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A Curiosity-Driven Approach to Teaching K-2 Science

Course Description:

Bring out the scientist in every K-2 student with engaging instruction that builds upon their natural curiosities while deepening understanding of core NGSS concepts. Develop a firm understanding of inquiry-based and connected learning, master evidence-based strategies for integrating both into science lessons, and receive exemplar lessons for teaching topics such as Animal Adaptations and Energy and Motion.

Upon course completion, you’ll be able to:

• Evaluate and select multimodal instructional resources

• Explain the effectiveness of inquiry-based, connected learning for supporting scientific understanding and knowledge development

• Identify and apply culturally relevant teaching practices to support students’ social, emotional, and cognitive development

• Develop a comprehensive lesson plan that includes research-based resources for connecting learners to each other, their families, their communities, and the world

Note: This is a facilitated course. Learners submit coursework and participate in asynchronous discussions throughout the course term, and receive graded feedback.

For assignments and evaluation details, see the full Syllabus.

Similar to an in-person undergraduate or graduate-level course, the number of hours identified for this course reflects the expected amount of time learners will spend online, but does not reflect the total time spent completing coursework and assignments offline.

Graduate Credit Information:
Graduate credit may be obtained from the provider(s) listed below, for an additional fee after the course begins.
Ashland University - 3.0 credits - pricing
Sierra Nevada College - 3.0 credits - pricing
Central Michigan University - 3.0 credits - pricing
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ID Price Start End  
SCIE207.11 $300.00 01/15/2020 02/25/2020 ENROLL

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“My online discussion boards offer me contact with other colleagues to discuss ideas, problems, and means of implementation for the curriculum.”

Jeannie Dyke
Reading Specialist
SY Jackson Elementary School