This DVD with the accompanying Workshop
Facilitation Guide provides all the materials needed for short, facilitator-led
workshops. Workshop participants view video clips, evaluate what they
have seen, and discuss how the strategies used in the video content can
be extended into their classrooms or teaching practices.
Materials may be used in after-school sessions or multiple
videos may be combined for longer science workshops. Perfect for use by
a leadership team, coach or mentor, or Science Department Head, the activities
are designed for ease of use with minimal preparation.
Teaching Middle School Science
Helping our students read the science textbook is often a concern, if
not a barrier, to teaching science. This DVD contains 6 videos that emphasize
important content in today's science classroom. Each science topic is
defined, discussed and illustrated through a separate professional development
video. The DVD contains the following videos:
Teaching Moon Phases
Teaching Forces & Motion
Teaching Chemical & Physical Change
Each video begins with a discussion of the content
topic and the challenges and misconceptions found in science learners.
Next, viewers see a middle school science lesson that demonstrates instructional
strategies and techniques used to teach the science topic. Key strategies
and classroom management techniques are shown in each video. The video
concludes with an evaluation of the lesson, its components, and the students
Workshop Facilitation Guide
The Facilitation Guide contains workshop activities and information on
conducting the workshops. Workshop activities, 4-5 for each video, have
Activity Masters to foster participants' discussion and collaboration.
Each workshop activity provides opportunities for science teachers to
evaluate, discuss, and extend the strategies demonstrated in the video.