Presentation on theme: "Turning teacher preparation “upside down” A practice-based, videocase-centric science methods course (and beyond) The Association for Science Teacher Education."— Presentation transcript:
Turning teacher preparation “upside down” A practice-based, videocase-centric science methods course (and beyond) The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) International Meeting San Antonio, TX Jody Bintz, Science Educator, BSCS Connie Hvidsten, Science Educator, BSCS
Opening What is your relationship to teacher preparation?
Focus Questions What is the ViSTA Plus practice-based approach to preservice teacher education? How could a practice-based approach transform preservice teacher education?
Research Study Results of ViSTA and STeLLA Major components of the online ViSTA Plus program ViSTA Plus research questions
Getting to Know the ViSTA Plus Methods Course Decompositio n Videocases Videocase Analysis: The Student Thinking Lens Content Deepening: Matter cycles and energy flows Practice Assignments Water Cycle Videocases Videocase Analysis: The Science Content Storyline Lens Content Deepening: Matter, molecules, and the water cycle Practice Assignments
Science Content Storyline: Strategy D Read the first four (4) paragraphs on p. 1 of the Strategy D Document for: Purpose Key features Be prepared to share
Video Analysis: The Basics Viewing Basic #1: Look past the trivial, the little things that “bug” you. Viewing Basic #2: Avoid the “this doesn’t look like my classroom” trap. Viewing Basic #3: Avoid making snap judgments about the teaching or learning in the classroom you are viewing. Analysis Basic #1: Focus on student thinking and the science content storyline. Analysis Basic #2: Look for evidence to support any claims. Analysis Basic #3: Look more than once (video and transcript). Analysis Basic #4: Consider alternative explanations and teaching strategies.
Video Analysis: Ms. Kawamura Lesson 3 Sun’s Effect on Climate and Seasons How does Ms. Kawamura help students make their thinking visible using content representations/ models? How does engaging students in the use of content representations/models (Strategy D) promote deep student thinking?
Group Conversation What are the benefits of using video analysis to ground a methods course in a practice- based approach to preservice teacher education? What do you see as the promise of the ViSTA Plus practice-based approach for teacher education (i.e., from university through early career)?
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