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Session
Date
Topic
1
Feb 5 & 7
Intro to Teaching Ocean Science
   Reading: An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century
2
Feb 12 & 14
The Process of Science
   Reading: The Nature of Science, Habits of the Mind
   On-line: What is Science?
   Hand in days/times you are available to teach
3
Feb 21
(cont. Feb 26)
Comparing Teaching Approaches (SW and LM)
   Reading: Improving Instruction
   On-Line: How are you taught at MIT/WHOI?
4
Feb 28
Building Towards Inquiry
   Reading: Scientist’s Perspective on Inquiry
   On-Line: Considering the word Inquiry
   Start observing 1-2x in M-H classroom
5
Mar 4 & 6
Blank Slates or Clever Minds (LM and SW)
   Reading: Children’s Own Concepts
   On-Line: Science concepts and misconceptions
   Undergrad Lesson Idea Proposal due
6
Mar 11 & 13
Questioning Strategies
   Reading: Right Question at the Right Time
   On-Line: The role of questions in your classroom 
   Start teaching in M-H classroom 1 h/week
7
Mar 18 & 20
 Promoting Discussion
   Reading: When Recitation Becomes Conversation
   On-Line: Responding to students’ responses
The Questions Lab
(AT) 11 AM at Mullen Hall
   Reading: Helping Children Raise Questions ...
   Submit list of questions and bring to class
   
MIT SPRING BREAK
8
Apr 1 & 3
Questions Lab Debrief and Lesson Discussion
   On-Line: What are questions instructors have asked?
Promoting Discussion (continued from Mar. 18)
9
Apr 8 & 10
Assessment
   Reading: The Case for Strengthening Assessment
   On-line: How have you been assessed at MIT/WHOI?
10
Apr 15 & 17
Designing a Lesson
  Reading: Backward Design, and Teaching Large Classes
  On-line: What challenges are you facing with Lesson Design?
  Written Assessment due
    NO CLASS MEETING (Falmouth School Break)
11
Apr 29, May1
Designing an Undergraduate Course
  Readings: When to use PowerPoint, and Techped
  On-line: Slide evaluation
  Assessment Analysis, Undergrad Lesson Plan due
12
May 6 & 8
Oral presentations of Undergrad Lesson
    Presentation Review due
13
May 13
Oral presentations of Undergrad Lesson
    Presentation Review due


 

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