Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
Workshop 3 –
|Grade & Subjects:||Grade 3-4, Interdisciplinary based on science|
|Demographics:||Elementary "school within a school" in an urban setting|
|Classroom:||24 students in multicultural setting; 3 special education students|
|Science Teaching:||Incorporated into curriculum each day|
|Curriculum:||City-wide guidelines; teacher designed curriculum|
|Other:||Special Education Inclusion Teacher|
|Grade & Subjects:||Grade 7, Science|
|Demographics:||Suburban middle school|
|Science Teaching:||45 minutes every day|
|Other:||Graduate student working on Master's in Education|
|Name:||Sister Gertrude Hennessey|
|Grade & Subjects:||Grades 1-6, Science|
|Demographics:||Suburban elementary parochial school|
|Science Teaching:||45 minutes 5 times per week|
|Curriculum:||Teacher designed, research-based curriculum|
|Other:||Holds a doctorate in science education|
Things to ponder before and after Workshop 3:
What are the advantages of this approach?
Pretend you are going to teach a lesson to second-graders about cohesion and surface tension in water. You have planned the following experiment. You will give the children an eye dropper, a container of clean water, and a penny. Their job is to count how many drops of water they can put on the head of a penny. They do the experiment three different times and average the results.
Your task is to design a data sheet for these young children to use in recording their data. You may want to try the experiment yourself so you know what the range of values is likely to be. Good luck.