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MindTap Education for Science Stories: Science Methods for Elementary and Middle School Teachers 6th Edition

Janice Koch

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Overview

MindTap® Education for Koch's Science Stories: Science Methods for Elementary and Middle School Teachers, 6th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie-cutter into cutting-edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. MindTap is a scaffolded learning experience designed to help students become classroom ready, reflective thinkers. As students move through the learning path, they will understand concepts critical to becoming a great teacher; create tools and prepare artifacts for their portfolio, and demonstrate competency in key areas in their course.

Janice Koch, Hofstra University

Janice Koch is Professor Emeritus of Science Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Hofstra University, Long Island, New York. She developed and taught science education courses to elementary, middle, and secondary pre-and in-service teachers. Additionally, she taught courses addressing: Introduction to Education, Action Research, Qualitative Research, and Gender Issues in the classroom. Dr. Koch shares her passion for teaching and learning through presentations as well as through her introduction to education text TEACH, 3rd Edition (2016, Cengage Learning). Her acclaimed textbook SCIENCE STORIES has been used by thousands of pre-service and in-service educators interested in creating meaningful science experiences for their students. She and her husband currently reside in Central Maryland, where she consults on education projects across the country and internationally and evaluates grant funded science education initiatives. She presented her work at Oxford University in 2014.
  • MindTap helps streamline your workflow with carefully curated content and a unique set of tools, saving you valuable time in course preparation. In addition, automatically graded assignments and quizzes save you time and provide students with instant feedback on their work.
  • The Message Center app helps you to quickly and easily contact students directly from the MindTap platform. Any message posted in the Message Center is communicated directly to each enrolled student via the communication medium preferred by the student.
  • Provide students with organizational and study tools designed to better manage their limited time, allowing them to complete assignments whenever and wherever they are ready to learn.
  • Give students experience in practicing concepts and applying teaching shills in real-life situations. Student-created artifacts are saved to their free eportfolio, offering students a jump start in creating their own materials for their portfolios and for their future practice.
  • Save students money in their course materials with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Engage students with videos filmed in real classrooms, demonstrating theories and concepts in action, activating prior knowledge, and providing opportunity for reflection.
  • Track students in real time with the Progress app, adjusting the course as needed based on analytics of interactivity in the course.
  • With the MindTap Mobile App, you can keep your students informed of assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course while also arming them with on-the-go study tools like flashcards and quizzing.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pulling from sources like YouTube videos, Google Docs, websites, RSS feeds, and more. Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • StudyHub is a one-stop-studying tool that allows you to deliver important information and empowers your students to personalize their experience. Share content from the MindTap Reader and create notes and study guides to help students focus and succeed.
Learning Objectives and Standards. Students read the learning objectives and applicable standards that will be covered in the chapter.

Video or Image Case. Students watch a video or view an image, and then answer the two open-ended focus questions to start engagement with the chapter, activate relevant prior knowledge, and begin to build foundational understanding of the chapter content.

Podcasts. Students listen to a short podcast recorded by author Janice Koch as she offers a preview of chapter content and highlights the relevance to students’ future teaching careers.

eBook Chapter. Students read the associated eBook chapter to learn about relevant concepts and access greater context and depth on key concepts.

Quiz: Did You Get it? Students take a 15-question reading comprehension quiz, assessing them at the remembering and understanding levels of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy. Students receive instant feedback on their work and can link back to the eBook to areas to re-read when they answer incorrectly.

Scenario. Students learn to apply key concepts from the reading to their teaching practice. Students read a grade-level scenario on a typical teaching and learning situation, create and upload an artifact in response to the focus assignment, and evaluate their response, moving them to the highest levels of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy. All artifacts are saved automatically to the student’s free eportfolio.

Quiz: Wrapping It Up. Students take a final 10-question reading comprehension quiz to ensure that they know and remember the major concepts covered in the chapter and activities. The final chapter has 5 short-answer questions, inviting students to reflect not only on the chapter content but on the science journey they’ve made throughout the course.

Professional Resource Downloads. Students download practical, professional resources such as planning tools, forms, and checklists to customize and immediately implement in their classrooms. Students can save these resources and have access to them throughout their career.

Additional Resources.
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This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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Instructor Diane Carter from the University of Idaho talks about how MindTap helps her personalize her course.

“MindTap’s greatest strengths are the progress tracking and the ability to add [your own] materials that are gradable.”

“I’m convinced that the higher course ratings and grades were, in large part, a result of students’ engagement. It was an unmitigated success.”

“Almost across the board, students using MindTap improved on the main learning objectives of the class ...I’ve never seen any results like this.”

“MindTap was very useful – it was easy to follow and everything was right there.”

“I’m definitely more engaged because of MindTap.”

“MindTap puts practice questions in a format that works well for me.”

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Online PowerPoint® Slides

ISBN: 9781337096300
Vibrant Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture, by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank

ISBN: 9781337096294
The online Instructor's Manual that accompanies the text contains information to assist the instructor in designing the course, including sample syllabi, discussion questions, teaching and learning activities, field experiences, learning objectives, and additional online resources.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781337096355
Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.