tch514 | Graduate
Teaching Methods: Secondary Science
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Integrating Literature, Technology, and Media
- Incorporate the use of technology in science instruction.
- Identify online websites and media sources for teaching science.
- Explore the links between science and technology.
- Analyze the legal and ethical issues regarding the use of technology in the classroom.
Parent, Teacher, and Community Collaboration; Professional Development
- Explore strategies to utilize community resources in the science classroom.
- Examine how family and personal experiences shape teaching and learning perceptions in the science classroom.
- Analyze the impact successful parent-teacher communication and collaboration will have on the classroom environment.
- Examine the importance of professional science organizations and resources for teachers.
- Explain the significance of professional development in science education.
Science Education Content Knowledge, History, and Trends
- Define science as inquiry.
- Review the major concepts within physical science, life science, and earth and space science.
- Define science as an academic discipline.
- Review the history of science education in the United States.
- Identify current themes and trends in science instruction.
- Analyze science in relation to personal and social perspectives.
Standards, Curriculum, Assessments, Rubrics, and Instructional Approaches
- Review state and national science standards and assessments.
- Identify ways in which classroom management techniques can enhance the science classroom.
- Identify various strategies for assessing science learning objectives for all learners.
- Analyze formative and summative science assessments and rubrics.
- Identify examples of project-based science assessments and rubrics.
- Propose innovative instructional strategies and materials for teaching science to adolescents.
- Analyze ways in which differentiating instruction occurs in the science classroom.
- Examine the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) lab safety standards. Describe methods to incorporate reading and writing strategies into science lessons.
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