SCI430 - Methods & Materials for Teaching Secondary Science
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- Course Level
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- Chemistry & Biochemistry
- An introduction to modern techniques and curricula for teaching secondary school life science. Lab. Prereq.: passing scores on the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination Basic Skills Tests. Coreq.: STEM 421, ED 421, ED 451.
- Cross Listed Courses
Goals and Diversity
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- Cultural Diversity
- Analyze state and national standards for planning science content, instruction, assessment, and professional development.
- Identify science content and adapt and design curricula to meet the interests, knowledge, understanding, abilities, and experiences of students.
- Construct teaching and assessment strategies that support the development of student understanding based on learner outcomes that nurtures a community of science learners.
- Research and summarize scientific literature, journals, and technological resources to broaden personal knowledge of science and science teaching.
- Analyze various forms of teacher and student instructional resources for their value in developing scientific literacy of all students.
- Identify and analyze a variety of teaching models, including scientific inquiry, the learning cycle, cooperative learning, and constructivist teaching and appropriately incorporate at least one of them into a unit plan.
- Model the use of demonstrations, discrepant events, analogies, and relevant examples in lessons for the teaching of science concepts.
- Design a unit of instruction with a minimum of five lesson plans with assessments that demonstrates standards-based teaching of science based on the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) that is mandated by the State of Minnesota.
- Utilize state and national safety guidelines regarding personal and legal responsibilities in the teaching of science in the middle and high school setting.
- Research minorities in science and design a lesson that can be presented in a secondary science course, based on an anti-racism theme, based on the information gained from the research.