Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction, 1st Edition

  • Jack Rhoton
  • Published By: National Science Teachers Assc
  • ISBN-10: 1681403943
  • ISBN-13: 9781681403946
  • DDC: 507.1
  • 170 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Overview

It’s not enough for teachers to read through the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and correlate their content to the established curriculum. Teachers must prepare to make the vision of the NGSS come alive in their classrooms. The editor maintains that the most effective preparation begins in undergraduate coursework and is sustained by ongoing professional development designed to bring about real change. The goal of this title is to contribute to that preparation—and that change. It showcases shifts that higher education science faculty, teacher education faculty, and others are already making to bring the standards to life. Written by outstanding classroom practitioners and science educators at all levels for preservice science teachers, but science education faculty and K–12 teachers can also benefit. Provides examples of teaching models that fulfill NGSS, approaches to professional development, and what can be done in teacher education and in the business community.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Foreword.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Shifts in Teacher Knowledge and Practice: Models of Teaching to Meet the Intent of the NGSS.
1: Implementing Pedagogical Approaches to Support Students in Science Practices.
2: Constructing Explanatory Arguments Based on Evidence Gathered While Investigating Natural Phenomena in the Physical Sciences in an Elementary Context.
3: Engaging Students in Disciplinary Core Ideas Through the Integration of Science and Engineering Practices While Making Connections to the Crosscutting Concepts.
4: Constructing Explanatory Arguments Based on Evidence Gathered While Investigating Natural Phenomena in a Secondary Biology Classroom.
5: Assessment That Reflects the Three Dimensions of the NGSS.
Professional Development Strategies That Support the Implementation of the Framework and the NGSS.
6: Promising Professional Learning: Tools and Practices.
7: Preparing Teachers to Successfully Implement the Three Dimensions of the NGSS.
8: Constructing Explanatory Arguments Based on Evidence Gathered While Investigating Natural Phenomena in a Professional Development Context.
9: Examining Student Work and Interactions That Reflect the NGSS.
Teacher Preparation Courses for Preservice Science Teachers.
10: State Policies and Regulations for Implementing the NGSS.
11: Helping Prospective Teachers Understand Disciplinary Core Ideas and Crosscutting Concepts in an Elementary Education Methods Course.
12: Constructing Explanatory Arguments Based on Evidence Gathered While Investigating Natural Phenomena in a Methods Course for Middle School Teachers.
13: Building a Foundation for Three-Dimensional Instruction Through Bridging Practices in a Secondary Methods Classroom.
Undergraduate Science Courses for Preservice Science Teachers.
14: Engaging Prospective Teachers in Learning Disciplinary Core Ideas and Crosscutting Concepts in an Undergraduate Course in Biological Science or Biochemistry.
15: Engaging Prospective Teachers in Learning Disciplinary Core Ideas and Crosscutting Concepts in an Undergraduate Course in Chemistry.
16: Constructing Arguments Based on Evidence Gathered While Investigating Natural Phenomena in an Undergraduate Course in Earth Science.
17: Challenges in Undergraduate Science Teaching for Prospective Teachers.
Epilogue: Three-Dimensional Instruction Beyond the Classroom.
18: Harnessing the Business Community and Other Entities to Support the Vision of the NGSS.
Index.