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Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems Book Chapter
Book Chapter
Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems
By: Cynthia Long
Grade Level: High School
The big idea for an area of study that challenges students year after year but yet is essential to life processes is the relationship between matter and energy—how we get and use energy for life. If we put a phrase to this, it is all about cellular respiration. But to say this phrase without meaning is just another intimidating biology term. This is how the author set out to design a sequence of lessons for biology students. This area of study comes...  [view full summary]
The big idea for an area of study that challenges students year after year but yet is essential to life processes is the relationship between matter and energy—how we get and use energy for life. If we put a phrase to this, it is all about cellular respiration. But to say this phrase without meaning is just another intimidating biology term. This is how the author set out to design a sequence of lessons for biology students. This area of study comes directly after students have studied photosynthesis.

After the lessons described in this chapter, students make connections between photosynthesis and cellular respiration, completing their understanding of matter and energy. This free sample chapter also includes the Table of Contents, About the Authors, Introduction, and Index.
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Session 3 Book Chapter
Book Chapter
Session 3
By: Bernie Zubrowski, Vivian Troen, and Marian Pasquale
Grade Level: Middle School
In this session, you introduce participants to the second phase of the inquiry protocol—investigation and data collection. They have an opportunity to delve deeply into the specifics of that phase through a virtual classroom observation. In this video segment, a teacher works with her students on the same investigations as those in which participants engage in the science section of this session. In the science section, participants explore cooling...  [view full summary]
In this session, you introduce participants to the second phase of the inquiry protocol—investigation and data collection. They have an opportunity to delve deeply into the specifics of that phase through a virtual classroom observation. In this video segment, a teacher works with her students on the same investigations as those in which participants engage in the science section of this session. In the science section, participants explore cooling hot water with three different solutions: cold water, ice water, and ice-salt water.
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Session 9 Book Chapter
Book Chapter
Session 9
By: Bernie Zubrowski, Vivian Troen, and Marian Pasquale
Grade Level: Middle School
In this session, participants identify a mentoring situation that has been challenging for them and explore ideas about how to become more effective mentors. They learn about different conflict management styles, identify their own, and consider the potential uses and limitations of each style. They make mini-pond environments to explore ecological and environmental concepts. They create concept maps and brainstorm various contexts that potentially...  [view full summary]
In this session, participants identify a mentoring situation that has been challenging for them and explore ideas about how to become more effective mentors. They learn about different conflict management styles, identify their own, and consider the potential uses and limitations of each style. They make mini-pond environments to explore ecological and environmental concepts. They create concept maps and brainstorm various contexts that potentially would support development of the mini-ponds.
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Session 8 Book Chapter
Book Chapter
Session 8
By: Bernie Zubrowski, Vivian Troen, and Marian Pasquale
Grade Level: Middle School
In this session, participants reflect on their mentor-mentee experiences thus far. They learn a protocol for examining student work, examine several pieces of student work, and discuss implications for the classroom. In the science segment, they study one pond organism in depth and create a schema for sorting pond organisms.
In this session, participants reflect on their mentor-mentee experiences thus far. They learn a protocol for examining student work, examine several pieces of student work, and discuss implications for the classroom. In the science segment, they study one pond organism in depth and create a schema for sorting pond organisms.
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Session 7 Book Chapter
Book Chapter
Session 7
By: Bernie Zubrowski, Vivian Troen, and Marian Pasquale
Grade Level: Middle School
In this session, participants review the purposes of the mentoring journals and develop a mini-curriculum to use in their work with mentees. They explore issues around giving and receiving help. They do a more in-depth investigation of a pond organism, choosing one question developed in Session 6 to investigate. Finally, they examine the literacy and formative assessment opportunities embedded in these kinds of pedagogical practices.
In this session, participants review the purposes of the mentoring journals and develop a mini-curriculum to use in their work with mentees. They explore issues around giving and receiving help. They do a more in-depth investigation of a pond organism, choosing one question developed in Session 6 to investigate. Finally, they examine the literacy and formative assessment opportunities embedded in these kinds of pedagogical practices.
