I teach elementary science teaching methods at Penn State. My research interests are the intersection of science and engineering practices and I am passionate about equity and inclusivity in STEM.
Wed, Sep 02, 2020 12:01 PM in Office Hours
That makes sense. I like the idea of the "Online Office" discussion forum. I wonder how else we can make connections with students in ways that are more approachable than Zoom. In Spring semester when I supervised a small group of student-teachers I prefered phone calls and texts rather than Zoom. But with whole classes, I'd rather not give up my cell number unless necessary. What a...
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Wed, Sep 02, 2020 10:40 AM in Office Hours
I notice you didn't get a reply. What did you end up setting up? I'm going to schedule 15min mini conferences with each of my students as a way to check in with them since we're in a hybrid mode. If they need longer than that, then we'd set up a follow up appointment.
Wed, Sep 02, 2020 10:32 AM in Reorganizing a Methods Course
We're working with a hybrid approach and we start the semester by introducing 3D learning in conjunction with the CER (claims, evidence, & reasoning) framework. Early on we do a lot of modeling of science practices. As we go through investigations, we discuss how they can be adapted for different grade levels. We also use video analysis. Once the teacher candidates have lot...
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