Integrating the National Science Education Standards into Classroom Practice

Integrating the National Science Education Standards into Classroom Practice

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Written by an experienced science teacher and science teacher educator, this brief volume helps bridge the gap between theory and practice. It offers readers a tool to understand not only what the National Science Education Standards (NSES) are, but also how they can enrich science teaching and learning to promote scientific literacy for all. In addition to offering clear descriptions of each of the six standards, Integrating the National Science Education Standards into Classroom Practice also: * Provides sample activities drawn from contemporaryclassrooms, demonstrating the spirit of the NSES inpractice (see pages 14-15, 17-18, and 37-39).* Includes artifacts from K-12 classrooms drawn from theauthor's experience as a public school teacher to illustrateteaching, program development, and curricular practicesconsistent with the goals of the NSES (see pages 39-40,44-46, and 50).* Presents examples of curriculum content and delivery,performance-based assessment, and models for staffdevelopment in line with the NSES (see pages 64, 93,and 102).* Illustrates best practices through end-of-chaptervignettes based on real-life teaching experiences toemphasize the effectiveness of the NSES (see pages52-53, 136-137, and 141-142).show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 208.3 x 271.8 x 12.7mm | 90.72g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0131173456
  • 9780131173453

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Written by an experienced science teacher and science teacher educator, this brief volume helps bridge the gap between theory and practice. It offers readers a tool to understand not only what the National Science Education Standards (NSES) are, but also how they can enrich science teaching and learning to promote scientific literacy for all. In addition to offering clear descriptions of each of the six standards, "Integrating the National Science Education" "Standards into Classroom Practice "also: Provides sample activities drawn from contemporary classrooms, demonstrating the spirit of the NSES in practice (see pages 14 15, 17 18, and 37 39). Includes artifacts from K 12 classrooms drawn from the author s experience as a public school teacher to illustrate teaching, program development, and curricular practices consistent with the goals of the NSES (see pages 39 40, 44 46, and 50). Presents examples of curriculum content and delivery, performance-based assessment, and models for staff development in line with the NSES (see pages 64, 93, and 102). Illustrates best practices through end-of-chapter vignettes based on real-life teaching experiences to emphasize the effectiveness of the NSES (see pages 52 53, 136 137, and 141 142)."show more

Table of contents

Part I: Science Teaching, Science Content, and Assessment Chapter 1: Introduction to Science Standards Scenario Introduction Defining and Debating Inquiry What will the Standards do for us as Preservice and Practicing Teachers? Overview of Content of Book Summary References Chapter 2: Standards for Science Teaching Scenario: The Traditional Classroom Changing Emphases for Science Education Standards Examining and Interpreting the Science Education Standards Implications for Practice Scenario: A National Science Education Standards-informed Classroom References Chapter 3: Standards for Assessment in Science Education Scenario Changing Emphases Examining and Interpreting the Professional Development Standards Implications for Practice Scenario: NSES-informed Professional Development Experiences Resources Chapter 4: Standards for Science Content Scenario: Traditional View of Science Content Standards Changing Emphases Examining and Interpreting the Science Content Standards Implications for Practice Scenario: NSES-informed ... Resources Part II: Programs and Policy Chapter 5: Standards for Science Education Program Scenario: A Traditional View of Science Education Programs Changing Emphases Examining and Interpreting the Science Education Program Standards Implications for Practice Scenario: NSES-informed science program Resources Chapter 6: Standards for Science Education System Scenario: The Traditional Conception of Science Education Systems Changing Emphases Examining and Interpreting the Science Education System Standards Implications for Practice Scenario: NSES-informed Professional Development Experiences Resources Chapter 7: Standards for Professional Development for Teachers of Science Scenario Changing Emphases Examining and Interpreting the Professional Development Standards Implications for Practice Scenario: NSES-informed Professional Development Experiences Resources Chapter 8: Epilogue: Putting Principles into Practice Reflection Informing Instructional Practices The Standards as Goals for Improving Instruction Educational Change Closing Referencesshow more