summer Science Institute. The 2016 theme, From Bats to Botany, attracted staff from 14 schools which will impact over 400 students in K-6 classrooms.
• August 2016: After attending the Summer Science Institute, five SFPS teachers requested Dollars 4 Schools funds to bring SFSI staff to their classrooms to help enhance their curriculum.
• In partnership with the Santa Fe Public Schools, SFSI produced six Saturday Science Workshops for K-8 teachers on an array of topics.
• SFSI continues to work with other non-profits to bring STEM education reform to Northern New Mexico.

2014-2015 highlights

balance
• The SFSI 2014 Summer Science Workshop, Systems Inquiry, used crosscutting concepts and strategies to deepen content knowledge and incorporate the NM Common Core. Teacher participation was sponsored by the NM Public Education Department Bureau of Math and Science.
• Six SFSI staff members were invited to present at the June 2014 statewide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Conference.
• In partnership with the Santa Fe Public Schools, SFSI annually produces Saturday Science Workshops for K-8 teachers on an array of topics, and in the summer of 2014, consulted with the district’s Strategic Planning Team.
• In October 2014, SFSI partnered with the Golden Apple Foundation of NM to create a science literacy/STEM professional development workshop for new and veteran teachers.
• In January 2015, SFSI will host a workshop, the “Magic of Explora”, from the Explora museum in Albuquerque.
• The SFSI staff continue efforts to secure a permanent space for the SFSI Science House: a proposed professional development center where educators and scientists connect.
• SFSI continues to work with other non-profits to bring STEM education reform to Northern New Mexico.

2013-2014 highlights

at a glance• Developed and produced the Summer Science Workshop Using a Theme to Integrate Science to strengthen teachers’ knowledge base and provide strategies for incorporating the Common Core
• Consulted with individual teachers and schools on materials management and use, curriculum planning/mapping and on making links to literacy and math
• Produced – in partnership with Santa Fe Public Schools – 6 Saturday Science Workshops for teachers of grades K-7 on an array of topics
• Partnered with the Santa Fe Children’s Museum to bring the Exhibit Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The Philosophy of David and Frances Hawkins to Santa Fe in January 2014
• Continued efforts to secure permanent space for the SFSI Science House: a professional development center where educators and scientists connect
• Worked with other non-profit organizations to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education reform to Northern New Mexico

2011-2012 highlights

• Creation of SFSI Science House: where educators and scientists connect — a center for professional development in partnership with the Santa Fe Children’s Museum
• On-going teacher professional development through workshops and mentoring programs, funded by local foundations and businesses
• New workshop development—for example: “Evolution: Life Through Time”—strengthening teachers’ knowledge base and provide content and strategies for lessons
• Support for individual schools on materials management and use, and curriculum planning & mapping
• Cooperative efforts with other non-profit organizations to strengthen STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education reform to Northern New Mexico

2010-2011 highlights

• Developed plans to create a center for professional development, the SFSI Science House: where educators and scientists connect
• Initiated partnership with the Santa Fe Children’s Museum to optimize the Science House location
• Produced six AIMS (Activities Integrating Math and Science) workshops for grades K-6
• Developed new workshop series “Evolution: Life Through Time” to strengthen teachers’
knowledge base and provide content and strategies for lessons
• Consulted individual schools on materials management and use, and curriculum
planning/mapping
• Worked with other non-profit organizations to bring STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math) education reform to Northern New Mexico

2009-2010 highlights

• Consulted with the Earth’s Birthday Project to design professional development workshops
• Produced six AIMS (Activities Integrating Math and Science) workshops for grades K-6
• Developed new workshop series “Simple Machines” to strengthen teachers’ knowledge base and provide content and strategies for lessons
• Coordinated Family Science Nights and science fair support in Santa Fe schools
• Consulted individual schools on curriculum adoption, materials management and
use, and curriculum planning/mapping
• Worked with other non-profit organizations to bring STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math) education reform to Northern New Mexico

2007-2009 highlights

• Support for more than 50 teachers and over 800 students
• Staff of 10 for administrative, technical and mentor support
• Developed workshop “Physics for Elementary School Teachers” to strengthen teachers’
knowledge base and provide content and strategies for lessons
• Coordinated Family Science nights
• Consultation for individual schools on curriculum adoption, materials management and
use, and curriculum planning/mapping