Teachers' Domain, Teaching Effective Lessons, published June 19, 2009, retrieved on ,
Teaching Effective Lesson is a graduate-level professional development course. It is designed to enhance your understanding of inquiry-based approaches to teaching standards-based physical science at the high school level. In two sessions, you will investigate physical science topics, such as atomic structure, chemical reactions, motions and forces, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Suggested teaching methodologies use a wide range of online resources, including video segments, interactive activities, and readings. These resources are drawn from Teachers' Domain, WGBH's digital library service. The course provides an opportunity to explore novel learning environments and pedagogy applications that foster student interest, involve students in the research process, advance critical thinking/problem-solving skills, and develop conceptual understanding of physical science topics.
Teaching Effective Lessons
This course examines the components that effective inquiry-based physical science lessons have in common, and how you can combine these components, including a productive learning environment, to improve your own lessons in physical science.
Session 1: Improving a Lesson
Learners identify how they can apply principles of effective curriculum design to improve their own lesson planning.
Session 2: The Environment for Learning
Learners explore how their classroom environments can foster inquiry-based learning.
All sessions and their content correspond to the National Science Education Standards.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.