SEED 7380T Methods of Instruction in Adolescence Science Teaching
45 hours seminar plus conference; 3 credits
Methods of instruction and lesson planning, curriculum development and assessment, classroom management, and developing school-community relationships; analysis of New York State science curriculum, and local and national standards in science. Focus on developing self-reflective teaching styles and assessment procedures and research based instruction to address the learning needs of a diverse student population, students with special needs, English language learners; developing, implementing, and evaluating the science curriculum in urban classrooms; backwards design. Attention given to particular needs and interests of students and methods of integrating technology into the classroom. Role of materials and resources applied to teaching science at grade levels appropriate for state certification requirements. Observing, studying, and developing curriculum in light of classroom observations. Field experience of a minimum of 25 hours is required.