The Smithsonian Science Education Center’s The Science of Teaching Science Professional Certificate
What you will learn:
- How to identify student misconceptions and mental models in science.
- How to develop plans for using the identified student misconceptions and mental models to teach new ideas.
-How to apply the instructional strategies presented in the videos to planning new instruction.
Fired Up About Energy – explores common student misconceptions related to the study of energy and suggests methods for effectively representing and discussing the topic in the classroom. This online workshop: “Fired up about Energy ” is based on ideas presented in Good Thinking! an original animated series developed [...]
That’s so Meta(cognitive)! — investigates how explicitly teaching students metacognitive strategies helps them become more effective learners, able to integrate knowledge rather than just memorize isolated science facts and definitions.
Science: A Work in Progress - shows how science isn’t produced through one linear method, but through an interconnected set of practices, and examines ways that teachers can make learning science in the classroom more authentic. This online workshop: Science: A Work in Progress, is based on ideas presented [...]
Conceptual Change: How New Ideas Take Root — explores the ways students learn and develop new conceptual understandings, and shows how student misconceptions can be uncovered and addressed as a part of effective learning. This online workshop: Conceptual Change: How New Ideas Take Root? is based on ideas presented [...]