elm537 | Graduate
Science Content And Curricular Knowledge
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Science Standards and Content
- Examine state and national standards for science.
- Describe the progression of your stateâs standards between each elementary grade level.
- Examine the major concepts within life science, physical science, and earth and space science.
- Identify strategies for teaching content-specific vocabulary.
Essential Components of the Learning Environment
- Apply strategies for effective management in a science classroom.
- Describe strategies for developing studentsâ cooperative learning skills.
- Identify methods for ensuring safety in science classrooms.
- Evaluate strategies for developing science units and lessons that promote discovery and active engagement.
Methodologies for Science Instruction
- Evaluate methods for assessing learning before, during, and after instruction in science.
- Describe strategies for using assessment data to inform planning and instruction.
- Analyze strategies for differentiating science instruction.
- Describe how technology can be used to enhance learning and support diverse needs.
Inquiry Learning in Science
- Explain the principles that inform how children learn science.
- Identify the key components of inquiry-based learning in science.
- Evaluate strategies for developing learnersâ inquiry process skills.
- Analyze instructional tools and strategies that are designed to help students reason, solve problems, and communicate effectively in science.
Project-Based Learning and Interdisciplinary Teaching
- Identify project-based learning activities for science.
- Investigate the use of interdisciplinary teaching for increasing engagement and enhancing learning.
- Explore models for building interdisciplinary units of study.
- Evaluate assessment strategies appropriate for project-based learning and interdisciplinary teaching.
Collaboration and Professional Development
- Evaluate professional and community resources that support and enhance science instruction.
- Describe the importance of self-reflection and professional development in improving practice.
- Investigate strategies for collaborating with all stakeholders to enhance learning.
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