Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Life Science: About the Course

Materials and Graduate Credit 

Participation in this course is free, though graduate credit is also available at a reasonable cost.

Getting the Materials

You may watch the videos streamed from the course unit pages, or purchase DVDs and the print guide from our online catalog. The course guide is also available as a PDF under Support Materials on this Web site.

If you are participating in a group session, your facilitator will give you a copy of the print guide or request that you print the PDF for yourself from this Web site. Your facilitator will give you any instructions concerning the meeting time and place, what you should bring to sessions, and work you should do outside the group sessions.

Using the Materials

The print guide and Web site provide background, activities, discussion questions, homework assignments, and resources to supplement the video programs and provide a robust professional-development experience. They also provide information for facilitators to plan and structure group sessions.

Course sessions generally are held weekly for at least two hours. The course guide describes pre- and post-viewing activities and discussion to fill out the remainder of the session. The guide also provides homework to expand on what you have learned and prepare you for the next session. Note: If you are taking the workshop for graduate credit, there is additional required coursework.

If you are leading a group session, read our Facilitator Guide and the course guide for more information on planning and facilitating this course, and don’t forget to register your site.

Use Teacher-Talk, the course’s email discussion list, to continue exploration of ideas outside the course session.


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