Examine your teaching—in your own K-8 classroom—in this clinically-based program with a focus on elementary science.
Targeted for current teachers in a K-8 classroom, a key feature of this online program is the continuous coaching of instructional practices using video technology that captures both teacher and student work. All coursework is directly tied to the real work you do in your classroom. The science content courses that complement the clinical courses—in engineering, physical science, life science, earth and space science, and the physics of mechanics—provide deeper subject matter knowledge and understanding.Three highly interactive practices are emphasized:assessment, culture and climate of the classroom, and teaching for learning progressions.
In this introductory course on science inquiry participants investigate common everyday phenomena. This course invites participants to “uncover” the complexity of a simple glass of water. They observe physical processes at play in this familiar system and develop scientific "habits of mind." Participants see how scientific principles can be applied to understanding the world around us. The following key physical science concepts are explored: density, displacement, buoyancy, melting, freezing, equilibrium, phase changes and energy transfers.
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We offer Effective Teaching M.Ed. content specializations in Elementary Education Generalist, Literacy, Mathematics, and Science. Coming soon: Early Childhood, Special Education, Teaching Through the Arts.