This is a professional learning opportunity for teachers that will lead to a graduate certificate in science education at the elementary and secondary level. The graduate credits earned can be used later to obtain a graduate education degree.
Teachers explore how to engage students in a variety of inquiry practices, such as asking questions, using evidence to support claims, creating models, and designing investigations to find potential solutions to questions.
Common alternative conceptions specific to introductory physics and chemistry are emphasized along with content-specific pedagogy to deepen teachers’ conceptual understanding in direct correlation to national and state science standards.
This course explores the idea of providing all students with equitable access to an inquiry-based science education, and examines possible barriers to success. Teachers will develop a variety of inclusive strategies for teaching science to diverse populations in grades 4-8.
This course, taught by a UF scientist, provides foundational knowledge of earth and space sciences with an emphasis on Florida environments and societal issues of local and global significance
Participants will explore the use of different science curriculum development models, and examine the role of standards, learning goals, and assessment in curriculum design.