Instructor: Dr. Takumi Sato. This course is designed to support the use and implementation of technology as a tool for learning and producing knowledge in the science classroom.The course will emphasize how to support curriculum standards and learner outcomes through purposeful selection and evaluation of the available technology. The course will include consideration for the ethical and responsible use of technology as well as identifying available resources. The goal of the course is to be able to develop science lessons for the classroom that integrate technology into the science learning experiences of students in the classroom. This course meets synchronously to facilitate the development of a community of learners. This course supports the technology standards for instructional personnel in the state of Virginia.
Instructor: Dr. Takumi Sato. This advanced methods course is designed for practicing secondary science teachers. The course focuses developing teaching strategies and lesson plans that address external and internal pressures on the science teacher and classroom. This synchronous course will address external issues including state curriculum standards and Next Generation Science Standards and inquiry-based science instruction. The internal focus will be on responding to the increasingly diverse populations and needs of students. Throughout the course, students will be asked to consider the implications of phrases like “science literacy” and “science for all” on their teaching at the philosophical and practical levels. The goal of the course is to support practicing science teachers to design, implement and reflect on a teaching unit that responds to the current concerns of their classroom. Note: Students enrolled in the on-campus MAED licensure program in biology, chemistry, earth science or physics should complete this course in the fall 2014.
Instructor: Dr. Brenda Brand. Inquiry-based science pedagogy is the primary method for facilitating students’ learning in science classrooms. Assessments for inquiry-based science activities are not only used to determine students’ progress and level of understanding of the content, but also to direct the flow of learning. This course is designed to examine research on assessment in science education and the role of high stakes testing. The course will provide science education pre-service and in-service teachers with strategies for facilitating formative and summative assessment practices that inform the learning environment and encourages students to take ownership for their learning, which is a primary goal of inquiry based methodology. This course meets synchronously to facilitate the development of a community of learners.
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STEMABILITY is a college transition program for rising high school juniors and seniors with disabilities and their parents. While on the Virginia Tech campus, students will participate in engineering, technology and science learning activities designed to:
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David G. Schmale III, an associate professor of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was named one of Popular Science’s 2013 Brilliant Ten in the magazine’s October issue on stands now.
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