2SNC4E Prerequisites Science Grade 9 Academic or Applied and Grade 11 Science Workplace (SNC3E)
3What are the purposes of the workplace preparation course? Presenter’s notes:-stress that students are not ‘blank slates’; they all come to a course with their own personal practical knowledge-stress that all students may know an answer, but an instructor must ask for the information in various ways, in order to extract the knowledge from the student.
4Purposes of SNC4Eto develop scientific literacy in students who will not be specializing in science at university or college;to understand basic science concepts;to develop skills of inquiry and communication;to relate science to technology, society and the environment;to provide a science option for senior students who are interested in going directly to the workplace upon graduation.Review these points with the participants.?
5SNC4E Strands Chemistry at Home and Work Communications: Sounds and PicturesMedical TechnologyGardening, Horticulture, Landscaping, and ForestryAlternative Environments
6Alternative Environments Communications: Sounds and Pictures BiologyChemistryGardening,Horticulture, Landscaping, and ForestryChemistry at Home and WorkAlternative EnvironmentsMedical TechnologyThis Venn Diagram reinforces that all the traditional disciplines are considered. In this case, the E&S strand, alternative environments, can sever as a culminating unit that draws from the other areas of science, as shown above.Communications: Sounds and PicturesPhysics
7Goals of All Secondary Science Programs To understand the basic concepts of scienceTo develop the skills, strategies, and habits of mind required for scientific inquiryTo relate science to technology, society, and the environment
8KNOWLEDGE SKILLS STSE Overall expectations Every strand has 3 overall expectations that relates to one of the goals:KNOWLEDGESKILLSSTSE
9Gardening, Horticulture, Landscaping, and Forestry Overall expectationsdemonstrate an understanding of the conditions required for plant growth, and of the techniques used in gardening, horticulture, landscaping and forestry;investigate experimentally the effect of various conditions on the growth of plants, and demonstrate skills in the use of tools and techniques associated with either gardening, horticulture, or landscaping;demonstrate an understanding of the importance of cultivated and wild plants to society, the economy and the environment.KNOWLEDGESKILLSSTSE
10Building a Resource Base Divide into five groupsEach group will work on the specific expectations forone SNC4E strandActivityBrainstorm possible resources related to your designated strand.2. Use chart paper to record your answers andbe prepared to present them to the whole group.Distribute the curriculum documents which will outline specific objectives for knowledge, skills and STSE in all the 5 strands of workplace 12. In breakout groups, have participants brainstorm where they can gather more information or ideas that will help them to deliver the workplace curriculum in a meaningful way.Emphasize that this is an important way of sharing ideas among the group since there is no ‘textbook’ available by the publishers for this course.
11Building a Resource Base - Examples Local community establishments (e.g., garden centers, hospitals, electronics stores)Industry and trade (e.g., research companies, drug companies)Volunteer organizationsUniversities and Colleges (e.g., mentorship programs, guest speakers)Government offices (e.g., city hall)
12-learning styles -accommodations -modifications Planning, instruction and assessment must account for students’:-strengths-learning styles-accommodations-modifications
13Use a variety of teaching, learning and assessment strategies and tools Word SmartPeople SmartMath SmartSelf - SmartMultipleIntelligencesHave the candidates fill out a worksheet that has some traditional tools (from the assessment session in the morning of day 1) and draw a “T” chart on how they would modify these approaches in a workplace course.Music SmartPicture SmartTraditional ModifiedBody SmartNature smart-paper and pencil tests oral presentations-quizzes guest speakers-reports field trips-theory model building-notes/lectures skits-etc etc.
14Information Technology Computers and telecommunication networks are commonplace in education and the workplaceProvide opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will allow them to use computer technology effectively, confidently and ethically.Technologyat WORK.