Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Science

Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Science

by Barbara Brauner Berns, Lynn Goldsmith, Ilene Kantrov, Doris Santamaria Makang
     
 

This book presents a framework for decision making, provides an overview of the curriculum decision-making process, and contains detailed information on a variety of science curricula and curriculum resources.See more details below

Overview

This book presents a framework for decision making, provides an overview of the curriculum decision-making process, and contains detailed information on a variety of science curricula and curriculum resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325004174
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
10/30/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
8.49(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

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Education Development Center, Inc (EDC) specializes in creating and implementing professional development programs for teachers, health care professionals, and other workers; designing technology tools and curriculum materials dedicated to inquiry-based, hands-on learning; and conducting applied research on learning in a wide variety of settings.

The Education Development Center, Inc (EDC) specializes in creating and implementing professional development programs for teachers, health care professionals, and other workers; designing technology tools and curriculum materials dedicated to inquiry-based, hands-on learning; and conducting applied research on learning in a wide variety of settings.

For over fifteen years Ilene Kantrov has been developing curriculum, software, and other resources to support the professional development of teachers. She is currently the Managing Director of the Center for Learning, Teaching, and Technology at EDC, having previously taught at Tufts University and Wheelock College.

Education Development Center, Inc (EDC) specializes in creating and implementing professional development programs for teachers, health care professionals, and other workers; designing technology tools and curriculum materials dedicated to inquiry-based, hands-on learning; and conducting applied research on learning in a wide variety of settings.

Education Development Center, Inc (EDC) specializes in creating and implementing professional development programs for teachers, health care professionals, and other workers; designing technology tools and curriculum materials dedicated to inquiry-based, hands-on learning; and conducting applied research on learning in a wide variety of settings.

Education Development Center, Inc (EDC) specializes in creating and implementing professional development programs for teachers, health care professionals, and other workers; designing technology tools and curriculum materials dedicated to inquiry-based, hands-on learning; and conducting applied research on learning in a wide variety of settings.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Aiming for Academic Excellence in Middle-Grades Curricula1
Ch. 1Critical Questions in Curriculum Decision Making23
Ch. 2Overview of the Curriculum Selection Process65
Step 1Create a Curriculum Selection Committee65
Step 2Assess Resources and Needs69
Step 3Choose Curricula for Review74
Step 4Assemble and Apply Selection Curricula76
Step 5Pilot Test the Curricula81
Ch. 3Profiles of Exemplary Science Curricula87
BSCS Middle School Science and Technology90
Event-Based Science (EBS)105
Foundations and Challenges to Encourage Technology-Based Science (FACETS)116
Foundational Approaches in Science Teaching (FAST)130
Full Option Science System (FOSS)143
Issues, Evidence and You (IEY)157
Insights172
Models in Technology and Science (MITS)186
New Directions Teaching Units201
Science Education for Public Understanding Program (SEPUP) Modules213
Science and Technology for Children (STC)227
Ch. 4Annotated Resources239
Curriculum Materials239
Additional Resources256

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