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In this course, teachers will develop the skills essential to move from a top-down content delivery model of science instruction to one in which the teacher is a guide, enabling students to create shared meaning of important science concepts.
Week 1: Self-Assessment - Initial:
Participants will be provided with a rubric that will help them assess where they are in the continuum from a teacher-centered to a student-centered classroom. After watching a teacher use the rubric, with guidance from a mentor, participants will be asked to evaluate themselves and reflect the results.
Week 2: Student-Centered Inquiry: On Paper:
Participants will learn how to take a current lesson that may be more teacher-centered, and to alter it component-by-component, to create a more student-centered lesson.
Week 3: Student-Centered Inquiry: On Paper:
Participants will get to watch a coach in action helping a teacher look for ways to make their teaching more student-centered and to identify obstacles and solutions.
Week 4: Self-Assessment - Final:
In the last week of the course, participants will reflect on a change they tried to make in their classroom. Through peer review all participants will have the opportunity to evaluate these transformations and to receive feedback that will encourage further growth.
- 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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