Using Phenomena and Discourse to Develop Meaningful, Equitable Science Instruction (3 credits)

CI971-R517 Usings Phenomena and Discourse to Develop Meaningful, Equitable Science Instruction (3 credits)

$715 Mem/ $815 Non Mem

Tuesdays: Feb 5-April 23 - 4:00-8:00 pm

Grafton High School - 24 Providence Street - Grafton, MA

Instructor: Kathleen Renfrew                                                                                                                                       

For all PreK-5 Teachers

This course is meant to enhance  the science instruction of in-service PreK-6 teachers. Phenomena & science talk is used to create a learning environment that fosters the engagement of students in the science and engineering practices, Participants will develop and refine foundational knowledge necessary for supporting and scaffolding children’s scientific thinking. A shared vision of meaningful and equitable science instruction will be constructed through exploring phenomena, investigation, science talk, real -time classroom work, videos, and assigned reading. Emphasis will be placed on the role and use of hands-on materials, resources, and technology that encourage the development of fundamental concepts outlined in the MA 2016 Framework of Science, Technology and Engineering. French River Education Center.