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Session 6 Book Chapter
Book Chapter
Session 6
By: Bernie Zubrowski, Vivian Troen, and Marian Pasquale
Grade Level: High School
In this session, participants share their mentoring experiences thus far. They watch a video clip of a sixth-grade classroom where students are engaged in a pond study. Participants take on the role of the mentor and mentee and role-play the post-observation conference. Next, they investigate life science concepts through the context of a pond from the same unit used in the videoclip. Finally, they develop questions about a pond organism to further...  [view full summary]
In this session, participants share their mentoring experiences thus far. They watch a video clip of a sixth-grade classroom where students are engaged in a pond study. Participants take on the role of the mentor and mentee and role-play the post-observation conference. Next, they investigate life science concepts through the context of a pond from the same unit used in the videoclip. Finally, they develop questions about a pond organism to further investigate and discuss how they might help students develop investigable questions.
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Session 5 Book Chapter
Book Chapter
Session 5
By: Bernie Zubrowski, Vivian Troen, and Marian Pasquale
Grade Level: Middle School
The session begins with having mentors reflect on their mentoring experience thus far. You re-introduce the mentoring journal, and they consider difficult mentoring issues. Next, participants view a virtual classroom observation with a focus on the sense-making phase of inquiry, and they review the inquiry protocol. The session ends with you introducing, and engaging participants in, a discussion of the phases of new teacher development.
The session begins with having mentors reflect on their mentoring experience thus far. You re-introduce the mentoring journal, and they consider difficult mentoring issues. Next, participants view a virtual classroom observation with a focus on the sense-making phase of inquiry, and they review the inquiry protocol. The session ends with you introducing, and engaging participants in, a discussion of the phases of new teacher development.
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Session 4 Book Chapter
Book Chapter
Session 4
By: Marian Pasquale, Vivian Troen, and Bernie Zubrowski
Grade Level: Middle School
In this session, participants view and have an in-depth discussion about a post-observation conference for a lesson from the ice cream-making unit in Cindy Wrobel’s class. They fill out a mentoring journal, and they evaluate the mentoring journal from the video conference. Participants discover the implications for making ice cream, identify the best container in which to make ice cream and why, as well as enjoy the fruits of their labors. They also...  [view full summary]
In this session, participants view and have an in-depth discussion about a post-observation conference for a lesson from the ice cream-making unit in Cindy Wrobel’s class. They fill out a mentoring journal, and they evaluate the mentoring journal from the video conference. Participants discover the implications for making ice cream, identify the best container in which to make ice cream and why, as well as enjoy the fruits of their labors. They also examine components of communication and assess their own communication skills. The session ends with your introducing participants to the Mentor-Mentee Handbook and the Planning Guide which will guide their interactions.
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Session 2 Book Chapter
Book Chapter
Session 2
By: Vivian Troen, Marian Pasquale, and Bernie Zubrowski
Grade Level: Middle School
Mentoring, like teaching, demands skills. Mentors need to learn how to best develop a mentee’s professional growth. This goes far beyond the idea of emotional support that many generic mentoring programs advocate. The content-specific mentoring that this mentoring program emphasizes is educative mentoring and requires mentors to think seriously about the method of teaching they want novices to learn and what that teaching entails. During this session,...  [view full summary]
Mentoring, like teaching, demands skills. Mentors need to learn how to best develop a mentee’s professional growth. This goes far beyond the idea of emotional support that many generic mentoring programs advocate. The content-specific mentoring that this mentoring program emphasizes is educative mentoring and requires mentors to think seriously about the method of teaching they want novices to learn and what that teaching entails. During this session, mentors learn mentoring strategies and practices to help them be effective in their new role.
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Becoming a Teacher Researcher: Giving Space, Finding Space Book Chapter
Book Chapter
Becoming a Teacher Researcher: Giving Space, Finding Space
By: Christopher Horne
Grade Level: Elementary School, High School, Middle School
Christopher Horne is a teacher specialist for elementary science for Frederick County, Maryland, public schools and an adjunct professor in the education department at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He is pursuing a doctoral degree in elementary science education at the University of Maryland, College Park. As a science specialist, Chris frequently demonstrates inquiry-based instruction in elementary classrooms. Chris describes...  [view full summary]
Christopher Horne is a teacher specialist for elementary science for Frederick County, Maryland, public schools and an adjunct professor in the education department at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He is pursuing a doctoral degree in elementary science education at the University of Maryland, College Park. As a science specialist, Chris frequently demonstrates inquiry-based instruction in elementary classrooms. Chris describes a process in which he uses students’ written responses during one session as the “text” for reading and discussion during subsequent sessions while he engages fourth-grade students in learning about space science. Then he steps back and reflects upon his experiences in learning to document student thinking.
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