SEED 4480 Methods of Instruction in Adolescence Science Teaching

3 hours seminar plus conference; 3 credits

Methods of instruction and lesson planning, curriculum development and assessment, instructional planning, and multiple research-validated instructional strategies for teaching students within the full range of abilities -- and skill in designing and offering differentiated instruction that enhances the learning of all students in the content area(s) of the certificate. Classroom management, backwards design, 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. 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.

Prerequisite: Secondary Education 2001, 2002. Prerequisite or corequisite: Secondary Education 3456, 3401, 3402.


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