Interdisciplinary Approaches to Science Education
About the Program
Based on a conference I gave at Tufts University where secondary science educators gathered from across the U.S. and six other nations, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Science Education is a workshop for middle and high school science teachers who desire to structure a learning environment that is truly innovative and effective. Since interdisciplinary science investigative skills are at the heart of this conference, it will naturally foster the achievement of benchmarks and standards dealing with scientific inquiry and habits of mind. A greater understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of life-long learning will be enhanced through the use of technology. This will be accomplished at a place you feel is best within your school district.
Conference Themes and Goals
· Interdisciplinary connections to real-world scientific awareness
· Cutting edge technology and novel teaching techniques
· Maximize critical thinking and problem-solving skills
· Coordinated and integrated science, AAAS Benchmarks and NRC National Science Education Standards
· Innovation and creativity toward understanding the universe
Questions for Teachers Interested in Attending this Workshop
· Describe your experiences using interdisciplinary teaching methods.
· What is your experience using technology in the classroom?
· Please describe one interdisciplinary activity that you find effective and enjoy using in the classroom (you may
enclose a hard copy of this idea or activity for sharing at the workshop).
· How will attending this conference benefit you and your students?
Instructional Skills & Techniques for the Innovative Classroom Teacher
· Experiential Learning
· Independent Study
· Thematic Units
· Concept Maps
· Alternative Assessments