STeLLA for a Medical Mystery
Professional Learning to Support an NGSS Unit for Middle School Science Teachers
Online Summer 2021 Science Education Professional Renewal Course
In this course you will learn strategies of teaching a designed-for-NGSS middle school life science unit to students in grades 6-9. You will learn to enact this NGSS unit using a unique, videocase-based approach that engages you in analyzing science lesson videos from real classrooms. You will have opportunities to analyze video clips of implementation of the unit and use of STeLLA strategies in small groups. The emphasis in this course will be on essential elements of quality science instruction, specifically making student thinking visible and creating a coherent science content storyline to empower learning for a diverse student population. During the course you will also deepen your science content knowledge related to body systems and how they interact. Through analysis and practice work, you will deepen your knowledge of effective science teaching and learning.
Through the STeLLA for A Medical Mystery coursework, you will develop knowledge and abilities for teaching science in ways that will help all students make significant progress in understanding core science ideas, crosscutting concepts in science, and scientific practices. These learning goals are identified in the Next Generation Science Standards. This course provides opportunities for you to learn how to enact ideas from the course into your science teaching.
Level of Study
Course runs: June 18 - August 15, 2021
(See syllabus for scheduled virtual meeting sessions)
Add/Register by: July 23
Drop by: July 30
Withdraw by: August 6
Susan M. Kowalski, Ph.D.
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