Addressing the Pre-service Learning Needs of Education Majors in Math and Science Through Technology www.k12science.org/alliance
Overview Unique, complex, multi-state partnership 5 states 53 school systems in 3 states 6 pre-service institutions Collaborations with 5 regional organizations, foundations to augment program
Background A professional development project that prepares teachers to integrate technology into the curriculum in innovative ways that enhance student learning and support higher levels of achievement in core content areas.
Objectives improve teacher content knowledge across the curriculum provide leadership through a network of locally-distributed peer experts.
Key Aspects Increase collaboration, linkages, support between community colleges and local schools Disseminate acclaimed, standards-based curriculum and training materials Provide training on curriculum content Implementation Use of supporting materials in a variety of formats
Vision “Engaging, authentic, and curriculum-relevant uses of the Internet by teachers and students that improve student achievement in core subjects, and that promote higher-order thinking, critical analysis, collaboration, and problem-solving”
Savvy Cyber Teacher® Curriculum 30-hour in-service courses provides invaluable resources which cannot be delivered using other technologies, books, or other school resources
Savvy Cyber Teacher® Course Overview Week One: Introduction to the Internet in Education Week Two: Use of the Internet as a Communication Tool: Using E-mail in the Classroom Week Three: Enriching the Curriculum Through Telecollaborative Projects Week Four: Real Time Adventures on the Internet Week Five: Primary Sources and Multidisciplinary Connections
Savvy Cyber Teacher® Course Overview Week Six: Internet Searching Strategies: Finding Educational Web Sites on the Internet Week Seven: Classroom Implementation: Project Management Plans Week Eight: Project Management Plans II and Developing Implementation Web Pages Week Nine: Developing Implementation Web Pages (Continued) Week Ten: Presentations and Cyber-Poster Sessions
Recognition Recognition of curriculum materials by:
Emphasis on Classroom Implementation Project Management Plans - Time Management -Technology Management -Classroom Management -Instructional Management Implementation Web Sites http://www.k12science.org/alliance/teacherwork/teacherwebsites.html#Miami
Unique & Compelling Provide students with real world problem solving and critical thinking experiences Address national and local standards Build teamwork and cooperative learning skills – vital in the 21 st Century workplace Help prepare students for profiency exams (e.g. SAT, FCAT, etc.)
Pre-service Key role of Community College in teacher preparation Pre-service collaborative projects Creation of pre- service Savvy Cyber Teacher® workshop
College Faculty Program Background: MDCC has approximately 5000 early childhood and elementary education majors All of them receive their math and sciences education at MDCC before transferring to an upper division University
College Faculty Program Background: Elementary and Middle School teachers take only education courses after graduating from MDCC In the Fall 2003, MDCC will offer a four year degree in math and science education. Press Release: M-DCC WINS APPROVAL TO OFFER BACCALAUREATE DEGREE http://www3.mdcc.edu/press_releases/4yr_degree2.htm
College Faculty Program Purpose: Faculty from the Alliance Plus program are training MDCC faculty teaching math, Sciences and EME to elementary and middle school education majors in the unique and compelling uses of the Internet in the classroom, to widen their knowledge in the areas mentioned above.
College Faculty Program The units of the program include: Information Management Searching Strategies Inquiry-based Learning Telecollaboratives Real Time Data Sites Ask an Expert Sites Primary Sources Publication Protocol and Web Publishing
Weather Data Historical Diary Student Web Page Keypal/ePal Exchange WebQuests Foreign Newspapers Voting Records Research Online Quizzes Lesson Plans Leveraging the Internet for Learning 21 st Century Workforce Skills Advanced Higher-order Thinking Skills BasicAdvanced Traditional Unique & Compelling Innovative Internet-based Applications
Unique & Compelling Real time data: http://www.k12science2.org/training/realtimedata/ Communications tool http://www.k12science.org/askanexpert.html Publishing student work Access primary source materials http://www.k12science2.org/cyberteacher/v2/primarysource2.htm
Unique & Compelling Use of the Internet to Access Real-Time Data Students can access real-time information that can dynamically enrich their science lessons and impact on problem solving and critical thinking skills. Weather Satellite Images http://www.k12science2.org/realtimedatasites.html Remote Sensing Data (e.g. Air Quality) http://www.k12science2.org/nationalprojects.html Government Databases
Unique & Compelling Use of the Internet as a Communication Tool Students can use the Internet to communicate with experts in various fields, or with other classrooms and students from around the world. Ask-An-Expert Projects http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ Telementoring http://www.k12science.org/tutorials/telementoring/ Collaborative Projects http://www.k12science2.org/training/water1995/
Unique & Compelling Use of the Internet to Publish Student Work Students can publish their work online where the whole world can see it, comment on it, and interact with the students about it. Student Presentations/Reports Integrates Reading, Writing and Communications Skills Great Motivator!
Unique & Compelling Use of the Internet to Access Primary Sources Students now have access to digitally archived historical documents, from the Library of Congress and National Archives. Diaries Historical Photographs http://www.k12science2.org/cyberteacher/v2/primarysource1.htm Creates Multidisciplinary Lessons