The educator studies use of models and modeling in the classroom, targeting existing resources for their specific discipline of science, learning about existing models to use, and specific modeling strategies, focusing on successful implementation of models and modeling in science or mathematics classrooms. They engage in a detailed analysis of the standards related to such, including the analysis of classroom tasks that address the standard. The educator devises a set of criteria for measuring student progress on the standards in that category appropriate to their grade level, designs and teaches a lessons addressing use of models or modeling, then analyzes student performance using the created criteria.
There are many models used in science disciplines that represent the concepts and content, that are used to help students learn science. While sometimes interchangeable in the literature with the term models, modeling per this badge to define a learning strategy used with students. In this micro-credential you will investigate both models and modeling within your discipline and as connected to the NGSS standards. You will engage in readings about that content using the resources noted above to deepen your knowledge of the content area then plan, implement, and study a lesson related to that content with your students.
While some of the resources above are relevant to a particular content area, many are cross-disciplinary. The ideas in this micro-credential are specifically designed for the teaching and learning of secondary science. Similar distinctions exist in mathematics; the Models and Modeling (Mathematics) badge contains those resources.
It is suggested that the work be completed in a small learning community to accomplish and discuss the learning activities.
To earn the micro-credential, you must receive a passing evaluation for Part 1 and 3 and a “Yes” for the artifacts submitted for Part 2.
Reflections on a recent lesson using the Teacher Decision Making Framework (Session 1)
Attach your lesson plan which includes all of the following:
Reflect on the effectiveness of the lesson from your perspective as a teacher.
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