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EDTEP 586, Autumn Quarter 2004
Teaching Science in the Secondary School

Class Schedule

VI. Fall quarter timeline-- subject to modification as circumstances dictate. Readings not in the text or course packet will be distributed in class and are to be read by the date listed.

Course themes: teaching for understanding, listening and encouraging student discourse, fostering communities for all students to learn science, becoming culturally responsive science teachers, & becoming a good colleague  

 

Date

Class focus

Readings

(to be discussed on this date)

Assignment due

 

Scientific Inquiry & Culturally Responsive Science Teaching

Thurs.

Sept. 30th

Immersion in inquiry (critters!) and debriefing.

 

 

 

Tues.

Oct. 5th

Goals and objectives in science education / Introduce inquiry project

Chapter 3 in text / PowerPoint on Goals and Objectives

Write 6 objectives for 2 lessons

 

Thurs.

Oct. 7th

Who are we? What do we bring to Culturally Responsive Science Teaching? What is the culture of the science classrooms? What are the multiple cultures that intersect in the classroom? And how do we begin to understand the lenses that students bring to our classrooms?

Costa (1995);

Barton & Yang (2000) pp. 871-876;

Handout on Multicultural Education

Cultural k-12 Autobiography

 

 

 

Eliciting Studentsí Ideas

Tues.

Oct. 12th

Teaching strategy 1- Eliciting ideas lesson demo (modeling an example)

Sample lesson plan and guide to Eliciting Ideas strategy.

Van Zee, E. & Minstrell, J. (1997)

1 page reflection on reading

 

Thurs.

Oct. 14th

Plan for next Tues microteaching / lesson planning / Inquiry group planning

Handout on lesson planning, samples of lesson plans

 

 

Tues.

Oct. 19th

You teach - Strategy 1- Eliciting ideas lesson. Note: Class will extend beyond 2:50!

 

Inquiry Proposal

 

Guided Exploration with Students

Thurs.

Oct. 21st

Teaching strategy 2- Guided exploration with students (modeling an example) / Inquiry discussion groups

Model Building paper

Strategy 1 microteaching reflection and lesson plan

 

Tues.

Oct. 26th

Field Experience

WORK ON INQUIRY PROJECT!

 

 

Thurs.

Oct. 28th

 

 

 

 

Tues.

Nov. 2nd

 

 

 

 

Thurs.

Nov. 4th

 

 

 

 

Tues.

Nov. 9th

You teach - Strategy 2- Guided exploration lesson. Note: Class will extend beyond 2:50!

Handout on lesson planning, samples of lesson plans

Annotated bibliography & initial model for inquiry project

 

Thurs.

Nov. 11th

Veterans Day- No Class

 

 

 

 

     

 

Interactive Concept Building

Tues.

Nov. 16th 

Teaching strategy 3- Interactive Concept Building  (modeling an example)

 

 

Strategy 2 microteaching reflection and lesson plan due

 

Thurs.

Nov. 18th

Plan for next Tues microteaching / lesson planning / inquiry group discussions

Handout on lesson planning, samples of lesson plans

Preliminary findings

 

Nov. 18th -20th

NSTA CONFERENCE

Register at:  http://www.nsta.org/convention

detail&Meeting_Code=2004SEA

 

 

Tues.

Nov. 23rd 

You teach - Strategy 3- Interactive Concept Building lesson. Note: Class will extend beyond 2:50!

 

Draft of inquiry questions 1-4

 

Thurs.

Nov. 25th

Thanksgiving- No Class

 

 

 

Designing Group Work for Scientific Inquiry

Tues.

Nov. 30th  

Summarizing teaching strategies

The Essential Learnings

Group work case study

The Essential Learnings

Group work case study (1998)

Bianchini, J.A. (1997)

 

Strategy 3 microteaching reflection and lesson plan due

 

Thurs.

Dec. 2nd 

Designing group work for the classroom

Handout on group work

Mortimer & Scott (ch.1-3) (2003)

 1 page reflection on reading

 

Tues.

Dec. 7th   

You Teach- Group work inquiry. Getting ALL students engaged in meaningful work and discourse.

 Ballenger (1997)

 Data sheet for analyzing student talk

 

Thurs.

Dec. 9th  

Summarizing Inquiry

Revisiting culturally responsive science teaching

 

 

 

Inquiry Projects

Tues.

Dec. 14th   

Independent inquiry presentations

Wolff, M-R. (1996) (read over winter break)

Independent inquiry presentations & reflection questions 1-4

 

 

Wednesday Technology Sections

Date

Class Focus

Reading Assignments

September 29

Norms & PowerPoint

PowerPoint handout

October 6

Web-based applications

 

October 13

Excel spreadsheets and databases

Beare, R. & Hewitson, J. (1996)

October 20

Simulations & Modeling

Model Building Paper 

October 27

No class- work on inquiry projects & PowerPoint

 

November 3

No class- work on inquiry projects & PowerPoint

 

November 10

Simulations & Modeling II

 

November 17

Webpage development

 

November 24

No class- Happy Thanksgiving

 

December 1

Modeling & PowerPoint for inquiry presentations

 

December 8

PowerPoint for inquiry presentations & Digital cameras

 

 

            

 

Changes may be made to the schedule to reflect student learning and questions that arise for the group

 

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