If you want to make the most of your precious professional development budget, and who doesn't?, look for inspiration in this updated edition from the Exemplary Science series. This essay collection is designed to spark new ideas while encouraging high-quality learning opportunities for teachers at all grade levels. The book features: an overview of current research on quality profesisonal develoment and how it aligns with the US National Science Education Standards; fourteen professional development programs that provide real-life models of how to train current or future teachers to carry out the constructivist, inquiry-based approach recommended by the Standards; and a reader's guide that includes suggestions for using the book in professional learning communities and other collaborative settings. Some of the collections authors contributed to the first edition and have updated their chapters to share additional data and communicate what they've learned that might support your work. Additional chapters describe programs and approaches new to this edition. Whether you're a teacher, staff development provider, administrator, or preservice science methods instructor, you'll find this collection to be a fresh and highly useful professional learning tool.Best Practices in Professional Development Susan Koba, Brenda Wojnowski, Robert Eugene Yager ... school physics teacher or an engineer) to assist in developing deeper understanding of concepts of force and motion involved in the activities. ... a practical understanding of physical science concepts and Newtona#39;s lawsispecifically force and motion, and work and ... with three distinct phases: exploration, concept development, and application (Cooney, Escalada, and Unruh 2008).
|Author||:||Susan Koba, Brenda Wojnowski, Robert Eugene Yager|
|Publisher||:||NSTA Press - 2013-01-01|