Course Description

Includes content, methods, and materials for teaching mathematics and science in an integrated elementary classroom. Strategies for implementing and assessing student achievement will be introduced.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the background and skills necessary to teach standards-based elementary math and science and to develop instructional materials so as to create a positive learning environment in the cross-cultural, linguistically diverse classroom.
  • Acquire skills through inquiry, the scientific method, to foster the ability of students to evaluate information, think analytically, and reach sound conclusions.
  • Acquire techniques to effectively use technology to access the core curriculum, integrate math and science across the curriculum, organize teaching, and investigate web resources.
  • Identify a list of websites that could be used to enhance mathematics and science instruction and to integrate math and science across the curriculum.
  • Properly identify students’ prior knowledge, select appropriate instructional objectives, and measure student progress.
  • Compare and contrast formal and informal methods to assess students’ needs and achievements, as well as an awareness of cultural and linguistic limitations of assessment practices and instruments.
  • Demonstrate classroom management strategies such as organizing and arranging a classroom, managing student work, and maintaining accountability as they relate to the teaching of mathematics and science.
  • Recognize the importance of fostering positive self-esteem in all students by providing suitable reinforcement and feedback.

Prerequisites

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