Science Curriculum Topic Study
Thanks to participants and presenter for a fantastic Evening!
The first of two Web Seminars on the topic of Science
Curriculum Topic Study was held on Thursday, May 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The session was presented by Page Keeley, the author of the
NSTA Press book Science Curriculum Topic
Study: Bridging the Gap Between Standards and Practice.
Here is what some of the participants had to say at the end of the session: "Thank
you for your input. It gave me another way of looking at my teaching. Thank you
very much. I don't often think about looking into the children's alternative conceptions
of an idea. I will endeavor to do so in the future." Another participant said: "I
have been involved in teacher preparation and curriculum development and was very
interested in making my own judgment about the contribution of this sort of exchange
made. I was quite satisfied with the process that I saw and listened to."
The session started at 6:30 p.m. ET with a general overview of the Web Seminar tools
and how they can be used to facilitate interaction between the participants and
the presenter. Seventeen participants were present in addition to the presenter,
Page Keeley, and the NSTA staff. Educators represented the states of Texas, Colorado,
Ohio, Georgia, New York, Maryland, Maine, and Kentucky.
Page started with a review of the Science Curriculum Topic Study book and the material
covered at the face-to-face symposium that took place at the NSTA National Convention
in Dallas. During the session, an interesting discussion was sparked by Page's questions
with regards to students' misconceptions. What are they? Where do they come from?
"Shouldn't we refer to them as preconceptions instead of misconceptions", one participant
asked. Throughout the presentation there were several opportunities for interactions
among the participants and presenter - answering poll questions, chatting, and selecting
the best answer from selected lists of statements.
Thanks to the participants and Page Keeley, for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done! The second Science Curriculum Topic Study Web Seminar is scheduled
to take place on Wednesday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Web Seminar I Resources
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