Syllabus: Summer 2022
HERO-T Workshop in Education
Location: Oliver Hall
Dr. Elizabeth W. Edmondson
Oliver Hall 3067
Texts: Various readings
- The fellow will be able to critically reflect on issues related to the Next Generation Science Standards, Virginia Standards of Learning and best science practices.
- The fellow will develop a deep understanding of the practices of science and how they can be integrated into their teaching.
- The fellow will translate content and procedures learned in their research placement into an instructional unit for use in their classroom during the 2022-23 academic year.
Class attendance and active class participation
Attendance at all workshop meetings is required. You will be expected to post course assignments on the Google Drive per schedule. Thoughtful, written feedback on your peers’ postings will be expected by the designated dates. Fellows are expected to create and teach a unit/lesson based on their research experience. In addition, fellows will share feedback on the results of their teaching with their cohort peers.
There will be no exams in this course. Your grade will be based on my subjective evaluation of your participation in the course and satisfactory completion and teaching of your unit plan.
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2022 HERO-T Workshop in Education
|Day 1||Introduction to the seminar; discuss assignments; Propose of Curriculum; review NGSS; What does science look like in the classroom?||TBD|
|Day 2||Unit/Lesson Planning- Translating your research into classroom practice; Resources for Planning||TBD|
|Day 3||Unit/Lesson Planning; individual meeting with instructor||Draft unit due at end of day. Post in Google Drive folder|
|Day 4||Peer Review and Revision|
|Day 5||Unit/Lesson Presentation; ordering of materials|
|Semester Meeting 1||Professional Development;
Reporting on unit/lesson plan delivery
|Semester Meeting 2||TBD|
|Semester Meeting 3||Prepare proposal for VAST Professional Development Conference; Apply for teaching awards|
|Semester Meeting 4||TBD|