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  • 1. America’s Lab Report
    An Action Plan for Improving our Lab Activities
    Eric Hall
    Lance Maffin
    Tracy Pearson
    Ella Spiegel
  • 2. The Premise…
    • Traditional cookbook labs fail to engage students
    • 3. “Tools for Converting Cookbook Labs into Inquiry” by Mark J. Volkmann and Sandra K. Abell
  • 4. What is Inquiry Based Teaching?
    • Focuses students' inquiry on challenging questions
    • 5. Teaches students specific procedures or processes that are essential to problem solving
    • 6. Teaches critical thinking skills
    • 7. Expects students to apply concepts to new situations
    • 8. Structure lessons to include opportunities for students to access information and work with peers
    • A series of activities and lessons, students work together toward a general goal
    • 9. Builds lessons into opportunities for performance
    • 10. Involve students in the process of being able to figure out patterns
    • 11. Rely on authentic assessment of learning
  • The Question…
    How do we efficiently and effectively plan and implement an in-depth, integrated lab experience in our classrooms?
  • 12. A Solution: Inquiry-Based Integrated Instructional Units (I3U)
    • They are designed with clear learning outcomes in mind
    • 13. They are thoughtfully sequenced into the flow of classroom science instruction
    • 14. They are designed to integrate the learning of science content with learning about the process of science
    • 15. They incorporate ongoing student reflection and discussion
  • The I3U Model
  • 16. Principles of Instructional Design
    • Create a design with clear learning outcomes in mind
    • 17. Sequenced into the flow of classroom instruction
    • 18. Design lessons to integrate learning of science content with learning about the processes of science
    • 19. Incorporate ongoing student reflection and discussion
  • How Will The Things We Learned Influence Our Practice?
    • We can change the atmosphere in our classroom and move away from primarily doing lectures and cookbook labs
    • 20. Introduce formative assessments and inquiry-based labs that help students to develop critical thinking skills
  • How Will We Apply New Knowledge To Teaching?
    • Convert non-inquiry, teacher-centered lab experiences to inquiry-based, student-centered lab experiences.
    • 21. Create new lab experiences that challenge students to be innovative and scientific thinkers.
  • What Actions Will We Take In Our Schools And Beyond?
    • Use I3U methodology to modify existing labs and create new ones.
    • 22. Share I3U design strategies with department-members and encourage cooperation when creating new lab experiences.