February 2012


Please prepare a 30-minute version of the ‘Eliciting student ideas to adapt instruction’ Instructional Activity.  While we will not be able to get through everyone, we should be able to examine the practice of at least 3 of you.  Please follow the following format: Introduce the phenomenon Eliciting observations You must decide to do this [...]

From the reading handed out in class Respond to the statement “use of visual tools for visual patterning and thus transforming information into knowledge may have a far greater impact on student learning than any other set of tools”. You have two choices for responding; Write a 1.5 – 2 page essay that reveals your [...]

Hi, This is a reminder that you are expected to meet your adviser to inform what your project is about and get feedback on your data/evidence collection plan. I forgot to tell you one thing about next week. We will have another candidate who has expertise in conceptual change learning. So I asked him to [...]

Due 2/22 Critiquing Denise’s Group Assignment Use the 5 elements of cooperative learning Indicate weak or strong for each If weak, suggest how to improve If strong, explain why Read “What Helps Us Learn?” Identify (highlight or list) examples of differentiation Next to each, identify…Interest, Ability, or Learning style

For Wednesday: Begin working through the Big Ideas Tool.  The goal is to come up with a big idea for your unit as well as a few options for phenomena to start out the unit. Look through the first section on big ideas and phenomena of the 3 case studies. In the pedagogy folder, please [...]

For Monday, please: Read your chosen chapter on inquiry.  Be prepared, with your partner, to lead a 10-15 minute discussion. Look back over the Big Ideas Primer (can be found in the Science Pedagogy II folder) Continue working on your unit plan.

After reading “Making Cooperative Learning Equitable”, construct and respond to 6 questions from Anderson and Krathwohl’s Taxonomy (Bloom’s updated). Deliberations and Impressions – Literacy Strategies, move to Google Docs. Hard copies of Teacher and Student interviews (literacy strategies and note taking) to Jeff Reference sheet (chart for lit strategies) completed and in Google Docs

Hi, You all did a very good job in analyzing student work. I made some comments. Please revise the analysis before you put on a CD. You can find the table of contents of the CD here: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/smehandbook/work-sample-overview/ Next week, we will finally meet again. We will focus on master’s project from now on. Please [...]

Deliberations and Impressions assignment •Be sure you have read Teaching Reading in Mathematics and Science •Reveal your intentions, reservations, roadblocks, and emotions that you now have when considering how to teach content through literacy strategies •Be sure to weave in citations from the article Writing strategy assignment •Select a standard /objective (list these) •Develop a [...]

For Wednesday please: Read Ch. 1 of Science as Inquiry in the Secondary Setting Sketch out the rationale for your work sample unit (bullets are fine).

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