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This is the second in a series of four courses; each addressing a different set of skills science educators need to meet the demands of their career. In this course, teachers will engage in experiences designed to develop the skills needed to create a more powerful science learning environment in their classroom.
Week 1: Standards Dissection:
Participants will learn how to analyze the verbiage of their science standards in order to turn the concepts within into meaningful learning experiences
Week 2: Assessment That Informs Teaching:
Participants will learn how to evaluate and develop better multiple choice assessment items to provide useable data
Week 3: Questioning Strategies:
Participant will learn how to construct rich questions that will encourage all learners to participate in the inquiry process
Week 4: Prepared Environment:
Participants will learn easy ways to change their classroom environment in order to promote independent exploration
- Chris Thompson - STEMscopes
- Lara Arch - Rice University Center for Digital Learning and Scholarship, STEMscopes
- Lisa Webber - STEMscopes™
- Terry Talley - SRT-STEM Center at UTMB
- Jarrett Whitaker - Rice University Digital Learning and Scholarship
Rice University is a private American research university located in Houston, Texas. It is located in the city's Museum District and is adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. It was founded by William Marsh Rice (en) in 1891 as The William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Letters, Science, and Art, and was inaugurated in 1912 with Edgar Odell Lovett as its first president.
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