SCI430 - Methods & Materials for Teaching Secondary Science

General

Prefix
SCI
Course Number
430
Course ID
00003417
Course Level
Undergraduate
Instruction Mode
Lec/Lab
Department(s)
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Description
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

Prerequisites

Credits

Min
3
Max
3
Repeatable
No

Goals and Diversity

MN Goal Course
No
MN Goal Designation(s)
-
Cultural Diversity
No

Learning Outcomes

Outcome
Analyze state and national standards for planning science content, instruction, assessment, and professional development.
Outcome
Identify science content and adapt and design curricula to meet the interests, knowledge, understanding, abilities, and experiences of students.
Outcome
Construct teaching and assessment strategies that support the development of student understanding based on learner outcomes that nurtures a community of science learners.
Outcome
Research and summarize scientific literature, journals, and technological resources to broaden personal knowledge of science and science teaching.
Outcome
Analyze various forms of teacher and student instructional resources for their value in developing scientific literacy of all students.
Outcome
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.
Outcome
Model the use of demonstrations, discrepant events, analogies, and relevant examples in lessons for the teaching of science concepts.
Outcome
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.
Outcome
Utilize state and national safety guidelines regarding personal and legal responsibilities in the teaching of science in the middle and high school setting.
Outcome
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.

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