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Study group presentation 2010 alr

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

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