ESE 520: Science Teaching Methods

Synonym:

63938 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Eric Rhomberg

Credits:

3

Seats:

16

Semester:

Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 9/3 - 12/10 (12:30PM-3:29PM)

Description:

Competency Areas: Cert - Required; EE - EE Methods Required alternate; EAO, CB, IND & RMC - Elective
Restricted to ES Certification students from July 15 - August 13; open to all ES students on August 14.

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.