Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Inquiry-Based Instructional Approaches for Science and Mathematics I
Course: EDU111

First Term: 2010 Fall
Lec + Lab   1 Credit(s)   2 Period(s)   1.7 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Exploring teaching as a career option through observations and active participation in science or mathematics lessons. Supervised experience in planning and implementing inquiry-based science and/or mathematics lessons in elementary classroom settings.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Complete a minimum of two observations and design/implement a minimum of 3 inquiry-based lessons using exemplary curriculum sources of inquiry-based science and/or math lessons. (I, V)
2. Write performance objectives and assessments of those objectives for each lesson. (II)
3. Use probing questions to elicit feedback to determine students` acquisition of knowledge. (II, III)
4. Implement strategies for achieving instructional equity. (III)
5. Demonstrate basic proficiency in the use of technology. (IV)
6. Implement safe classroom practices. (V)
7. Assess commitment to pursue teaching as a career. (VI)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Inquiry-Based Instructional Approaches for Science and Mathematics in Elementary Classroom Settings
   A. Biological sciences curriculum study 5E instructional model
      1. Engage
      2. Explore
      3. Explain
      4. Elaborate
      5. Evaluate
   B. Writing a 5E lesson plan
   C. Practice teaching a 5E lesson plan
   D. Revising a 5E lesson plan
   E. Classroom safety
   F. Professionalism
   G. Reflection
II. The Relationship Between Performance Objectives and Assessment
   A. Arizona academic standards
   B. Writing measurable lesson objectives
   C. Assessing student work related to the objectives
      1. Formative assessment
      2. Summative assessment
III. Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Elementary Classroom Settings
   A. Probing questions
   B. Cooperative learning
   C. Students with special needs
IV. Technology
   A. Role of the internet for instruction
   B. Web-based resources for instruction
   C. Using the internet for instruction
V. Practicum experience in elementary classroom settings
   A. Classroom observations
   B. Application of safe classroom practices
   C. Application of classroom management
   D. Application of professionalism
   E. Application of 5E instructional model
   F. Reflection
VI. Career in Teaching
   A. Self-assessment
   B. Reflection
Last MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  6/22/2010

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