Weekly Syllabus

Prior to April 3

  1. Fill out and return the pre-workshop survey that was sent to you via e-mail.
  2. Take some time to browse the workshop Web pages and ask technical questions in Technical Tips.
  3. Review the Successful Science video you received from us in the mail and read the accompanying print profile.
  4. Browse through Doug Zook’s book, Inner Space Journeys to Life on Earth, which you received from us in the mail.
  5. Check the resources area for suggested readings during the workshop.

April 3-9, Week 1

The objectives for this week are to:

Your tasks include:

  1. (for the small-group discussion) Reading the online vignette and using the three questions we posted to motivate your response.
  2. (for the large-group discussion) Reading the intentionally provocative statement and using our statements as a jumping-off point for your responses.
  3. Visiting the resources area and the sharing table.
  4. Checking out the expert panel's small-group discussion.

 

April 10-16, Week 2

The objectives for this week are to:

Your tasks include:

  1. (for the small-group discussion) Reading the online vignette and using the two questions we posted to motivate your response.
  2. (for the large-group discussion) Reading the intentionally provocative statement and fleshing out one or more of the statements we posted.
  3. Visiting the resources area and the sharing table.
  4. Checking out the expert panel's small-group discussion.

April 17-23, Week 3

The objectives for this week are to:

Your tasks include:

  1. (for the small-group discussion) Outlining a science activity of your choosing by:

giving it a name and identifying intended grade level

identifying the key learning goals (content and process)

describing the instructional methods (including high- and low- technology applications)

explaining what is specifically built in to the design of the activity to support students with disabilities

explaining what you would look for in student work or actions to know if students had met the intended goals

  1. Reading others' activity plans and giving feedback. After reflecting on the feedback you receive for your activity, feel free to defend your ideas or show how you have revised your thinking.
  2. (for the large-group discussion) Reading the provocative situation and expanding on one or more of the statements we have posted.
  3. Visiting the resources area and the sharing table.
  4. Checking out the expert panel's small-group discussion.

April 24-30, Week 4

The objectives for this week are to:

Your tasks include:

  1. (for the large-group discussion) Filling out an online survey and responding to questions about organizational factors.
  2. (for the small-group discussion) Watching the second half of the video (Project ASSIST) we sent you prior to the workshop and reviewing the Action Reflection Tool (found on pages 12-13 in the print profile included with the video); then, in your small-group, using the questions we posted to generate discussion.
  3. Visiting the resources area and the sharing table.
  4. Checking out the expert panel's small-group discussion.

May 1-7, Week 5

The objectives for this week are to:

Your tasks include:

  1. Posting a message that describes one or more key learnings from the workshop and how you plan to implement these learnings in practice.
  2. Viewing the graphs that capture the findings of Week 4's survey.