Sep 9th 2013

Inquiry Science Learning: Perspectives and Practices 1 - Science Leadership (Coursera)

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This is the first in a series of four courses; each addressing a different set of skills science educators need to meet the demands of their career. In this course, teachers will engage in experiences designed to develop the skills needed to be a leader on their campus and to promote and enhance science learning in spheres outside their classroom.

A revolution is underway in science classrooms. The demands of the new workplace and the ready access to information afforded by new technologies have radically changed the way we define a scientifically literate society.

More than ever teachers need professional development that provides them with the resources they need and empowers them to take the action required to build classrooms where the next generation of scientifically literate students will flourish.

Inquiry Science Learning: Perspectives and Practices consists of four courses, each designed to address a different strand in the development of skills teachers need to meet the demands of their career, including the following.

1. Science Leadership

2. Techniques for Success

3. Science Content

4. Student-Centered Inquiry

In this first course we will focus on helping teachers expand their influence outside their classroom to promote scientific literacy throughout their school and into the larger community.

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