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EDTEP 587, Winter Quarter 2005
Teaching Science in the Secondary School II

Class Schedule

Winter 2005 Course Outline

 

Date

Class focus

Readings

(to be discussed on this date)

Assignment due

 

Scientific Inquiry & Culturally Responsive Science Teaching & Lesson Planning

Tuesday

January 4th

Debriefing your inquiry projects

Framing and solving problems, 101-134 from Authentic School Science by Wolff-Michael Roth.

 

 

 

Thursday

January 6th

Inquiry: Creating a “hook” and engaging your students in background reading

Atlas of Scientific literacy

Scaffolding Inquiry Handout (phase 1)

Background reading on Medaka

 

Group lesson plan due

 

 

Tuesday

January 11th

Inquiry: Developing models, inquiry questions, and hypotheses

Text Chapter 2

Scaffolding Inquiry Handout (phase 2)

 

Group lesson plan due

 

 

Thursday

January 13th

Inquiry: Experimental design, working with data, start the investigation!

Scaffolding Inquiry Handout (phase 3)

 

Group lesson plan due

 

 

Tuesday

January 18th

Workshop: Unit pre-planning + essential questions

What is an Essential Question? By Heidi Jacobs in “Mapping the Big Picture” pp. 26-33.  Unit planning guides + sample unit

 

Initial essential question, topic & critical attributes due

 

Thursday

January 20th

Inquiry: Working with results of investigations, revising models, applying our work to a class of 30 kids.

Text Chapter 6

Scaffolding Inquiry Handout (phases 4 & 5)

 

Group lesson plan due

 

 

Tuesday

January 25th

Workshop: Unit pre-planning continued

Samples of pre-planning materials (concept maps, essential attributes, goals and objectives, etc.)

 

Initial concept map due

 

 

Thursday

January 27th

Videos. Images of inquiry: Learning from and critiquing the inquiry practices of others.

Lesson plans of exemplary teachers using inquiry

 

2 videos watched + notes on videos

 

Field Experience

Tuesday

February 1st

Field Experience

Work on Practicum Project

 

 

Thursday

February 3rd

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

February 8th

 

 

 

 

Thursday

February 10th

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

February 15th

 

 

 

 

Thursday

February 17th

 

 

 

 

Unit Planning

Tuesday

February 22nd

Unit planning: identifying a sequence of activities

Creating a Though-Provoking Curriculum by Grant Wiggins

 

 

 

Thursday

February 24th

Unit planning continued

 

Pre-planning documents due

 

 

Tuesday

March 1st

Assessments & the WASL

 

Practicum Project due

 

 

Thursday

March 3rd

Safety: Video on teacher responsibilities & developing student safety contracts, classroom rules

 

Flinn Scientific Catalog, section on safety

 

 

Tuesday

March 8th

Planning for the entire school year: Identifying the big ideas, themes in science

 

 

 

 

Thursday

March 10th

Discretionary topic/activity for us...

 

 

 

Friday

March 11th

 

 

Unit Plan due by 4:00 PM

 

 

 

 

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