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This presentation is about using inquiry methods in a high school science classroom and was presented at the Christian Educators Conference Oct 24, 2013 in S. Bend IN

This presentation is about using inquiry methods in a high school science classroom and was presented at the Christian Educators Conference Oct 24, 2013 in S. Bend IN

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  • 1. Where are the Instructions? Using Inquiry in the Classroom Dale Eizenga Holland Christian HS CEA Oct 24, 2013 Wednesday, October 16, 13
  • 2. SB - CEU code: Slides are at: slideshare.net Let’s sit by similar disciplines Wednesday, October 16, 13
  • 3. About me: Taught Chemistry at HCHS for 20yrs 2008-2010 - GVSU Target Inquiry 2008 - started using movies to teach skills (Flipped Classroom) 2012 - started using Standards-based Grading Wednesday, October 16, 13
  • 4. What is Inquiry ? As with any hot topic: Lots of ideas Common characteristics “Need to Know” information - flipped learning helps w/this More than one solution - SBG helps with this Student-directed Wednesday, October 16, 13
  • 5. What isn’t Inquiry? Verification Labs - one correct answer Students: know the answer beforehand focus is “doing it right” & an expected result expect data to support the expected answer don’t see a need for multiple trials do the same procedure looking for the same result (earn a grade like worksheet) Wednesday, October 16, 13
  • 6. What isn’t Inquiry? Verification Labs Teacher: Focus on Efficiency: very clear directions - “student-proof” all materials set up carefully - lots of students accessing them at the same time “Fill-in-the-Blank” data tables short answers to questions (same for all) quick “did you do it” grades Wednesday, October 16, 13
  • 7. What isn’t Inquiry? Teacher - directed No/little student choice document/product created by teacher procedure created by teacher materials chosen by teacher How does this fit w/ your discipline? Wednesday, October 16, 13
  • 8. Common Misconceptions I don’t have TIME: I have too much to cover Breadth vs. Depth tension How effective is your current methods? (Caught vs. Taught) I can’t take the CHAOS: Students discover anything: totally open-ended Wednesday, October 16, 13
  • 9. Practical Information Teachers who haven’t learned through inquiry will struggle to teach with it. Levels of Inquiry (Fay & Bretz, Science Teacher 2008) Level Question Method Solution 0 Teacher Teacher Teacher 1 Teacher Teacher 2 Teacher 3 Wednesday, October 16, 13
  • 10. Practical Information Several styles of going “inquiry-based” Style 1: Start low & gradually progress to higher levels Pro: time to develop skills needed at higher levels Con: students resist, little time at higher levels Wednesday, October 16, 13
  • 11. Practical Information Several styles of going “inquiry-based” Style 2: Start low & quickly progress to higher levels Pro: more time at higher levels Con: too much too fast, can be difficult for students sustain the independence required for highest levels Wednesday, October 16, 13
  • 12. Practical Information Several styles of going “inquiry-based” Style 3: Use various levels within broad units Pro: experiences at all inquiry levels in varied topics, don’t have to redesign everything at once Wednesday, October 16, 13
  • 13. Practical Information Tell students WHY you are doing this style esp. important for students who have been successful in the traditional school setting. Get feedback from students & adapt Use “flipped classroom” methods to gain time - use for skills needed at diff. times by diff. students Everything in moderation! Wednesday, October 16, 13
  • 14. Examples: Acid & Base Intro Activity: Low Level Wednesday, October 16, 13
  • 15. Examples: Titration Lab - old style Wednesday, October 16, 13
  • 16. Examples: Titration Lab - today Wednesday, October 16, 13
  • 17. Examples: Reaction Rates experiment: high level Wednesday, October 16, 13
  • 18. Thanks! & Questions? SB-CEU code: Starting: Ending: Slides are at - slideshare.net Contact me: Dale Eizenga - Holland Christian H.S. deizenga@hollandchristian.org Wednesday, October 16, 13