ESE 520: Science Teaching Methods
Synonym:86081 (for web registration)
Meeting Schedule:Thursdays 9/6 - 12/13 (12:00PM-2:59PM)
Competency Areas: Cert – Required; ASJS, CB, EE, SD, & SDCC – Methods
Prerequisite: ESE 521 Problem-Solving & Inquiry-Based Teaching.
Science Teaching Methods is designed to help prepare students’ to effectively teach science at the middle or high school level. The course takes place at Compass School, an independent middle and high school in Westminster, VT (25 minutes from Antioch). Participants will have the opportunity to observe experienced teachers in action and to interact with middle and high school students’ using these interactions as a forum for discovery, growth, and practice of teaching methods. We will practice classroom management strategies, communication techniques, curriculum design, lesson planning, assessment, and lab methods and safety. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their learning through discussion, written reflections, and optional videotaping of teaching experiences.