ESE 520: Science Teaching Methods

2008-08-04 -

Meeting Time changed to 12:30 – 3:30 pm. 7/23/08 – Location is the Compass School in Vermont.

Synonym:

56814 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Stephen Holmes

Credits:

3

Seats:

16

Semester:

Fall 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 9/4 - 12/18 (12:30PM-3:29PM)

Description:

Competency Areas: Cert – Required; EE – EE Methods Required alternate; EAO, CB, IND & RMC – Elective
Required of and restricted to ES Certification students through July 31; open to all ES students on August 1.

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.